Transfer Admission Requirements

College of Food, Agricultural and Natural Resource Sciences

190 Coffey Hall (St. Paul campus)
612-624-3220
http://www.cfans.umn.edu/admissions/transfer-students

The College of Food, Agricultural and Natural Resource Sciences (CFANS) offers students an extraordinary education with 13 majors and 26 minors based in solution-driven science. As a CFANS student, you'll discover a close-knit campus community while benefiting from the resources of a world-class research university—such as undergraduate research, top professors, hands-on experiences, and hundreds of course options.

CFANS has a long tradition of educating future leaders who understand the delicate balance of production and conservation. Students learn from faculty who use critical and innovative thinking, plus all the tools of the arts and sciences, to solve everyday problems and make our planet a productive, friendly, and sustainable environment.

The College's nationally recognized programs and broad array of internship and research opportunities provide students with the education and experience they need for successful careers in private businesses, public agencies, and nonprofit organizations, or for graduate study.

Majors:

  • Agricultural education
  • Agricultural and food business management
  • Agricultural communication and marketing
  • Animal science
  • Applied economics
  • Environmental sciences, policy and management
  • Fisheries, wildlife, and conservation biology
  • Food science
  • Food systems
  • Forest and natural resource management
  • Nutrition
  • Plant science
  • Sustainable systems management

CFANS also offers one pre-major and two pre-professional programs. The Bioproducts and Biosystems Engineering major is an undergraduate course of study that specifically prepares you for entrance into the College of Science and Engineering's upper-division Bioproducts and Biosystems Engineering major.

CFANS' pre-professional programs are specifically designed to meet the entrance requirements to professional programs such as veterinary medicine, medicine and dentistry. CFANS offers several pre-professional program options. Visit http://www.cfans.umn.edu/academics/majors-minors to learn more.

Degree options: Bachelor of Science (B.S.)

Deadlines

Spring semester 2018 All majors Priority: October 1
Final: December 1
Fall semester 2018 All Majors Priority: February 1
Final: June 1

CFANS Transfer Student Profile

Number of Admitted Students for Fall 2017: 234
Fall 2017 Average Transfer GPA: 3.27
Transfer GPA range distribution: 4.0-3.5 38%
3.49-3.0 36%
2.99-2.5 21%
Below 2.5 5%

CFANS Transfer Course Requirements

General Guidelines:

  • Successful applicants will have college algebra (or higher) completed or in progress prior to enrolling at the U of M.
  • Priority admission consideration is given to applicants who intend to graduate from CFANS.
  • Most successful applicants will have a strong foundation in math and science.
  • For transfer applicants with fewer than 26 college credits complete, applications are reviewed using both college academics and the following:
    • Successful completion of the high school course requirement.
    • High school rank percentile (students from non-ranking schools and those with GED or other high school equivalency are given full consideration).
    • ACT or SAT scores.
    • Rigor of the high school curriculum.

Major-Specific Admission Guidelines:
(The general guidelines listed above also apply to these majors.)

Animal Science major, Pre-Vet emphasis:

Successful applicants to the Pre-Vet emphasis will have a cumulative GPA of 3.0 or higher, and must have completed the following courses with a grade of B or higher:

  • One semester of Intro Chemistry with lab (Equivalent CHEM 1015/1017) or General Chemistry with lab (Equivalent CHEM 1061/1065), prefer General Chemistry
  • One semester of General Biology with lab (Equivalent to BIOL 1009)
  • College Algebra

Applied Economics:

  • Applicants must have either microeconomics or macroeconomics completed with a B- or better before enrolling at the U of M.

Agricultural and Food Business Management:

  • Prior to enrollment at the U of M, applicants must have either microeconomics or macroeconomics completed with a B- or better before enrolling at the U of M.
  • Preferred cumulative GPA of 2.8 or higher.

Food Science:

Successful applicants must have completed the following courses with a grade of C- or better:

  • One semester of General Chemistry with lab (Equivalent to CHEM 1061/1065)
  • One semester of General Biology with lab (Equivalent to BIOL 1009)
  • Preferred cumulative GPA of 2.8 or higher

Nutrition:

Successful applicants must have completed the following courses with a grade of C- or better:

  • One semester of General Chemistry with lab (Equivalent to CHEM 1061/1065)
  • One semester of General Biology with lab* (Equivalent to BIOL 1009)
  • Preferred cumulative GPA of 2.8 or higher*

* If a student has one full year of Chemistry (equivalent to CHEM 1061/1065 and CHEM 1062/1066) then the student is not required to complete General Biology with a lab prior to admission.

Campus Visits

CFANS campus visits for prospective transfer students are offered by appointment on the St. Paul campus. During your CFANS campus visit, you will learn more about your area of interest from a transfer counselor. This visit can be scheduled in conjunction with the St. Paul campus tour. To schedule a CFANS visit, contact your CFANS Transfer Admissions Counselor.

To learn more about the College of Food, Agricultural and Natural Resource Sciences, visit the CFANS website at http://www.cfans.umn.edu.

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