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.

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

CANR Majors

Agribusiness Management

Agriculture, Food and Natural Resources Education

Animal Science

Biosystems Engineering

Construction Management

Crop and Soil Sciences


  • Jill DeJager (dejagerj@msu.edu), 517-353-3322


Environmental Economics and Management

Environmental Studies and Sustainability

Fisheries and Wildlife

Food Industry Management

Food Science



Interior Design

Landscape Architecture

Nutritional Sciences


Sustainable Parks, Recreation and Tourism