As a Biology major at UMM, you learn in the classroom, lab, and in the unique outdoors of coastal Maine. UMM is located mere minutes from the Atlantic Ocean. We are set among pristine forests and unspoiled rivers and lakes.

UMM students actively study biology, combining critical laboratory techniques with wide-ranging field explorations to investigate the central practices of modern biology. Your classes will be small and you will have ample opportunity to work closely with your instructors throughout your studies. From genetics to ecology; the study of microscopic species to the large mammals of the forests of Maine – you will become familiar with the full range of biological science. Biology majors also benefit from an NSF-funded Geographic Information Systems Lab, which is a powerful tool for mapping and biological research.

Students may complete optional concentrations in:

  • Wildlife Biology
  • Fisheries Biology
  • Health Professions: The pre-professional concentration is designed for students planning to pursue careers in medicine, veterinary medicine, dentistry, optometry, pharmacy, or other professions requiring a rigorous background in the life and physical sciences.

Contact Us

Eric H. Jones
Assistant Professor of Plant Biology
207-255-1267
eric.jones1@maine.edu
125 Science Building

William H. Otto
Professor of Chemistry
207-255-1345
william.otto@maine.edu
107 Science Building