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: Agricultural Economics; Agricultural Education; Agricultural Journalism; Rural Sociology. In addition, DASS houses several centers, institutes and programs in Research and Extension. 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.

Sub-communities within this community

  • Center for Applied Research and Environmental Systems (MU)

    The Center for Applied Research and Environmental Systems is a center in the College of Agriculture, Food and Natural Resources at the University of Missouri-Columbia.
  • Department of Agricultural Economics (MU)

    The Department of Agricultural Economics is a department in the Division of Applied Social Sciences of the College of Agriculture, Food and Natural Resources at the University of Missouri-Columbia.
  • Department of Agricultural Education (MU)

    The Department of Agricultural Education is a department in the College of Agriculture, Food and Natural Resources at the University of Missouri-Columbia.
  • Department of Rural Sociology (MU)

    The Department of Rural Sociology is a department in the Division of Applied Social Sciences of the College of Agriculture, Food and Natural Resources at the University of Missouri-Columbia.

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