Join MSU Entomology! We have an academic specialist faculty position open for an Applied Nematologist.

Recently closed positions, Quantitative 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

Justin Baker
Read about our featured undergraduate student Justin Baker 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

Amanda Lorenz
Read about our featured graduate student Amanda Lorenz 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.

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Events

  • CANR at Green & White Days

    Date: July 15, 2016 - July 22, 2016
    Location: room 8, Justin S. Morrill Hall of Agriculture, 446 W. Circle Dr., East Lansing, MI 48824

    The MSU Green & White Days are a great opportunity for prospective students to explore what MSU has to offer in academics, study abroad, research, and student clubs and organizations.  For more information or to register for a Green & White Day go to MSU Green & White Days.

  • Bug House Open House

    Date: July 16, 2016
    Location: 146-147 Natural Science Building

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

  • Bug House Open House

    Date: August 20, 2016
    Location: 146-147 Natural Science Building

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

  • Bug House Open House

    Date: September 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!

  • Bug House Open House

    Date: October 10, 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!

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Alumni

Dave Epstein
Read about our featured alum Dave Epstein 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.


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


CANR Dean Fred Poston on his path to being an entomologist, university vice president and more in the 2015 Gary Simmons Lecture.


Undergrad tells how entomology changed her life in speech at College of Agriculture and Natural Resources Commencement.