Wildlife Biology Concentration
Students in the Intro to Fisheries & Wildlife Management in the field with the Maine State Bear Biologist checking on a tagged bear, and tagging her cubs.
Do you enjoy working in the outdoors? Studying wildlife? Hands-on science? The wildlife biology concentration may be for you.
There are a number of possible careers such as:
The wildlife biology concentration in the Biology program at the University of Maine at Machias is designed to provide you the educational requirements leading to certification as a wildlife biologist by The Wildlife Society (www.wildlife.org).
Students at UMM can expect small classes where students receive personal attention by their professors. Many of the courses emphasize hands on learning and strong field experiences. Through in-class presentations by guest speakers, such as the local game wardens in Fish and Wildlife Management, or out of class opportunities, such as tagging bears during hibernation, we strive to link you with experiences and professionals to further your career goals.
The Wildlife Biology uses the Biology program plus the following courses:
|Course Number||Course Name||Credit Hours|
|BIO 235||Intro to Fisheries & Wildlife Management||3|
|BIO 355||Conservation Biology||4|
|BIO 229||Plant Systematics||4|
|GIS 230||GIS Applications I||4|
|MAT 215||Applied Statistics||4|
Choose one course (2 – 4 credits) from:
|ENV 105||Intro to Trees & Wildflowers of Maine|
|BIO 333||Plant Ecology|
Choose two courses (8 credits) from:
|BIO 224||General Entomology|
Choose one course (4 credits) from:
|MAT 127||Calculus II|
|BIO 315||Experimental Design & Analysis for Biologists|
|GIS 330||GIS Applications II|
Total Credit Hours: 33 – 35 credits
Since some of the above courses will also meet program requirements, the pre-professional concentration requires only an additional 16 to 23 credits