About Animal Sciences

The MU Division of Animal Sciences has 29 ranked faculty members with responsibilities in research, teaching, extension and economic development. This is a world-class cadre, with one National Academy of Sciences member, four Curators’ Distinguished Professors, three American Association for the Advancement of Sciences Fellows, three National Academy of Inventors members, and five Kemper Teaching Award winners. The division instructs 500-plus undergraduates, emphasizing a core curriculum of hands-on, experiential learning enhanced by upper-level specialized course offerings and enrollment for Fall 2017 was increased compared to Fall 2016. Our graduate program averages more than 50 students and was recognized by the National Research Council as one of the top ten animal science PhD programs in the nation.
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CAFNR by the Numbers

#1
in sponsored research expenditures on the MU campus
#15
in the world for animal and plant science research
57%federal
13%non-profit
13%other
4%for-profit
13%state
Research Expenditures by Sponsor Type for CAFNR Fiscal Year 2016