Twin Cities Campus
Conservation Biology Minor
Fisheries, Wildlife, and Conservation Biology
College of Food, Agricultural and Natural Resource Sciences
Link to a list of faculty for this program.
Department of Fisheries, Wildlife, and Conservation Biology, 135 B Skok Hall, 2003 Upper Buford Circle, St. Paul, MN 55108 (612-624-7751)
The Conservation Biology (CB) Program has two complementary objectives leading to a unique multidisciplinary program. The first is to provide students with sound graduate training in the biological sciences relevant to the global conservation of plants, animals, and ecosystems. The second objective promotes the study of social, political, and economic sciences that relate to recognition and solution of conservation problems. Students may select a named track, fisheries and aquatic biology, which offers an aquatic specialization. Students may also pursue a joint degree in law and conservation biology through the joint law degree program. The overall goal of the program is to prepare students to develop solutions or approaches to address problems that are scientifically and environmentally sound and likely to be acted upon or implemented within their social and political context.
Prerequisites for Admission
For an online application or for more information about graduate education admissions, see the General Information section of this website.
Use of 4xxx courses towards program requirements is not permitted.
A master's minor may be earned by completing the two required courses for a major, plus participating in one semester of the conservation biology seminar. A doctoral minor may be earned by completing the two required courses for a major, participating in one semester of the conservation biology seminar, and completing 6 elective credits. Electives are determined in consultation with the director of graduate studies and the student's advisory committee.