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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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Prepare for Success

This major is a good fit if you can see yourself:

  • Exploring ways insects contribute to ecosystems from the Arctic to the tropics.
  • Developing approaches to creating a healthier, more sustainable environment.
  • Getting a broad scientific education that includes biology, microbiology, biochemistry, environmental science and more.

To prepare, you may want to:
  • Take courses in science and biology.
  • Observe insects in nature.
  • Practice your leadership skills in clubs, student office or 4-H activities.


Your First Year

Your first year, you will hone your communication skills with course work in writing and public speaking. You will also lay the foundation for the study of entomology with courses in chemistry and cell biology.

More advanced major courses include insect anatomy and physiology, insect identification, genetics and soil ecosystems.

See the four-year plan.