Future Students

Who will plant the ideas of the future  in food, health and the environment? Spartans change the world.

The College of Agriculture and Natural Resources (CANR) supports students from a range of backgrounds, experiences, and perspectives. We help you on whatever education and career paths you choose.

In the Classroom & the Field

Every day in the CANR, our students use the principles of science, technology, engineering, mathematics, business and creative design while taking on some of the world’s biggest challenges.

Top 3 CANR Programs by Enrollment

  1. Packaging
  2. Animal Science
  3. Food Industry Management

CANR students apply what they learn in the classroom to real-world settings through research, education abroad and professional internships. We manage a wide range of facilities offering many opportunities for undergraduate students to participate in research and outreach on campus and around the state, including:

  • 15 major research centers in Michigan
  • 12 on-campus teaching and research centers
  • 17,500 acres for agricultural, animal and forestry research
  • 14 buildings for classes and labs

Areas of Study

The CANR offers diverse areas of study including undergraduate majors and minors, graduate programs and 2-year certificate programs through the Institute of Agricultural Technology.

Product Agriculture: Plants and Animals

  • Agribusiness Management
    • Agriculture, Food and Natural Resources Education
    • Animal Science
    • Animal Biology/Pre-Veterinary Medicine
    • Animal Industries
    • Companion and Exotic Animal Biology
    • Production Animal Scholars
  • Biosystems Engineering
  • Crop and Soil Science
    • Agronomic Science
    • Turfgrass Management
  • Entomology

Natural Resources: Sustainable Environments

  • Environmental Economics and Management
  • Environmental Studies and Sustainability
  • Fisheries and Wildlife
    • Conservation Biology
    • Fish and Wildlife Disease Ecology and Management
    • Fisheries Biology and Management
    • Pre-Veterinary Medicine
    • Water Science
    • Wildlife Biology and Management
  • Forestry
  • Horticulture
    • Horticultural Science
    • Landscape Design, Construction and Management
    • Organic and Sustainable Horticulture
  • Sustainable Parks, Recreation and Tourism

Population Health: Food, Security & Nutrition

  • Dietetics
  • Food Industry Management
    • Food Science
    • Basic Food Science
    • Food Business and Industry
    • Food Packaging
    • Food Technology
  • Nutritional Sciences
    • Biomedical and Molecular Nutrition
    • Global Nutrition and Health
    • Public Health Nutrition

Building Environments: Construction, Interior Design & Packaging

  • Construction Management
  • Interior Design
  • Landscape Architecture
  • Packaging
    • Packaging Science
    • Packaging Value Chain Management
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