The Department of Entomology does not offer an undergraduate major in entomology; however, we do offer an undergraduate academic minor in entomology. The minor enables students to diversify their educational experience and provides a group of core courses that complement other academic programs, especially the biological sciences, natural resources and environmental sciences, or related agricultural disciplines such as horticulture, animal science, grain science, and agronomy.
Expertise in areas related to a major can greatly benefit students as they prepare to attain career goals. A minor in Entomology will provide a quality education for students entering the job market, after a bachelor’s degree, and a wide variety of positions are available for individuals with such a background. Examples of opportunities include work as agricultural consultants and scouts, pest control operators, technical and research positions in University, government, and industrial laboratories, and positions in the rapidly growing field of environmental risk assessment. Entomology coursework would also provide excellent preparation for students planning to enter graduate programs in entomology, agronomy, other biological sciences, or veterinary and human medicine.