The entomology department does not offer an undergraduate major leading to a bachelors degree. However, departmental faculty offer a variety of courses of both a basic and applied nature. Course offerings are coordinated with the needs of other departments, within and outside of the College of Agriculture. Service courses taught by the department include a general course that serves as part of the University Core Curriculum (Area 7, Global Issues), as well as several courses designed to meet the educational needs of students in horticulture, environmental science, fisheries and wildlife, and forestry. Basic courses are also provided as part of a cross-listed curriculum with the biology department.
A formal Entomology Minor is available to students in any discipline area who request entrance to the program and who complete the course requirements. Students in the program must complete 19 hours of course credit related to entomology. Insect Biology and the Insect Biology Laboratory are required of all students. A minimum of three other entomology courses is required, two of which must have laboratory classes associated with them. The remaining credits can be obtained from other entomology courses or from courses in related areas.
Agricultural Technology Program
Entomology Department faculty members offer two courses and contribute to a third course in the Agricultural Technology Program. This program is an associate degree program with options in agricultural business, animal agriculture, crop production, and landscape and turf management. Our courses provide training in pest management and pesticide application as part of the crop production, and landscape and turf management options. A course on urban pest management has been added recently to the curriculum to help prepare students for the professional pest control industry.