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Plant, Soil and Entomological Sciences

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Plant, Soil and Entomological Sciences
University of Idaho
875 Perimeter Drive MS 2339
Moscow, Idaho 83844-2339

Phone: (208) 885-6274

Email: pses@uidaho.edu
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Insects account for more than half of all animal species on Earth, and they contribute to countless biological processes in plants and animals. The field of entomology helps in protecting crops and understanding and treating diseases.

A Bachelor of Science in Entomology prepares you to for a career in agriculture, health care and the pharmaceutical industry.


An entomologist peers at a specimen under a microscope

In hands-on laboratories, you might study how hormonal changes in mosquitoes affect malaria transmission or how aphids inhibit photosynthesis in crops. You’ll get more hands-on learning opportunities at our on-campus farms and computer-controlled greenhouses. Take field trips to observe insects in their native habitats and to collect samples—you might spot a rare wasp species laying eggs or bring back a lacewing to watch it prey on aphids.

You’ll learn from teachers involved in today’s most pressing issues in entomology.


Most of our students complete an internship the summer between their junior and senior year.