The College of Natural and Applied Sciences (CNAS) develops global citizen scholars who are prepared to increase understanding of the natural world and applied sciences within society and to be productive and successful in their careers. CNAS seeks excellence in teaching, scholarly productivity, and professional and community service.
The College of Natural and Applied Sciences incorporates seven departments and one cooperative program in conjunction with University of Missouri Science and Technology, and is home to a number of outreach and research centers. We seek to improve success rates in the STEM areas (science, technology, engineering and mathematics) through outreach activities and engaged learning. Whether in a laboratory or observatory setting, the world is the CNAS classroom.