- Focus Areas
- Agricultural Pest Management
- Ecology/Biological Control
- Evolutionary Biology
- Freshwater and Estuarine Entomology
- Insect Pathology
- Molecular Biology, Physiology, Toxicology, and Molecular Genetics
- Organic Agriculture
- Pesticide Technology, Assessment, and Policy
- Urban, Structural, and Green Industries Pest Management
- Research Partners
- Research Opportunities
- Fall 2013 Colloquium
- Focus Areas
High quality instruction and mentoring for both undergraduate and graduate students is a primary mission of the Entomology Department.
The Entomology faculty members are partners in the College of Computer, Mathematical, and Natural Sciences undergraduate Biological Sciences Program and teach many courses in this Program. Although our University does not offer an undergraduate degree in entomology, undergraduates may take a range of courses in insect science and insect pest management. The Department is proud of the talented corps of undergraduates that pursue internships and research projects in faculty research labs. They are often funded from sources such as the College of Computer, Mathematical, and Natural Sciences Howard Hughes Medical Institute (HHMI) Undergraduate Research Fellowships program. Qualified undergraduates may pursue thesis topics in the Entomology Honors program.
The Department has an internationally recognized graduate program. Its M.S.and Ph.D. graduates have competed exceptionally well in the job market. This is apparent from the graduates’ success at landing positions with universities, government research and regulatory agencies, and industry. Graduate students have options for pursuing a broad range of research topics. The majority of our Ph.D students pursue an entomology degree and many also participate in interdisciplinary programs such as Behavior, Ecology, Evolution and Systematics, Computational Biology, Bioinformatics, and Genomics, Marine and Estuarine Environmental Sciences, Molecular and Cellular Biology, or Toxicology. About one third of current graduate students in the Department participate in one of the interdisciplinary programs.