Harvey James recognized with a Golden Apple Award

Division of Applied Social Sciences


Learning and Pivoting

Craig Bacon shares tips for success with students as part of the…

Innovative Thinking

MU students place second at Food Distribution Research Society Student…

CAFNR Welcomes New Faculty

Our college introduces 23 faculty members this fall 

CAFNR Launches Career

CAFNR alum and host of U.S. Farm Report Tyne Morgan returns to campus…

More news ››

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.