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On campus and around the globe, MSU students learn, explore, investigate, and increase their understanding of a range of environmental, social, and economic needs and issues—from clean water and food security to public policy, gender equality, and social justice.

MSU offers 15 environment-focused majors, specializations in environmental studies and sustainability, and a residential learning community that focuses on the study of the environment.

That’s in addition to countless research opportunities, Study Abroad programs on every continent, student organizations, and university events and initiatives that make the MSU campus and the world a greener place for all.

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  • Science, Technology, Environment, and Public Policy Specialization - trains you in public policy that relates to science, technological change, and environmental science to promote change, become leaders and formulate effective public policy.
  • Environmental Engineering - is a new major being offered at MSU this fall. It's designed to provide students with the necessary knowledge and skills to analyze, design and manage environmental systems.
  • Ecological Food and Farming Systems Specialization - provides an ecological and social examination of sustainability in agriculture and food systems, and the opportunity for graduate students to understand the context of their work through the perspective of other relevant disciplines.
  • Sustainable Agriculture and Food Systems Specialization - explores the biological, social and economic aspects of agriculture through integrated coursework and experiential learning, providing undergraduate students essential context to inform their fields of study.
  • Environmental Science and Policy Program - facilitates interdisciplinary environmental research at MSU and, in particular, links MSU research with national and global research priorities.
  • Undergraduate Research and Creative Activities - seeks to capitalize on the strengths of faculty and existing programs while offering new opportunities commensurate with the culture and research methodologies of different academic disciplines.
  • Kellogg Biological Center - is a Michigan State University research field station with a focus on fundamental and applied research in ecology and agriculture.
  • Knight Center for Environmental Journalism - provides students with opportunities to build professional experiences, acquire knowledge and network with professors and reporters.
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