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Communications and SPC Administrator, Drinking Source Water Protection Division of the Sault Ste. Marie Region Conservation Authority (Ontario)

"Most natural science classes at LSSU offer students as much hands-on experience (lab hours) as lecture hours, which ensures that the university experience prepares us for the real world careers, whether you work at a desk or out in the field, or both. There are endless advantages and opportunities available to LSSU students due to its location on an international border.

I found my career path on campus when my advisor posted a job for the Bi-national Public Advisory Council (BPAC), a group dedicated to and overseeing the clean-up the St. Mary's River. I was able to gain experience and network on both sides of the border, ultimately finding full-time employment before I graduated with my biology degree."

Loralei Premo '07
Biology Major

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Well Prepared

A degree in Biology also prepares you for any kind of career by building your abilities in:

  • analysis of complex systems,
  • project management,
  • investigative procedures,
  • quantitative skills in math and statistics,
  • communications skills in written, verbal and graphical form,
  • computer skills,
  • skills you can take to the bank!

Our alumni are leaders in all areas of biological sciences in Michigan and beyond. Here are just a few places that LSSU Biology Alumni are now working:

  • Michigan Dept of Natural Resources
  • Michigan Dept of Environmental Quality
  • U.S. Forest Service
  • U.S. Parks Service
  • U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service
  • Private Environmental Consulting Companies
  • Local Conservation Districts
  • Conservancies
  • Zoos
  • As private Doctors, Dentists, Pharmacists, Optometrists
  • In small and large clinics (e.g., Mayo Clinic)
  • As Veterinarians
  • In private research labs
  • In university and other government labs
  • In private companies of all kinds and sizes Across the U.S. and Canada and abroad
Continuing into the Health Profession

The following is a list of students who have been accepted into graduate universities. They plan on continuing their education in the health profession.

  • Jonathan Behring, Hillman, MI - Michigan State University, College of Human Medicine
  • Kyle Blau, Rapid River, MI - Detroit Mercy, School of Dentisty
  • Peter Bonneau, Canton, MI - Wayne State University, School of Medicine
  • Rachel Hall, Southgate, MI - University of Toledo, College of Health Science & Human Service (Physician Assistant Program)
  • Jessica Hartwig, Iron Mountain, MI - Ferris State University, Michigan College of Optometry
  • Christina Lazzari, Watton, MI - Ohio State Univeristy, College of Dentistry
  

LSSU has a great reputation for placing Biology students in graduate and professional schools, such as:

  • Kansas State University
Prepared Graduates

"I appreciate everything you have done for me! My education and experiences at LSSU have lead me to a really good career. At work I apply my knowledge of animal biological systems, laboratory experiences, and interaction skills. I eventually would like to do teaching part time at a community college here in Madision. There is a course at a community college here that Covance is involved in that teaches animal husbandry and care for laboratory animals, which is a top priority at my company."

--Kelly Marsack
Safety Pharmacologist, Covance Laboratories Inc.
LSSU Biology Alum
Masters in Conservation Biology

 

"Personal relationships with the professors - and not just one professor, all professors. Also, the atmosphere at LSSU is very friendly and offers rewarding opportunities to be involved in campus life.”

--Nicole Hawdon ‘04


Student Research...

Ellsworth, Michigan

Jonathon studied the foraging behavior of white-tailed deer. Previous studies claim that deer have the ability to determine which vegetation will benefit them the most during different times of the year. In the fall, deer select diets high in energy content to maintain body mass and temperature. Nachazel's study explored the relationship between preferred white-tailed deer forage and energy levels found in the three types of vegetation. His results will assist managers in helping decrease mortality rates during the winter.

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