Undergraduate Advisors

You don’t have to navigate your degree alone! The College of Agriculture and Natural Resources (CANR) has a team of experienced advisors who can help guide you through a major to graduation.

If you're not sure which major in CANR is for you or are an Exploratory Major student, contact Dr. Dorcia Chaison (chaison@msu.edu), in CANR's Office of Academic and Student Affairs, at 517-355-0234 as your initial advisor.


Changing a Major or Minor

If you're changing your major or minor in the CANR, please set up a follow-up appointment with your CANR academic advisor by email or through msu.campus.eab.com.

Learn more on changing your major or minor.


Interdisciplinary Programs

  • Bailey Scholars Program: Dustin Petty (pettydus@msu.edu), 517-432-0732
  • Residential Initiative on the Study of the Environment (RISE): Laurie Thorp, (thorpl@msu.edu), 517-432-4944
  • Sustainable Agriculture and Food Systems: Julie Cotton, (cottonj@msu.edu), 517-353-0156

Agribusiness Management Advisors

Agriculture, Food and Natural Resources Education Advisor

Animal Science Advisor

Biosystems Engineering Advisor

Construction Management Advisor & Undergraduate Secretary

Crop and Soil Sciences Advisor

Dietetics Advisor

Entomology Advisor

Environmental Economics and Management Advisors

Environmental Studies and Sustainability Advisor

Fisheries and Wildlife Advisor

Food Industry Management Advisors

Food Science Advisor

  • Jeff Swada

    Assistant Professor, Director of Undergraduate Food Science Program, Food Science Undergraduate Academic Advisor
    swadajef@msu.edu
    517-884-5993

Forestry Advisor

Horticulture Advisor

Interior Design Advisor & Undergraduate Secretary

Landscape Architecture Advisor & Undergraduate Secretary

Nutritional Sciences Advisor

Packaging Advisor

Sustainable Parks, Recreation and Tourism Advisor