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.

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Spartans in the College of Agriculture and Natural Resources (CANR) cultivate the next BIG IDEAS in food, health and the environment.

Built Environments: Construction & Design

From the homes we live in, to the buildings and public spaces we visit, built environments are a part of our daily experiences. People that work in this field take into consideration building and environmental materials, how spaces function and design aesthetics.

In the College of Agriculture and Natural Resources, the built environment programs partner hands-on experiences with a strong background in theory and design.

We study design, packaging, construction, landscape and interior design to create better physical spaces and products both in the home and around the world!

Find out more! Contact Jeff Keson at kesonjef@msu.edu or (517) 353-0560.

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Certificate Programs

  • Electrical Technology

    The Electrical Technology Certificate Program is an electrical apprenticeship training program with an emphasis on residential, agricultural, commercial, and industrial wiring.

  • Landscape and Nursery Management

    The Landscape and Nursery Management Program at MSU combines classroom instruction in the production, selection, use and management of landscape plants with applied learning experiences through hands-on field laboratories and a required internship.

  • Landscape Management

    The Landscape Management program provides training for students to select, use, and manage landscape plants and lawns.

  • Sports & Commercial Turf Management

    The Sports & Commercial Turf Management program has a nationwide reputation as being the best turf management program not geared directly towards golf.

  • Turfgrass Management - Golf Course

    The certificate program in Turfgrass Management with a golf course emphasis is directed toward preparing students for a rewarding career as a golf course superintendent or other career options in the golf industry.

Graduate Programs

Some College of Agriculture and Natural Resources graduate programs include:

  • Construction Management (MS)
  • Environmental Design (MA)
  • Horticulture (MS, PhD)
  • Planning, Design and Construction (PhD)

More information is available in the CANR Graduate section and through the MSU Graduate School.