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.


Joe Lonchar
Read about our featured undergraduate student Joseph Lonchar 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.


Dan Gibson
Read about our featured graduate student Dan Gibson 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.


More News »


  • CANR Fall Welcome Event

    Date: August 30, 2016
    Location: 1281 Anthony Hall

    CANR Fall Welcome Event

  • 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!

  • Entomology Seminar: MSU Entomology - Year in Review 2016

    Date: September 12, 2016
    Location: Gordon Guyer Conference Room, 244 Natural Science

    MSU Entomology: Year in Review 2016 by Bill Ravlin, Michigan State University

  • Entomology Faculty Meeting

    Date: September 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.

  • Entomology Seminar: Student ESA Preparation

    Date: September 19, 2016
    Location: Gordon Guyer Conference Room, 244 Natural Science

    Graduate students will prepare for the Entomological Society of America Conference.

More Events »


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.

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?

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