College of Agriculture, Forestry and Life Sciences

The College of Agriculture, Forestry and Life Sciences is at the core of Clemson University’s land-grant heritage and is the beating heart of founder Thomas Green Clemson’s vision of a high seminary of learning that would reach beyond the boundaries of the academy to benefit South Carolina, its people, land, wildlife, natural resources and economy.

CAFLS brings together the land-grant mission of teaching, research and Extension through world-class educational, inquiry and outreach opportunities, and partnerships with private industry and state and federal agencies.

CAFLS students benefit from rigorous classroom and experiential learning opportunities in plant, animal, human, molecular and packaging science. The world benefits from CAFLS research discoveries that help sustainably feed a growing global population and conserve our natural resources for future generations. And South Carolina benefits from a robust Clemson Cooperative Extension Service that imparts research-based information to support the state’s $42 billion agribusiness and natural resources industry and strengthen communities, families and youth.