Prospective & New Students

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Are you considering a career in Fisheries, Wildlife or Conservation Biology?

The FWCB Department at the University of Minnesota offers both undergraduate and graduate programs for fisheries, wildlife, and conservation biology. Prospective freshmen and transfer students can be admitted as a FWCB major, which is part of the College of Food, Agricultural and Natural Resource Sciences (CFANS admissions).

Want to learn more about the Fisheries, Wildlife and Conservation Biology major?

Freshman Admissions

Abby Reynolds
190 Coffey Hall

Transfer Admissions

Carolyn Larson (for transfer students not already attending the U of M)
190 Coffey Hall

Admission Information

The University of Minnesota Office of Admissions handles all applications for undergraduate admissions to FWCB. For information on how to apply, application materials, a complete list of requirements for applicants, and an online application visit the Office of Admissions. For tuition costs and financial aid information, please see the Office of Student Finance.


The Orientation and First Year Programs (OFYP) office provides orientation to new freshmen and transfer students. Contact OFYP or CFANS for orientation help and information