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.

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Natural Resources: Sustainable Environments

Focusing on the environment around us, areas in natural resources explore the interactions and impacts of our use of the natural world. As our population increases, issues concerning sustainability and the environment will be vital, and will impact all of our lives.

In the College of Agriculture and Natural Resources, our programs connect students to research and hands-on experiences that address environmental and sustainability issues from a scientific, policy and social justice lens.

We help conserve and support our natural resources today while building sustainable answers for tomorrow!

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Natural Resources Majors

Certificate Programs

Graduate Programs

Some College of Agriculture and Natural Resources graduate programs include:

  • Agricultural Food & Resource Economics (M.S., Ph.D.)
  • Community Sustainability (M.S., Ph.D.)
  • Environmental Design (M.A.)
  • Fisheries and Wildlife (M.S., Ph.D.)
  • Forestry (M.S., Ph.D.)
  • Sustainable Tourism and Protected Area Management (M.S., Ph.D.)

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