Department of Biology and Natural Resources Management
Biology is an exciting and dynamic field focusing on the study of living things and their environments. The Department strives to set a standard of excellence in biology and natural resources education as a unit within the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences.
Students interested in ecology and environmental sustainability will find many opportunities to pursue their interests in our undergraduate programs, which include emphases in General Biology, Biomolecular Processes, and Ecology and Evolutionary Biology, in addition to the degree in Natural Resources Management. Undergraduate students also may complete emphases in Pre-Veterinary Medicine, Teacher Certification, or pursue Pre-Medical and other Pre-Professional preparation through our undergraduate program. The Biology MS degree program also offers optional emphases in either Aquatic Sciences or Natural Resources.
Department News and Events
*BIO/NRM Open House - Saturday, November 2, 1-3pm, Kindschi Hall Atrium. Prospective students can meet faculty and current students, and learn more about what our programs have to offer.
*BIO Graduate Student Joseph Altobelli's thesis “Nest-Site Selection and Neonate Survival of Eastern Box Turtles (Terrapene carolina carolina) in Michigan’s Northern Lower Peninsula” was selected as the GVSU nominee for the 2020 Midwest Association of Graduate Schools Master’s Thesis Award competition in the Biological/Life Sciences category.
Faculty in the Biology Department are involved in a broad range of research providing many opportunities for undergraduate and graduate students to engage in a variety of projects. These areas of research include animal behavior, aquatic biology, bioethics, botany, climate, conservation, development, ecology, environmental sustainability, evolutionary biology, genetics, microbiology, natural resources management, natural resources policy, restoration ecology, and science education.
Laker Effect Profile - Professor Eric Snyder
National Geographic Profiles Dr. Jennifer Moore's Rattlesnake Research
Twitter feed for @BiologyGVSU
Wildlife Rehabilitation Internships
for job 3287927
Wolf Hollow Wildlife Rehabilitation Center
Summer Research Scholar at Wake Forest Institute for Regenerative Medicine
for job 3281937
Wake Forest Institute for Regenerative Medicine
Seeds Production Summer Intern- Waterloo, Nebraska
for job 3280454
Research Assistant (I) Safety Pharmacology
for job 3274605
Covance, Inc., a division of LabCorp®
Wildlife Technician 8-E10 - Gaylord
for job 3271689
State of Michigan, Department of Natural Resources-Wildlife Division