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.


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.


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.


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  • Date: January 20, 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.


  • Date: January 23, 2017
    Location: Gordon Guyer Conference Room, 244 Natural Science

    “Sustainable pest management in agro-ecosystems” by Amanda Buchanan, Michigan State University

  • Date: January 30, 2017
    Location: Gordon Guyer Conference Room, 244 Natural Science

    “Curricular Design and Implementation – An Intentional Pathway towards Student Success” by MSU Entomology Curriculum Committee

  • Date: February 6, 2017
    Location: Gordon Guyer Conference Room, 244 Natural Science

    Rhagoletis beyond speciation: Species diagnostics, new species, and an evolutionary radiation in juniper hosts (A sabbatical report)” by Jim Smith, Michigan State University

  • Date: February 13, 2017
    Location: Gordon Guyer Conference Room, 244 Natural Science

    “The Consequences of Livestock-Wildlife Integration for Tick-Borne Disease Risk in Central Kenya” by Brian Allan, University of Illinois

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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?