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Fisheries, Wildlife, and Conservation Biology, B.Sc.

  • Application Deadline
  • 48 months
University rank #79 (WUR) Minneapolis, MN, United States
While studying Fisheries, Wildlife, and Conservation Biology at University of Minnesota, you will gain a broad scientific background emphasizing biological and environmental sciences needed for careers in fisheries, wildlife, and conservation biology and other natural resource and environmental professions. 
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In the Fisheries, Wildlife, and Conservation Biology program at University of Minnesota students will learn about the care and management of fish or aquatic resources, wildlife and their habitats, and maintenance of biodiversity.


  • Conservation Biology: This track focuses on the conservation of land or water creatures and their habitats. You’ll learn about various environmental issues and the human dimensions of conservation. Careers usually involve the protection of endangered species or the management of biodiversity.
  • Fisheries and Aquatic Sciences: This track focuses on fisheries and aquatic resources, including their science and management.Topics include fisheries management, fish ecology and systematics, marine biology, and aquatic environmental assessment.This track gives you the option of becoming a Certified Fisheries Professional.
  • Wildlife: This track focuses on wildlife science, management, and administration.Topics include wildlife biology, terrestrial habitat ecology, environmental assessment, and wildlife management.This track gives you the option of becoming a Certified Wildlife Biologist.
  • Pre-Veterinary Medicine can also be added: In addition to one of the tracks above, students in this major can formally pursue a pre-vet emphasis.This requires additional biology and chemistry courses.

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 48 months
  • Credits
    120 alternative credits
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Environmental Conflict Management, Leadership, and Planning
  • Natural Resource and Environmental Policy
  • Water Quality and Natural Resources
  • Habitats and Regulation of Wildlife

English Language Requirements

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General Requirements

  • Completed Application for Admission
  • $55 U.S. nonrefundable application fee
  • High school (9th-12th grade) courses and grades (Required)
  • English proficiency test scores (Required)
  • ACT and/or SAT scores (Optional)

Tuition Fee

  • International

    33330 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 33330 USD per year and a duration of 48 months.
  • National

    33330 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 33330 USD per year and a duration of 48 months.
  • In-State

    15104 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 15104 USD per year and a duration of 48 months.
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Living costs for Minneapolis

  • 1130 - 2050 USD/month
    Living Costs

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