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Real World Impact
Learn more about CAHNRS

The College of Agricultural, Human, and Natural Resource Sciences (CAHNRS) leads Washington State University’s land grant mission to serve all people through education, research, and service.

Our work creates healthy communities, families, and children, sustains the economy and the environment, and continually advances the science and practice of agriculture, helping feed a growing world populace.

Our Focus


With 22 majors, 19 minors, and 27 graduate programs, the College of Agricultural, Human, and Natural Resource Sciences is one of the largest and most innovative colleges at WSU.


In fiscal year 2023, CAHNRS expended more than $101 million in extramural funding. Our College accounts for close to 40% of all WSU extramural spending.


Engaging people, organizations, and communities to advance knowledge, economic well-being, and quality of life by fostering inquiry, learning, and the application of research.

Latest News

WSU economists seek stakeholder input in review of Snake River breaching analysis

Scientists with Washington State University’s Freight Policy Transportation Institute will reach out to regional stakeholders as part of a newly launched independent review of a state-contracted analysis of transport impacts from potential breaching of four lower Snake River dams. The review calls for engagement with representatives from agriculture, tourism, ports, and other industries that would […]

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From the Dean’s Desk

Discover the vibrant world of innovation and leadership with Dr. Wendy Powers, our inaugural Cashup Davis Family Endowed Dean of the College of Agricultural, Human, and Natural Resource Sciences.

The CAHNRS Difference

1 Million dollars in scholarships awarded annually.
101 Million in extramural funding in fiscal year 2023.
333 Thousand volunteer hours provided annually by more than 4,000 WSU Master Gardeners.
13 Academic Departments & Schools.
394 Faculty (Tenure, Career & Affiliate)
17 Ranking in College Values for Best Agriculture colleges in 2021.
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Our commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusive excellence

The College of Agricultural, Human, and Natural Resource Sciences (CAHNRS) is committed to creating and maintaining a diverse, equitable, and inclusive learning and working environment for students, staff, faculty, and the communities we serve and in which we operate.  Learn more about our commitment to Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion.

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