Mission and Vision


The College of Agriculture, Forestry and Life Sciences (CAFLS) supports Clemson University’s land-grant mission to provide education, research and service to the public. CAFLS faculty members teach major subjects and core curricula while preparing students to be leaders, creative thinkers, and communicators.  Emphasis is placed on engaging students in research, internships/coops, study abroad, and service learning. CAFLS research is focused on the sustainability of agriculture, forests, and natural resources; food and packaging systems to ensure a healthy and safe food supply; and biomedical sciences to improve human and non-human health.


The College of Agriculture, Forestry and Life Sciences will be a new model for a 21st Century, multi-disciplinary college of life-based sciences that prepares students to be leaders and innovators in their chosen careers. The shared biological foundation of the CAFLS Departments and School will stimulate student learning and undergraduate research across disciplines; will increase opportunities for team-based faculty research across departments, colleges and institutions; and will make available the latest scientific knowledge for the greater benefit of society.

2020 Strategic Plan