College of Natural and Applied Sciences

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Make your next discovery

Take on big challenges. Improve the human experience. Make a difference for society.

It’s time to research your future.


Are you interested in a career with science, technology, engineering or math (STEM)?

Our degree programs are the formula for your success.

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Set the foundation for your career. Browse majors, minors and certificates.
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Ignite your potential. Review master’s degrees and certificates.
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Check out the departments that run our academic programs.
Search for available courses and find topics that are relevant to you.

Why choose the College of Natural and Applied Sciences (CNAS) at MSU?

  • Quality – Many of our programs are certified or accredited by professional accreditation commissions.
  • Resources – With scholarships, helpful advisors and great research facilities, you’ll have everything you need.
  • Connections – From research competitions to job fairs, you can build your resume and get noticed while in school.
  • Results – We’ll get you ready for your next step: The job market or graduate/professional school. Ninety (90) percent of MSU graduates report a successful outcome within six months.
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Our home is growing. Over $75 million will go into renovations for STEM and health facilities on campus.

Resources and support

Access the information or help you need.

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Enrich your studies. Explore scholarships, clubs, contacts and more.
For people who work in CNAS. Find forms, reports and other documentation.
Tell us about your success and help the next generation of Bears.

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Inside CNAS

Explore what we do and how you can be part of the action.

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Discover the labs, research facilities and tools you can use.
A biology student discusses her research work with CNAS professor Dr. Kyoungtae Kim during the CNAS Undergraduate Research Symposium.
Get involved and make connections outside of class.
Review the standards CNAS maintains.
The goal: Provide more opportunities in STEM for underserved students.