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22 Majors.
27 Graduate Programs.
Infinite Possibilities.

Welcome to the vibrant world of CAHNRS – the College of Agricultural, Human, and Natural Resource Sciences. At CAHNRS, we’re home to several exciting majors that fall into three distinct pillars: agricultural sciences, human sciences, and natural resource sciences. Let’s dive into what makes CAHNRS a unique and enriching academic experience for prospective students like you.



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Hands-on learning
that matters

We believe in learning by doing. That’s why we offer cutting-edge facilities like state-of-the-art labs, greenhouses, and even a functional dairy farm. Imagine getting your hands dirty while gaining valuable experience. Plus, with paid internships and research opportunities across all majors, you’ll step into the real world with confidence.

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Career readiness and beyond

Our commitment doesn’t stop at classrooms. We’re dedicated to your professional growth. From resume workshops to LinkedIn coaching, you’ll have every tool to thrive in your chosen field. Our CAHNRS Ambassador program lets you give back to the community while showcasing your major. You’ll also find pathways for higher education within and beyond Washington state.

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Majors designed for impact

In the world of agricultural sciences, we offer majors like agricultural and food systems, integrated plant sciences, food science, and animal sciences. Prepare to tackle pressing challenges like climate change and food security head-on. You’ll find hands-on experiences in labs, greenhouses, and even on our organic farm.

Human sciences cover a broad spectrum, from apparel merchandising, design, and textiles to economic sciences and human development. Interested in fashion, business, or making a difference in human services? We’ve got you covered.

And don’t miss our renowned school of economic sciences. Whether your passion lies in finance, agribusiness, or policymaking, our programs equip you with analytical skills that transcend industries. In natural resource sciences, our School of the Environment offers majors in earth sciences, environmental and ecosystem sciences, forestry, and wildlife ecology and conservation sciences. Here, you’ll have the chance to address pressing environmental issues through hands-on learning and research.

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Scholarships and support

We understand that education comes with a financial commitment. Last year we awarded more than $1,000,000 in scholarships to CAHNRS students. We’re here to support you every step of the way, ensuring a seamless and rewarding educational journey.

Financial facts

75% of WSU students receive some form of financial aid (2021-22)
1 Million dollars awarded annually in CAHNRS scholarships
37% of WSU students pay no tuition

Get connected

Ready to learn more? Explore our website to discover the multitude of resources available to you. Connect with our academic advisors, interact with our CAHNRS Ambassadors, follow us on social, and explore the endless possibilities that await you.

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