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

  • Agricultural Industries

    The Agricultural Industries Certificate Program is for students who are interested in gaining in-depth agricultural industry and business knowledge to apply to their own operation or to launch a career in the industry.

  • Agricultural Operations

    The Agricultural Operations program provides students with a solid background in plant and soil science, precision agriculture, water management, entomology, plant pathology and business management.

  • Dairy Management

    The Dairy Management program is designed to give students a foundation of knowledge and skills about dairy cows, the dairy industry, and dairy farming as a business that they can continue to build upon after graduation from the program.

  • Electrical Technology

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

  • Food Processing, Technology and Safety

    The Food Processing, Technology and Safety certificate program trains students on the processes and technologies used to convert commodities into consumable food products.

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.