Spartans in the College of Agriculture and Natural Resources (CANR) cultivate the next BIG IDEAS in food, health and the environment.
The CANR guides, enlightens and unites students from various backgrounds, experiences and perspectives forming a community of leaders ready to change the world. We help students navigate courses and chart education and career paths tailored to their individual strengths and passions.
In the CANR are:
These academic programs that live within 12 departments and cut across a wide range of industries and disciplines.
CANR Enrollment (fall 2018)
- Overall: 4,893
- Undergraduate: 3,782
- Graduate: 617
- Institute of Agricultural Technology: 494
52% female | 48% male
11:1 student to faculty ratio
Careers & Alumni
Students can get involved in more then 50 CANR clubs and organizations.
CANR study abroad is an opportunity for hands-on learning outside of the United States. CANR students received about $35,250 in scholarships for study abroad and the average award is $904, which is 16% percent higher than average MSU award.
Learning & Doing
Every day in the CANR, our students use science, technology, engineering, mathematics, business and creative design while taking on some of the world’s biggest challenges.
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.
Academic Areas of Study
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.
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.
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.