Agriculture, Food and Natural Resources Education
The Department of Community Sustainability provides students the coursework toward rewarding careers in education. The AFNR Education major offers a strong natural and social sciences foundation with a focus on agriculture, natural resources and sustainable systems.
Our students combine their experience in the classroom and laboratory with real world opportunities in the form of professional internships, community engagement projects and study abroad to apply what you learn in the classroom to solving real world problems.
Students who complete the requirements for the AFNR Education major, the requirements for teacher certification, and a minimum of 4,000 hours of recent and relevant work experience are recommended for a career and technical teaching endorsement in agricultural education.
Core areas of study
- Animal agriculture
- Crop science
- Environmental policy|
- Food and agricultural systems
Supporting discipline areas
- Cell and molecular biology
- Organismal and population biology
- Teacher education
Study abroad opportunities
Costa Rica - EARTH Consortium Study Abroad
India - Ecology of the Mountains
Peru - Community Engagement and Interdisciplinary Study of Global Issues in the Peruvian Andes
- Agriculture, Food and Natural Resources Teacher
- FFA Advisor
- Extension Education
- Agricultural Sales and Service
- Agricultural Consulting
- Peace Corps or Food Corps
Students looking for a residential option can consider the RISE program. This living-learning community houses students from several different MSU colleges, including the College of Agriculture and Natural Resources. All engage in educational and social activities related to sustainability, food and environmental stewardship.
To read more about this major and the classes required for it, visit: https://reg.msu.edu/AcademicPrograms/ProgramDetail.aspx?Program=5379