Students enter the Department of Wildlife and Fisheries Sciences from a variety of backgrounds and institutions. We accept both freshman and transfer students as well as many students changing their major to Wildlife and Fisheries Sciences (WFSC) from within Texas A&M University. Each type of applicant has specific steps that can be taken to best prepare themselves to become a WFSC major.
Applicants can refer to the Office of Admissions and Records guidelines for official requirements to enter Texas A&M and to obtain an application. The Admissions Office offers guidance to prospective students through the Prospective Student Center (PSC). Contact the PSC at 979-458-0427 or firstname.lastname@example.org. The Department of Wildlife and Fisheries Sciences also offers assistance and guidance to prospective students at any stage of the applications process. Contact the Undergraduate Advising Office at 979-845-5704 or 979-862-4215 to speak with an advisor or via e-mail: WFSCStudentServices@exchange.tamu.edu. Visits to Texas A&M and the Department of Wildlife and Fisheries Sciences can be scheduled through the Visitor Center at 979-845-5851. You may also schedule an advising appointment through the Department of Wildlife and Fisheries Sciences at 979-845-5708.
TAMU admits students to the university first by the Office of Admissions. Freshman admission is determined based on a combination of SAT/ACT scores, class rank, coursework taken in high school, and all of a student’s activities outside the classroom. It is important for students planning on attending a Texas A&M to prepare themselves early in their high school career. For additional information on how to apply, students may refer to the Office of Admissions and Records guidelines for official requirements.
Transfer applicants are reviewed based on the courses they have completed at another college or university and their grade point average on that coursework. Students may apply to transfer after completing 24 hours with a minimum 2.5 GPA. Wildlife and Fisheries Sciences requires completion of BIOL 111 (BIOL 1406) and BIOL 112 (BIOL 1407) with a minimum grade of a B prior to transfer. Priority is given to students who have completed the listed Math, Physics and Chemistry requirements.
Although 2.5 is the minimum to apply for transfer admission at A&M, competitive applicants in the Department of Wildlife and Fisheries Sciences will want to maintain higher grades. Texas A&M has prepared a consolidated list of courses that are recommended to transfer students in order to have a strong foundation for entering A&M. Transfer students need to refer to the Transfer Course Sheet and also make sure that all courses transfer to Texas A&M by referring to the Texas Common Course Numbering System. Transfer students can view the Transfer Course Sheets (TCS) for all majors through the Texas A&M Transfer Admissions page for additional information on transfer requirements and recommended courses for our department: http://admissions.tamu.edu/transfer/majors.
Prospective students are encouraged to make an advising appointment with a WFSC Undergraduate Academic Advisor. Students who are interested in transferring to WFSC or current TAMU students who would like to change their major to WFSC may contact the academic advising office at 979-845-5708 or email email@example.com to schedule an appointment.