Undergraduate Opportunities in Entomology
Although Entomology is not available as a major, undergraduate students may pursue a minor in Entomology. In addition, undergraduates have many opportunities to pursue research in different labs in the Department, either as paid research assistants, as volunteers, or for research credits.
The Entomology minor provides students with a broad understanding of the form and function of insects, their interactions with people and society, and their role as model species for fundamental and applied research. Learn more about the Entomology minor.
The Entomology Honors Program provides an excellent opportunity for undergraduates to do a research thesis and receive honors certification in Entomology on their diploma. Learn more about the honors program.
Undergraduate students can gain research experience in an Entomology Department lab through any one of the following programs:
Entomology Department undergraduate advisors include:
The Ernest Cory Undergraduate Scholarship
The Entomology Department sponsors the Ernest Cory Undergraduate Scholarship, which provides up to $1,000 to selected undergraduate students each semester in recognition of their research accomplishments within the department.
Click here for details about this opportunity and how to apply.
About Ernest Cory
After receiving his degree from the Maryland Agricultural College in 1909, Ernest Cory was appointed first as Assistant Entomologist, then in 1914 as Head of the Department of Entomology and Zoology. He continued as department head until 1956, focusing his efforts on the introductions of exotic pests and quarantine operations. He was also active in the Association of Economic Entomologists, and worked diligently for the union of entomological organizations into the current Entomological Society of America in 1953. At his retirement, his family and friends raised funds to establish the Ernest N. Cory Scholarship.
Previous Cory Scholarship Recipients
Click here for a listing of all previous scholarship recipients.