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.
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.