Wildlife Ecology and Management
Some people settle for watching wildlife from afar; you want to understand all aspects of their world. That’s what makes you perfect for our crazy-smart wildlife ecology and management program. You’ll get right out in the thick of it—track the migration of animals and make decisions about the management of habitats. Plus, you’ll get to do outdoor hands-on research as well as use state-of-the-art laboratories to pursue your passion.
What You Need to Know About This Program
- You'll start with outdoor labs your first week of class.
- You'll experience a rigorous program with access to cutting edge technology along with field applications to prepare you for life after college.
- Lab sessions take place in one of the largest contiguous forested areas in the eastern United States.
- Researchers from the School of Forest Resources and Environmental Science are involved in the longest running predator/prey study—the wolves and moose on Isle Royale.
- You can get involved in the SFRES Learning Community, a residential community for students seeking degrees in forestry, applied ecology and environmental sciences, and wildlife ecology and management.
- The Fall Practicum (fall camp) is conducted at Michigan Tech’s 5,500-acre research forest, where students live for 14 weeks.
- Students have VIP access to the Comprehensive Geographic Information System labs.
- You can work on the Forest and Environmental Resource Management Enterprise team (FERM) or in The Mesocosm, an underground process research lab.
- Earn a Master's degree in just a single year of study beyond your undergrad degree through the accelerated master's program in forestry or geographic information science.
Once your degree is complete, you’ll be qualified for positions such as regulatory project manager, wildlife biologist, natural resource manager, wildlife refuge manager, or even researcher and professor.