At A Glance

Spartans in the College of Agriculture and Natural Resources cultivate the next big ideas in food, health and the environment.

Departments CANR Leadership Alumni

Building relationships, solving problems and meeting the needs of Michigan residents and the people of the world have been the focus of the Michigan State University College of Agriculture and Natural Resources (CANR) for more than 160 years.

CANR became the first college at MSU in 1855 and the model for the nation’s land-grant system.

Students, faculty, researchers and staff in the CANR pioneer advancements to tackle some of the world’s biggest problems related to food, health and the environment.

3,150

Undergraduate Students across 20 majors

627

Graduate Students across 12 departments

473

Institute of Agricultural Technology students across 14 certificate programs

Based on fall 2019 enrollments in the College of Agricultural and Natural Resources

  • Agriculture: Plants & Animals

    Programs in this area provide students with hands-on learning experiences in a wide variety of fields such as animal science, agribusiness management and entomology.

  • Built Environments: Construction & Design

    Programs in this area provide students with hands-on learning experiences in a wide variety of fields such as construction management, interior design and landscape architecture.

  • Human Health: Food & Nutrition

    Programs in this area provide students with hands-on learning experiences in a wide variety of fields such as dietetics, food and nutritional sciences, packaging and biosystems engineering.

  • Natural Resources: Sustainable Environments

    Programs in this area provide students with hands-on learning experiences in a wide variety of fields such as fisheries and wildlife, environmental economics and management, and forestry.