Undergraduate

The Department of Agricultural, Food, and Resource Economics offers three bachelor's degrees. Learn more about each of our majors:

Advising

Our advisors are Ruthi Bloomfield (FIM) and Dale Elshoff (ABM and EEM).

Advising appointments are scheduled online (Chrome is preferred) and are generally 30 minutes. Watch this tutorial video on how to make an appointment.

  • The Undergraduate Advising office is located in Justin S Morrill Hall of Agriculture, Room 1. 
  • Express Advising the first week of classes (Wednesday, August 31 - Wednesday, September 6).  9:00 am - 11:30 am and 1:30 pm - 3:30 pm.  Regular Express Advising hours will resume Wednesday, September 13 (1:30 pm - 3:30 pm).
  • Express Advising:  Wednesday afternoons from 1:30 pm - 3:30 pm. Think of Express Advising as the 'Urgent care' of advising. These first come, first serve appointments are to address one topic or question that can be resolved in less than 15 minutes.  Such topics include:  schedule adjustments the first two weeks of classes; obtaining a list of suggested courses for no more than one semester. NOTE:  If you are ever in a crisis situation and need to see someone right away, please come in.

Overrides

  • For overrides, please fill out this form to request an override.  ABM, FIM and EEM courses only.
  • For overrides for other courses outside the department, contact the department that offers the course. For instance, contact the Department of Fisheries and Wildlife for FW104.

Change your Major

  • Freshman (less than 28 credits) - To request a major change, visit that advising office in any Neighborhood Engagement Center in person or complete this Online Form
  • Sophomore (28 minimum credits), Junior or Senior - Major Change Form.  If you have at least a 2.0 gpa and have the minimum number of credits, your major change should take effect within one business week.  You should schedule a meeting with an ABM, EEM or FIM advisor for enrollment and graduation planning.

Undergraduate Scholarships

  • Scholarships in ABM, FIM, EEP and EEM applications are being accepted now until March 2, 2018!
    • ABM: The Department of Agricultural, Food, and Resource Economics is offering scholarships for students majoring in Agribusiness Management. This application must be submitted on-line to AFREUG@anr.msu.edu. The application deadline is Friday, March 2, 2018. Requirements for this scholarship include the following:

      MUST be a current Agribusiness Management major (not minor)
      MUST be in good academic standing (2.0 or higher GPA)
      MUST be a domestic student
      MUST not graduate before Fall semester 2018
      MUST be making progress towards this degree and plan to complete this degree program.      

      The time it takes to complete the application process may pay off with a scholarship that can range from $500 -$2500. You will be confidentially notified, regarding the approval or regret of a scholarship through your Electronic Student Academic Folder by Friday, March 23, 2018.

    • EEM: The Department of Agricultural, Food, and Resource Economics is offering scholarships for students majoring in Environmental Economics and Policy or Environmental Economics and Management. This application must be submitted on-line to AFREUG@anr.msu.edu. The application deadline is Friday, March 2, 2018.  Requirements for these scholarships include the following:

      MUST be a current Environmental Economics and Management major or Environmental Economics and Policy (not an EE minor)
      MUST be in good academic standing (2.0 or higher GPA)
      MUST be a domestic student
      MUST not graduate before Fall semester 2018
      MUST be making progress towards this degree and plan to complete this degree program. 

      You will be confidentially notified, regarding the approval or regret of a scholarship through your Electronic Student Academic Folder by Friday, March 23, 2018.

    • FIM: The Department of Agricultural, Food, and Resource Economics is offering scholarships for students majoring in Food Industry Management. This application must be submitted on-line to AFREUG@anr.msu.edu. The application deadline is Friday, March 2, 2018.  Requirements for these scholarships include the following:

      MUST be a current Food Industry Management major (not minor)
      MUST be in good academic standing (2.0 or higher GPA)
      MUST be a domestic student
      MUST not graduate before Fall semester 2018 
      MUST be making progress towards this degree and plan to complete this degree program 

      The time it takes to complete the application process may pay off with a scholarship that can range from $500 -$1500. You will be confidentially notified, regarding the approval or regret of a scholarship through your Electronic Student Academic Folder by Friday, March 23, 2018

    • FERRIS: The Jake and Maxine Ferris Study Abroad Scholarship is available to students who will be traveling Summer 2018 or Fall 2018 semesters. This application must be submitted on-line: AFREUG@anr.msu.edu. The deadline is Friday, March 2, 2018. Requirements for this scholarship include the following: 

      MUST be junior or senior status at the time of travel
      MUST be currently majoring in ABM, FIM, or EEM/EEP
      MUST be in good academic standing (2.0 or higher GPA)
      MUST be a domestic student (international students are not eligible) 
      MUST be participating in a MSU sponsored study aboard program
      Preference may be given to students who have not received this scholarship before

      You will be confidentially notified, regarding the approval or regret of a scholarship through your Electronic Student Academic Folder by Friday, March 23, 2018.

  • There are also many external scholarships you can apply for outside of the department and university. 
  • Study Abroad
    MSU offers several study abroad opportunities.  AFRE offers several Jake and Maxine Ferris Undergraduate Study Abroad scholarships which are available in the Fall (winter break and spring) and in the Spring (summer and fall). See the CANR page for complete study abroad opportunities.  

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