Human Health: Food & Nutrition

Programs in this area provide students with hands-on learning experiences in a wide variety of fields such as dietetics, food and nutritional sciences, packaging and biosystems engineering.

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human-health-badge-area-of-studySpartans in the College of Agriculture and Natural Resources (CANR) cultivate the next BIG IDEAS in food, health and the environment.

Human Health: Food & Nutrition

Human Health is a field critical to our everyday life. As we investigate new ways to interact with our environment, our food systems and nutrition will be impacted in dynamic ways.

From the science behind food and systems to the impacts on our health, programs in the College of Agriculture and Natural Resources prepare students for the needs of the century ahead.

We cultivate future innovations in food and health!

Find out more! Contact Jeff Keson at 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:

  • Agricultural Food & Resource Economics (MS, PhD)
  • Biosystems Engineering (MS, PhD)
  • Food Science (MS, PhD)
  • Human Nutrition (MS, PhD)
  • Packaging (MS, PhD)

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