190 Coffey Hall (St. Paul campus)
The College of Food, Agricultural and Natural Resource Sciences (CFANS) offers students an extraordinary education with 13 majors, 1 pre-major, 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.
CFANS also offers one pre-major and two pre-professional programs. The Pre-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 cfans.umn.edu/academics/cfans-majors-minors to learn more.
Degree options: Bachelor of Science (B.S.)
|Spring semester||All majors||Priority: October 1
Final: December 1
|Fall semester||All majors||Priority: February 1
Final: July 1
|Number of Admitted Students for Fall 2020:||225|
|Fall 2020 Average Transfer GPA:||3.46|
|Transfer GPA range distribution:||4.0-3.5||50.5%|
Major-Specific Admission Guidelines:
The following majors have specific admission requirements in addition to the general CFANS guidelines.
Animal Science major, Pre-Vet emphasis (as of Fall 2018 these guidelines for Pre-Vet are recommendations, not requirements):
We recommend that applicants to the Pre-Vet emphasis have a cumulative GPA of 3.0 or higher, and we also recommend that they have completed the following courses with a grade of B or higher:
Applicants must have completed either Microeconomics or Macroeconomics with a grade of B- or better.
Agricultural and Food Business Management:
Most successful applicants will have a cumulative GPA of 2.8 or higher. Applicants must have completed either Microeconomics or Macroeconomics with a grade of B- or better.
Preferred cumulative GPA of 2.8 or higher. Successful applicants must have completed the following courses with a grade of C- or better:
Preferred cumulative GPA of 2.8 or higher. Successful applicants must have completed the following courses with a grade of C or better:
* 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.
Pre-Bioproducts and Biosystems Engineering:
Applicants who do not meet CSE Transfer requirements can still be considered for the Pre-BBE major if they meet CFANS' general guidelines.
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, Jeff Polski, at firstname.lastname@example.org or 612-624-3220.
To learn more about the College of Food, Agricultural and Natural Resource Sciences, visit the CFANS website at www.cfans.umn.edu.