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Inside CAFNR
CAFNR’s Natural Resource Science and Management 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 natural resource science and management degree program. Click on the links below to learn more about the CAFNR Experience!

RISE Initiative
A rewarding experience (click to read)
A rewarding experience »

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.

For example, Rachel Alvarez is not only a member of Marching Mizzou, the marching band for the University of Missouri, she also gains hands-on learning experiences through a job with the Columbia Environmental Research Center. Part of the United States Geological Survey (USGS), the research at the center focuses on environmental contaminants and the effects of habitat changes on different ecosystems.

Office of the Provost’s Grant for Classroom Improvement enhances soils lab experience (click to read)
Office of the Provost’s Grant for Classroom Improvement enhances soils lab experience »

Soils labs in the School of Natural Resources have been upgraded to prepare students to work in the lab and in the field.

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
Immersed in the outdoors (click to read)
Immersed in the outdoors »

Natural resource science and management degree program has helped graduate Lisette Perez connect people to the outdoors.

Senior Spotlight: Elias Bunting (click to read)
Senior Spotlight: Elias Bunting »

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 Elias Bunting, a recent graduate of the natural resource science and management degree program, as he shares his favorite experiences as a CAFNR student and how the College prepared him 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!