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College of Agriculture,
Forestry and Life Sciences

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Teaching, Research and Extension

The College of Agriculture, Forestry and Life Sciences (CAFLS) embodies founder Thomas Green Clemson’s vision of a “high seminary of learning” focused on improving the lives of South Carolinians through education, discovery, and outreach in the agricultural and life sciences.

Today CAFLS curricula explore plant, animal, human, molecular, and packaging sciences, and build upon the College's world-class academic, research and Extension activities to produce scientific discoveries of global significance and graduates prepared to be leaders in their chosen fields.

CAFLS remains grounded in the fundamental principle that Clemson University is committed by its land-grant legacy to ensure that higher education remains a public good, and that land-grant colleges link their expertise to the needs of the people.

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Uniquely CAFLS

  • Our Land-Grant Heritage

    Teaching, Research and Extension are the pillars of the national land-grant university system created by U.S. Congress in 1862 to improve quality of life throughout the country with top-notch agricultural education.

    At Clemson University, that mission lives and breathes through the work of CAFLS. Our work is life-changing and world-changing.

  • Find Your Place

    In CAFLS you’ll find inspiration inside and outside the classroom. Join one of our 30+ student organizations. Explore our labs, greenhouses, campus farms, 295-acre South Carolina Botanical Garden and 17,500-acre Clemson Experimental Forest.

    And when you're ready to venture farther from campus, we have six Research and Education Centers across South Carolina and numerous study abroad opportunities.

  • Make Your Mark
    Internships can take you across campus and across the globe. You can conduct research with world-renowned scientists or even develop your own product or business. CAFLS offers funding assistance, mentorship and networking opportunities to help you make your mark.
  • Small Town Feel - Big Time Resources
    Nestled in the foothills of the Blue Ridge Mountains, Clemson offers a small-town feel where you can get to know your fellow Tigers while taking advantage of world-class facilities and opportunities that help make Clemson a Carnegie R1 public research institution.
  • Join the CAFLS Community
    The support you’ll receive as a CAFLS student is second to none. From the application process to academic advising, professional development, internships, career advice and job placement, our dedicated faculty and staff are here for you along every step of your Clemson journey.

Student Services

The CAFLS Bookhart Student Services Center works to ensure the academic, career and character success of every student in our college while promoting the college to future students and keeping alumni engaged as a part of our family.

CAFLS Advantage

CAFLS Advantage funds learning experiences beyond the classroom, developing a student's critical thinking skills, preparing graduates to meet your career goals, and fueling the inspiration to tackle the grand challenges facing our state, nation and the world.

Diversity & Inclusion

CAFLS is dedicated to the mission of inclusive excellence, from recruitment and retention to training and cultural awareness. You belong here.

Giving

Private giving helps ensure that Clemson University’s College of Agriculture, Forestry and Life Sciences (CAFLS) can provide the highest standard of education in the classroom, engage students in creative and meaningful ways and support faculty in their scientific endeavors as top scholars and researchers.

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