Clemson University’s School of Agricultural, Forest, and Environmental Sciences (SAFES), part of the College of Agriculture, Forestry, and Life Sciences (CAFLS), is home to the foundational vision expressed in founder Thomas Green Clemson’s last will and testament dated August 14, 1883 creating a scientific institute which would help the citizens of South Carolina prosper by providing teaching, research and extension in the areas of agricultural and natural sciences.
Over 100 years later, SAFES’ mission remains to provide unified education, research and public service programs that address public needs in agriculture and natural resources by providing excellence in instruction, scientific inquiry and outreach to citizens of South Carolina, the nation, and the world.
10 majors, 18 degree programs
824 undergraduates and graduates currently enrolled
65 teaching, research and extension faculty
192 degrees awarded
$5,224,378 in direct contract awards
$3,248,285 in external awards
18,838 in credit hours taught in SAFES’ ten majors
433 funded research projects resulting in $6,407,700 in expenditures
151 unique research publications by SAFES faculty
340 unique public service communications by SAFES faculty and Extension Associates