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B.S. Entomology


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Studying the Insects of Earth

Insects account for more than half of all animal species on Earth. In this program you will study the role insects play in crop production and landscapes. Study pollination, disease transmission, pest management and all areas of entomology. You will apply what you learn in the classroom in on-campus laboratories, fields and greenhouses. A degree in entomology provides a strong scientific background and opportunities for those interested in the diversity of nature.

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  • See more than 1 million insect specimens at the William F. Barr Entomological Museum
  • Access plant science farms and computer-controlled greenhouses
  • Participate in a departmental research project
  • Intern with USDA or U.S. Forest Service
  • Observe insects in their native habitats and collect samples
  • The only undergraduate entomology program in the Pacific Northwest

I chose to come to U of I because it is the only college in the PNW that offers entomology as an undergrad major and it was the affordable choice. I have wanted to study insects since I was 8 years old so now that I am actually doing it, it feels like I've achieved a goal just by getting here. — Emma Eakins, ’25


University of Idaho

Physical Address:
E. J. Iddings Agricultural Science Laboratory, Rm 242
606 S Rayburn St

Mailing Address:
875 Perimeter Drive MS 2329
Moscow, ID 83844-2329

Phone: 208-885-3776