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 »


  • Entomology Seminar: Divina Amalin, De La Salle University

    Date: October 3, 2016
    Location: Gordon Guyer Conference Room, 244 Natural Science

    “Control of Coconut Scale Insect, Aspidiotus Rigidus, an Invasive Pest Species of Coconut in the Philippines: Biologically-Based Approach” by Dr. Divina Amalin, De La Salle University

  • MSU Education Abroad Expo

    Date: October 6, 2016
    Location: Breslin Student Events Center, 534 Birch Rd, East Lansing, MI 48824

    The Education Abroad Expo (formerly the Study Abroad Fair) is a comprehensive information event for anyone interested in learning more about the many exciting education abroad opportunities available at Michigan State University.

  • 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!

  • Entomology Reappointment Seminar: Peter White, MSU

    Date: October 10, 2016
    Location: Gordon Guyer Conference Room, 244 Natural Science

    Entomology Reappointment Seminar for Peter White, MSU


  • Entomology Seminar: Feng Liu, MSU

    Date: October 17, 2016
    Location: Gordon Guyer Conference Room, 244 Natural Science

    “Olfactory chemoreception in the common bed bug, Cimex lectularius” by Feng Liu, Michigan State University

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.

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?