Join MSU Entomology! We have a tenure-system faculty position open for an Assistant Professor of Biological Control.

Recently closed positions: Applied NematologistQuantitative Insect Ecologist and Insect Physiologist/Chemical Ecologist.

The Michigan State University Department of Entomology excels in research, extension and teaching to address the issues confronting the people of Michigan, our nation and the world. MSU’s entomologists look for systemic solutions across disciplines to address critical issues. We offer BS, MS and PhD degrees in entomology and consider graduate student education and postdoctoral experience to be one of our highest priorities. Many of our undergraduates further enrich their studies through working in research labs, volunteering in the Bug House and taking entomology or related study abroad courses. View a photo presentation featuring faculty and their students.

Undergraduate

Lidia Komondy
Read about our featured undergraduate student Lidia Komondy in our Featured Students section.

Our undergraduate students choose a major or minor in Entomology and earn a Bachelor of Science degree. Students learn basic and applied applications of entomology with class work in classification, identification, biology, ecology and management of beneficial and harmful arthropods. Studies explore the role of insects in communities and ecosystems as a vector of disease, a pollinator of food crops, a pest of plants or a beneficial organism. Entomology students have opportunities to work with researchers on projects in laboratories and the field. Internships and study abroad are strongly encouraged.

Learn more about Entomology undergraduate studies.

Graduate

Danielle Kirkpatrick
Read about our featured graduate student Danielle Kirkpatrick in our Featured Students section.

Graduate education is an integral part of the Department’s research, teaching and service. We strive to develop not only skilled entomologists, but also capable scholars. Our students are assisted in selecting courses and research programs that round out their knowledge and bring it to a level where they can work creatively in the field. Graduates are successful in finding careers in research, education, regulation and commercial businesses. Masters and doctoral students may choose an optional dual degree in Entomology and Ecology, Evolutionary Biology and Behavior.

Learn more about Entomology graduate studies.

News

  • Jim Smith named AAAS Fellow by the American Association for the Advancement of Science

    Congratulations to Jim Smith, one of two MSU faculty elected an AAAS Fellow for 2017 by the American Association for the Advancement of Science. This national recognition is awarded to researchers for their efforts to advance science or its applications.

  • Giving TUEsday campaign to raise funds for CANR Student Club Grants

    Did participation in a student club enhance your MSU experience? This year’s #GivingTUEsday campaign in the college is to raise $5,000 to support Student Club Grants through the CANR Alumni Association.

    This fund provides support for scholarships, student club activities and alumni programming in the College of Agriculture and Natural Resources (CANR). The fund also underwrites the CANR Alumni Association’s Student Club Grant Program. 

     

  • Featured entomology graduate student Danielle Kirkpatrick

    Learn more about graduate student Danielle Kirkpatrick’s passion for entomology and running.

  • Entomology Chairperson Bill Ravlin’s photography featured on calendar

    A winter ant tending a two-marked treehopper on an Eastern redbud tree.

    MSU Entomology’s Bill Ravlin‘s photographs were featured on the cover and month of August in a calendar given out to nearly 7,000 attendees of the International Congress of Entomology meeting, hosted by Entomological Society of America.

  • Barry Pittendrigh honored by Purdue Entomology

    MSU Entomology professor Barry Pittendrigh was honored by Purdue University’s Department of Entomology with the John V. Osmun Alumni Professional Achievement Award in Entomology.

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Events

  • Date: December 12, 2016
    Location: 146-147 Natural Science Building

    Our Monday night open house provides an opportunity to see the Bug House at your own leisure for free! Great event for kids and parents alike!

  • Date: December 16, 2016
    Location: Gordon Guyer Conference Room, 244 Natural Science

    Entomology Department faculty meetings are scheduled for the third Friday of the month from 10 a.m. to noon in The Gordon Guyer Conference Room, 244 Natural Science.

     

  • Date: December 16, 2016
    Location: Breslin Student Events Center, 534 Birch Rd, East Lansing, MI 48824

    The College of Agriculture and Natural Resources Advanced Degree Commencement Ceremony for students graduating in Fall 2016 will be held in the Breslin Center at 3:30 p.m. on Fri., Dec. 16. Construction Management, Interior Design and Landscape Architecture students will recieve their degrees as a part of this ceremony.

  • Date: December 17, 2016
    Location: Breslin Student Events Center, 534 Birch Rd, East Lansing, MI 48824

    The College of Agriculture and Natural Resources Undergraduate Commencement Ceremony for students graduating in Fall 2016 will be held in the Breslin Center at 2 p.m. on Sat., Dec. 17. Undergraduates in all CANR majors, including Construction Management, Interior Design and Landscape Architecture students will graduate as a part of this ceremony.

  • Date: December 27, 2016
    Location: 146-147 Natural Science Building

    Our holiday open house provides an opportunity to see the Bug House at your own leisure for free! Great event for kids and parents alike!

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Alumni

Dan Lawson
Read about our featured alum Dan Lawson in the Alumni Profiles section.

Our entomology graduates hold positions at leading academic and research institutions, NGOs and industries around the globe. Visit our alumni section to read about their recent accomplishments.


MSU Entomology alumni discuss climate impacts on cherries and hops with ABC’s Good Morning America.


Wondering which plants are most attractive to beneficial insects? Join Kim Eierman as she talks with MSU's Doug Landis.


How can we help bees and ensure that farmers continue to get consistent, reliable pollination?