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Division of Applied Social Sciences


DASS News

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Students blog from the World Food Prize

Looking for ‘The Face of Hunger’

Local food bank uses research from CAFNR researcher, students to…

'The Gift of Curiosity'

Longtime CAFNR professor to be honored for work done both in the…

A Well-Deserved Honor

Junior Maria Kalaitzandonakes is a 2016 Truman Scholar

Making the Most of an 'Opportunity'

CAFNR-affiliated organization creates new mapping tool as part of…

Investing in the Future

Alumnus finds many ways to help CAFNR students prosper during college…

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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.