Division of Applied Social Sciences
With a bachelor’s degree from our division, you will be prepared to contribute to the global food and agriculture system and address significant challenges in agriculture, agricultural policy and economics, agribusiness and education.
Recognized for our innovative approach to graduate training, you will have the opportunity of working with leading scholars engaged in a diverse range of challenging research projects.
Minors and Certificates
With one of our minors or certificates, you can explore additional interests while you add to your resume.
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Our research strengths include: agricultural and environmental policy, community food systems, teaching and learning and cooperative management and governance. We have several centers and institutes that focus on research and outreach such as: the Food and Agricultural Policy Research Institute (FAPRI), the Graduate Institute of Cooperative Leadership (GICL), the Interdisciplinary Center for Food Security and the McQuinn Center for Entrepreneurial Leadership.Research
Leading DASS: Harvey S. James, Jr., named to head Division of Applied Social Sciences
Harvey S. James, Jr., has been named director of the Division of Applied Social Sciences (DASS), effective March 1, 2024. He has served as interim director of the division since November 2022.