Supporting Healthier Living, a Growing Economy and a Greener Environment


Clemson University and the College of Agriculture, Forestry and Life Sciences are committed to maintaining and enhancing an environment of academic excellence for our students. In our College, undergraduate and graduate students are offered opportunities for research, internships, study abroad–and they are encouraged to participate in the Clemson tradition of public service. Our professors mentor more than 75 Creative Inquiry teams for undergraduate research, more than any other college on campus.

Understanding the molecular structure of biological systems has made possible immense potential for a greener, healthier, sustainable and more prosperous future.

Breakthroughs in science and technology are transforming the world around us daily and will continue to define the 21st century. Our students will be challenged to be a part of these transformations while they are here at Clemson and throughout their professional careers. For agriculture, forestry and the life sciences, these transformations are occurring in four major areas:

  • Energy
  • Biomedicine
  • Sustainable environment
  • The global economy

Our graduates will be problem-solvers, creative thinkers, decision-makers, communicators, leaders and entrepreneurs. They will understand the meaning of global citizenship and public service. The pace of change is fast and getting faster. Our pledge to our students is that their experience with us will prepare them for leadership in a changing world.



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CAFLS Departments

Animal and Veterinary Sciences
Biological Sciences
Food, Nutrition, and Packaging Sciences
Agricultural, Forest, and Environmental Sciences
Genetics and Biochemistry