Ecology and Evolutionary Biology

Studying in outdoor lab for ecology.

Know the science. Make a difference.

If you care about population impacts, climate change, land-use degradation, and altered nutrient cycles, come to the shores of Lake Superior to explore effective management of ecological systems. As a Michigan Tech graduate, use your comprehensive understanding of ecological and evolutionary patterns and processes to solve environmental problems.

Observe, collect, record, and analyze evolutionary biological data in the lab and field. Dive deep into meaningful coursework, immediate research opportunities, and 5,000+ acres of research forest. Expand your knowledge of our planet’s interconnected ecosystems with studies of ecosystem sustainability, evolutionary dynamics, ecosystem function, human health, and the management and restoration of natural resources.

Be Ready for What Tomorrow Needs:

  • Collect and analyze water samples aboard MTU’s research vessels, docked just steps away from our Great Lakes Research Center here on campus
  • Work alongside faculty on real research projects, or submit your own summer undergraduate research grant for funding through the SURF program
  • Contribute to causes you care about and do what you love in one of 250 student organizations or 50 Enterprise programs, from Green Campus to the only collegiate Mushing Club in the US

Create Tomorrow with Careers In:

  • Biotechnology
  • Conservation
  • Environmental Consulting
  • Natural Resource Management
  • Data Science

Huskies Get Hired By:

  • Kimberly-Clark
  • Medtronic
  • Merck Pharmaceutical Company
  • Eli Lilly and Company
  • Government Agencies and Universities

Customize your Degree:

Get essential training in biology, chemistry, and mathematics, then expand your core studies:

  • Molecular Biology
  • Genetics
  • Field Techniques
  • Ecological and Evolutionary Data Analysis

Take Courses Like:

  • Botany
  • Zoology
  • Environmental Problems
  • Human Dimensions of Natural Resources
  • Stream Ecology

Learn more about Ecology and Evolutionary Biology at Michigan Tech!