Undergraduate Admissions
Applied ecology professor and student conducting research in a stream.

Ecology and Environmental Sciences, Applied

Combine ecological, social, and biotechnological aspects of natural resource conservation and management and you’ve got applied ecology and environmental sciences. You’ll develop skills to protect the integrity of our world’s ecosystems and ensure the sustainability of natural resources.

Customize your degree with:

Focus areas available in

  • Biotechnology
  • Communicating Natural Resources
  • Plant Ecology and Wetlands

Minors are available in

  • Ecology
  • Plant Biotechnology
  • Plant Sciences

You can also earn a master’s in one additional year through the Accelerated Master’s program.

Take courses like:

  • Forest and Landscape Hydrology
  • Forest Health
  • Insect Ecology
  • Wildlife Habitat
  • Conservation Biology

Get hands-on experience like:

  • Participating in a 14-week field semester in our 4,609 acres of research forest
  • Using state-of-the-art equipment and technology for lab assignments, research, and projects
  • Conducting undergraduate research with faculty mentors on how increased levels of CO2 impact tree physiology and oils processes
  • Working alongside faculty through the Earn and Learn Assistantship, offered to all accepted School of Forest Resources and Environmental Science students

Get a job like:

  • Natural Resource Manager
  • Outdoor Educator
  • Ecologist
  • Environmental Scientist

Work for companies like:

  • USDA Forest Service
  • Department of Natural Resources
  • Department of Environmental Quality
  • Natural resources and environmental consulting firms

Learn more about applied ecology and environmental sciences at Michigan Tech!