photo of MSU students participating in KBS summer program

The W.K. Kellogg Biological Station has been providing quality field-based educational and research experiences for MSU undergraduates for over 60 years.

The W.K. Kellogg Biological Station (KBS), located on the shores of beautiful Gull Lake (about 65 miles from main campus), has been providing quality field-based educational and research experiences for MSU undergraduates for over 60 years.  This summer KBS hosted nearly 100 undergraduates from MSU and around the nation for courses, the KBS Undergraduate Research Apprentice (URA) Program, the KBS Internship Program and the National Science Foundation (NSF) funded KBS Research Experience for Undergraduates (REU) Program. 

Courses at KBS are small (capped at 18 students) with the majority of your time spent outdoors doing intensive hands-on field research activities.  At KBS you will have unparalleled access to your instructors, and a sense of community that will undoubtedly enhance your learning experience.  We have several courses to choose from in two 5-week summer sessions, or you can opt to pack an entire semester of credits in just 10 weeks.

Want to take a course AND gain career experience? The KBS URA and Internship programs pay a generous stipend for part-time career positions, plus provide FREE housing and meals on site.  These programs are highly competitive, and will provide you with valuable career and research experience that includes professional development seminars and a portfolio worthy project. 

Please visit the KBS Undergraduate Education page to check out all of our opportunities, and feel free to email KBSsummer@kbs.msu.edu if you have any questions.  Courses fill fast, so apply early to secure your spot.