Wildlife Ecology and Management

Wildlife Ecology and Management

Wildlife ecology and management is the study of animal populations in the context of land management decisions. Put your love for working outdoors and interest in the ecology and sustainable management of wildlife habitats to work as you assess environmental conditions of terrestrial and aquatic ecosystems and make land management decisions for wildlife habitat maintenance and protection of ecosystem composition.

Customize your degree with:

Minors 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:

  • Ornithology
  • Mammalogy
  • Herpetology
  • Population Ecology
  • Forest Health

Get hands-on experience like:

  • Participating in a 14-week field semester in our 5,583 acres of research forest
  • Conducting undergraduate research with faculty mentors on the effects of forest fragmentation on endangered, native birds
  • Using state-of-the-art equipment and technology for lab assignments, research, and projects
  • 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:

  • Wildlife Biologist
  • Natural Resource Manager
  • Biologist
  • Teacher

Work for companies like:

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

Learn more about wildlife ecology and management at Michigan Tech!