Undergraduate Advisors

You don’t have to navigate your degree alone! The College of Agriculture and Natural Resources has a team of experienced advisors who can help guide you through a major to graduation.

If you're not sure which major in CANR is for you, but are ready to take courses, contact Dr. Dorcia Chaison, Assistant Director in CANR's Office of Academic and Student Affairs, at 517-355-0234.

Some of our programs have advisors separate from our major advisors:

Bailey Scholars Program

  • Dr. Jeno Rivera, Director, 65 Agriculture Hall, 517-432-0735

Residential Initiative on the Study of the Environment (RISE)

  • Dr. Laurie Thorp, Director, C208 Bailey Hall, 517-432-4944

Sustainable Agriculture and Food Systems

  • Julie Cotton, M.S., Coordinator, A264 Plant and Soil Sciences, 517-353-0156

Agribusiness Management

Agriculture, Food and Natural Resources Education

Animal Science

Biosystems Engineering

Construction Management

  • Jennifer Knowles (knowle39@msu.edu), 517-353-0862
  • SPDC Student Services, 517-432-3397

Crop and Soil Sciences



Environmental Economics and Management

Environmental Studies and Sustainability

Fisheries and Wildlife

Food Industry Management

Food Science



Interior Design

  • SPDC Student Services, 517-432-3397

Landscape Architecture

  • SPDC Student Services, 517-432-3397

Nutritional Sciences


Sustainable Parks, Recreation and Tourism


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