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Inside CAFNR
CAFNR’s Biochemistry Degree Program

Congratulations on being admitted to the University of Missouri College of Agriculture, Food and Natural Resources (CAFNR)! As a future Tiger, we want you to get a glimpse of what you can experience in the biochemistry degree program. Click on the links below to learn more about the CAFNR Experience!

RISE Initiative
Discovery Fellows Program Jumpstarted Brooke Weiler's Interest in Research (click to read)
Discovery Fellows Program Jumpstarted Brooke Weiler's Interest in Research »

All CAFNR undergraduate students take part in a “signature experience” during their time on campus. This is denoted as the “RISE” Initiative: Research, International, Service learning, Experiential learning.

The Discovery Fellows program at the University of Missouri, offered through the Honors College, gives first-year students the opportunity to join a research laboratory the minute they step onto campus. For Brooke Weiler, the one-year scholarship has turned into a four-year research journey. Weiler, a senior majoring in both biochemistry and psychology, has found a passion for research while working in the lab of Charlotte Phillips, a professor of biochemistry and director of the Anne and Tom Smith MD-PhD Program in the MU School of Medicine. Weiler has worked with Phillips throughout her undergraduate career.

CAFNR Has a Lot to Offer

Each of the 14 degree programs in CAFNR impact the largest industries in the region and address the most significant challenges in our world today, including agricultural policy and economics; tourism and hospitality; food nutrition, production, processing and safety; environmental sustainability; and animal and human health.

  • CAFNR awards $1.3 million in scholarships annually
  • Graduation rate is 14% higher than state and national averages
  • 99% of graduates are employed full-time or enrolled in graduate school
  • 200-plus employers recruit CAFNR students
  • 47% of CAFNR students graduate debt free
  • Multiple accelerated programs provide opportunities to earn bachelor’s and master’s degrees simultaneously
Making an Impact
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A degree from CAFNR impacts your future and career, as well as the core components of society — helping to feed the world and keep it healthy. This past Senior Spotlight features Caitlin Kimes, a recent graduate of the biochemistry degree program, as she shares her favorite experiences as a CAFNR student and how the College prepared her for the future.

Clubs and Organizations
Get Involved in CAFNR! (click to read)
Get Involved in CAFNR! »

Build leadership skills and friendships in more than 40 CAFNR-specific clubs and organizations. Each program has activities tailored to its students, in addition to many College-wide opportunities. Getting involved is a great way to expand on classroom learning, meet others with similar interests — and have some fun along the way!