Harvey James recognized with a Golden Apple Award

Division of Applied Social Sciences


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Global Outlook

CAFNR student attends USDA Student Diversity Program

Noteworthy Recognition

Four CAFNR graduate students receive new award

Preparing Future Agricultural Leaders

CAFNR and FFA are preparing students to address challenging problems

Directing Strategic Partnerships

Scott Brown tapped to build on and establish affiliations with…

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The Division of Applied Social Sciences (DASS) is one of six academic units within the MU College of Agriculture, Food and Natural Resources (CAFNR). DASS is home to the following academic program areas:

In addition, DASS houses several centers, institutes and programs:

Our division's purpose is to develop and empower decision makers who can manage the global food and natural resource systems and lead rural communities. Our mission is to be the leading institution in outreach-driven education and research that integrates science-based information into public and private decision making.

While much of our focus is on issues of concern to Missouri, we do work that directly affects national policy. We also are involved internationally on a significant scale.