Accomplished faculty instruct, guide, and inspire Edinboro students to achieve and lead. EU faculty are recognized for their commitment to student success and creating a personal and engaging academic environment.
The Edinboro experience extends well beyond the classroom. EU students prepare for careers and life through opportunities for hands-on learning, collaborative research with faculty, global travel, and internships.
Fighting Scots live, work, and play in state-of-the-art facilities on EU’s picturesque 585-acre campus. Located just 20 miles south of Erie, Pennsylvania’s fourth-largest city, Edinboro is bustling with exciting activities.
Discover the relationship between biology and the environment.
The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics predicts jobs will increase 11% for environmental occupations by 2026.
If you know you want to be a wildlife specialist, Edinboro’s program leads you to certification. But if you’re open to other environmental careers, we provide plenty of options. At Edinboro, you’ll be held to high standards and well prepared to work as a wildlife biologist or continue your education in graduate school. As a Wildlife Biology major you will:
Take at least one research intensive course and complete a capstone experience to make certain you have practical hands-on experience.
Have the opportunity to present your research at local, regional or national meetings.
Have the opportunity for an internship with environmental organizations such as wildlife rehabilitation centers, DCNR, PA Fish and Game Commission, Environmental Protection Agency, nature centers, zoos, aquariums, aviaries and state parks.
Get hands-on experience at summer field classes at the University of Pittsburgh’s Pymatuning Laboratory of Ecology.
Network with successful alumni working in a variety of environmental occupations.
Graduates from our program find immediate employment working as zoo keepers, aquarists, naturalists, consultants or biologists. Many also go on to graduate school, pursuing advanced degrees in areas such as:
Prepare for a rewarding career.
Dr. Nina Thumser, Department Chair
219 Meadville St, Edinboro, PA 16444