Environmental Biology Major

Do you have an interest in conserving nature or working with wildlife? Do you aspire to better the planet for future generations? Do you want a career working outdoors? The environmental biology major accommodates a wide variety of interests and career goals.

If you want to pursue a career in the environmental field, this area of study prepares you for opportunities in zoology, aquatic biology, water quality management, fisheries biology, wildlife ecology, environmental toxicology, environmental planning, natural resource management, and conservation biology.

Nestled in the bluffs of the Mississippi River watershed, Saint Mary’s Winona Campus offers biology students access to diverse ecological communities of the Driftless Ecoregion, including a trout stream running through campus.

Potential Careers

  • Environmental consultant
  • Field biologist
  • Fisheries biologist
  • Environmental educator
  • Conservation biologist
  • Water resources technician planner
  • Wildlife biologist

High School Preparation

Biology; Calculus; Chemistry; Environmental Science; Physics

Enhance Your Experience

Students who major in environmental biology oftentimes pursue a minor in zoology or chemistry.