Entomology is the branch of biology focusing on insects and other closely-related animals such as spiders, ticks and millipedes. The Entomology program provides students with a comprehensive understanding of the biology, ecology, evolution, identification, structure, classification and management of beneficial and harmful insects.
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Core areas of study include:
- Organismal and molecular biology.
- Plant biology and pathology.
- Soil science.
- Pest management.
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Graduates with a degree in Entomology enter a broad range of challenging and rewarding careers in agriculture, natural resources, human and veterinary medicine, education, public outreach and research.
Entomology prepares students for a variety of career paths:
- Conservation leaders.
- Government advisors in bio-security, food security.
- Museum curators and educators.
- Invasive species inspectors.
- Pest control managers.
Faculty members maintain close relationships with companies and industry contacts related to entomology, which can help with internships, scholarships and employment in a range of fields.