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Inside CAFNR
CAFNR’s Parks, Recreation, Sport and Tourism 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 parks, recreation, sport and tourism degree program. Click on the links below to learn more about the CAFNR Experience!

RISE Initiative
An Incredible Experience (click to read)
An Incredible 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.

Late last year, high school girls basketball teams from three states took part in the inaugural Sophie Cunningham Classic, a three-day shootout in Columbia created by women athletes for young female athletes. The Classic allowed those athletes to take center stage and allowed Cunningham to give back to the community where she dominated opponents on the court as a high school player at Rock Bridge and a college athlete at the University of Missouri. The Classic also allowed sport management students at the University of Missouri the opportunity to gain valuable hands-on learning experiences at a high-profile event.

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
Pursuing His Passions (click to read)
Pursuing His Passions »

A job with The Basketball Tournament allows Luke Rubin to explore his passion for sports.

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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 Marlon Guzman, a recent graduate of the parks, recreation, sport and tourism 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!