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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
Biochemistry students accepted into MU School of Medicine Bryant Scholars Pre-Admissions Program (click to read)
Biochemistry students accepted into MU School of Medicine Bryant Scholars Pre-Admissions Program »

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.

Aidan Dowdney and Luke Smith went from randomly assigned roommates freshman year to Bryant Scholars headed for medical school.

Q&A with first-generation student Makenna Shifflett (click to read)
Q&A with first-generation student Makenna Shifflett »

CAFNR has resources that help all students succeed. First-generation student Makenna Shifflet shared how CAFNR has guided her college experience as a biochemistry student.

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 $1.5 million in scholarships annually
  • Graduation rate is 17% higher than state and national averages
  • 98.8% of graduates are employed full-time or enrolled in graduate school
  • 200-plus employers recruit CAFNR students
  • 51% of CAFNR students graduate debt free
  • Multiple accelerated programs provide opportunities to earn bachelor’s and master’s degrees simultaneously
Making an Impact
CAFNR Senior Spotlight – Q&A with Isabella Bertarelli (click to read)
CAFNR Senior Spotlight – Q&A with Isabella Bertarelli »

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 Isabella Bertarelli, 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!