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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
AG spider specimens

What You Can Do

With this degree, you may become one of the following:

  • Pest management specialist: Plan and implement insect management strategies in farm fields, forests, greenhouses, and other indoor and outdoor settings.
  • Field representative: Represent agrochemical companies and advise farmers and ranchers on the use of crop protection products.
  • Research assistant: Join a team of scientists studying topics from basic insect biology to environmental monitoring to pest management.
  • Biocontrol consultant: Form your own company to provide advice on biological control options for pest problems. Supply biocontrol agents to clients.
  • Agricultural inspector: Inspect products for insect pests at U.S. ports of entry.
  • Curator: Collect, identify and organize insect specimens for a museum.


Our graduates accept positions with starting salaries of up to $45,000 in private industry, universities and government agencies.

You may also want to continue your education. Earn an advanced degree in any area of biology, in agriculture or in environmental science.