Future Students

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.


Quick Facts

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

Student Life

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.

MSU entomologist Deborah McCullough works with her students and staff during summer field work.

Academic Areas of Study

The CANR offers diverse areas of study including undergraduate majors and minors, graduate programs and 2-year certificate programs through the Institute of Agricultural Technology.

Agriculture: Plants & Animals

  • Agribusiness Management
  • Agriculture, Food & Natural Resources Education
  • Animal Science
    • Animal Biology/Pre-Veterinary Medicine
    • Animal Industries
    • Companion & Exotic Animal Biology
    • Production Animal Scholars
  • Crop & Soil Science
    • Agronomic Science
    • Turfgrass Management
  • Entomology
  • Horticulture
    • Horticultural Science
    • Organic & Sustainable Horticulture

Students in a design workshop as part of the School of Planing, Design and Construction.

Built Environments: Construction, Interior Design & Landscapes

  • Construction Management
  • Horticulture
    • Landscape Design, Construction & Management
  • Interior Design
  • Landscape Architecture

Human Health: Food Security & Nutrition

  • Biosystems Engineering
  • Dietetics
  • Food Industry Management
  • Food Science
    • Basic Food Science
    • Food Business and Industry
    • Food Packaging
    • Food Technology
  • Nutritional Sciences
    • Biomedical and Molecular Nutrition
    • Global Nutrition and Health
    • Public Health Nutrition
  • Packaging
    • Packaging Science
    • Packaging Value Chain Management

MSU professor Dan Hayes prepares students in his fisheries and wildlife lab for fish collection in the Red Cedar River.

Natural Resources: Sustainable Environments

  • Agriculture, Food & Natural Resources Education
  • Environmental Economics & Management
  • Environmental Studies & Sustainability
  • Fisheries & Wildlife
    • Conservation Biology
    • Fish & Wildlife Disease Ecology & Management
    • Fisheries Biology & Management
    • Pre-Veterinary Medicine
    • Water Science
    • Wildlife Biology & Management
  • Forestry
  • Sustainable Parks, Recreation & Tourism
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