Get your feet wet and hands dirty.
Wildlife ecology and conservation 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.
Michigan Tech is home to the longest running predator-prey study in the world. Cast moose tracks and digitize wolf howls on Isle Royale in Lake Superior. Learn how to use Geographic Information Systems (GIS) and be proficient in GPS, land measurement, and remote-sensing skills. Study endangered species prevention and mitigation as well as habitat protection and restoration. Participate in a 14-week field semester in our 4,609 acres of research forest. Work alongside faculty through the $1,100 Earn and Learn Assistantship, offered to all students accepted into the College of Forest Resources and Environmental Science (CFRES). Plus, get to know your CFRES family on a first-name basis through regularly scheduled coffee talks and timber cruising.
Want to accelerate your career? You can do that, too. Earn a master’s in one additional year through our Accelerated Master’s program.
"I chose Michigan Tech because I fell in love with the area on my campus visit. There are a lot of opportunities within my concentration like the school having the Ford Forest for research purposes and because of the high placement rate after graduating."