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. You can also stop by the Justin S. Morrill Hall of Agriculture, Room 121.

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



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

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