As an integrative biology major at the University of Maine at Machias (UMaine Machias), you’ll learn in the classroom, laboratory and in the unique outdoors of coastal Maine. UMaine Machias is located mere minutes from the Atlantic Ocean. We are set among pristine forests and unspoiled rivers and lakes.

UMaine Machias students actively study biology, combining critical laboratory techniques with wide-ranging field explorations to investigate the central practices of integrative 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. Majors also benefit from a National Science Foundation (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
  • Pre – Professional

Contact Us

Eric H. Jones
Associate Professor of Botany
125 Science Building

Why UMaine Machias?

  • Classes work closely with local organizations, such as Inland Fisheries and Wildlife and the Downeast Salmon Federation (DSF). With DSF, students work directly with endangered Atlantic salmon species on projects ranging from surveying to habitat restoration.
  • Students have an opportunity to participate in a genetics lab workshop with the Jackson Laboratory in Mount Desert Island.

Program Details Careers Frequently Asked Questions

Students handling shells in a biology class