Join MSU Entomology! We have a tenure-system faculty position open for an Assistant Professor of Biological Control.
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.
Read about our featured undergraduate student Brenna Kizer 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.
Read about our featured graduate student Keith Mason 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.
Several undergraduates working in Entomology research labs presented their research at the University Undergraduate Research and Arts Forum (UURAF) on April 7, 2017, with four winning first place in their respective sections.
Entomological celebrity Justin Schmidt was selected as the 2017 Gary Simmons Memorial Lecturer, which took place Monday, April 3, and was hosted by the members of the MSU Graduate and Undergraduate Entomological Student Society (GUESS).
People continue to be enthusiastic about meeting the bugs at Entomology’s Bug House, reports Gary Parsons, the program and facility director. Tours and events reached over 9,700 people in 2016!
Karim Maredia has been named to the High Level African Panel on Emerging Technologies (High Level-APET). He is the only non-African scientist to serve on the panel.
Mary Gardiner (PhD 2008, Doug Landis) is an associate professor of entomology at Ohio State University and our latest featured alumni.
Date: May 8, 2017
Location: 146-147 Natural Science Building
Our spring open house provides an opportunity to see the Bug House at your own leisure for free! Great event for kids and parents alike!
Date: May 19, 2017
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.
Read about our featured alum Mary Gardiner 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.