Entomology Graduate Student Association

The EGSA provides students with opportunities to organize seminars, meetings, field trips and other functions concerned with common interests of the members of the association.

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Entomology Graduate Student Symposium

An opportunity for students to present their research and to see what their fellow students are working on

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Entomology Undergraduate Courses

Course Number
Course Name and Description
3(3 hrs of credit)
(3 hrs of lecture or seminar-0 hrs of lab)
ENT 201
Insects and People

Introduction to the fascinating world of insects and how they interact with people. Survey of insect history, diversity, structure and function, and behavior. Examples of harmful and beneficial insects in a variety of human activities concluding with some profound impacts insects have had on history, society, and culture. Course Webpage     Course Outline

 F, SP
ENT 203
Bees and Beekeeping

ENT 203 provides an introduction to honey bee biology and management, as well as an examination of the relationships between honey bees and humans from prehistoric through modern times. It is designed and designated as a GER course to meet the requirements for non-science undergraduate majors.   Course Outline



ENT 212
Basic Entomology

This distance-education only course provides an introduction to the basics of entomology. The online lectures will introduce students to the fundamentals of insect identification, biology, development, behavior, and ecology.  Course Webpage   Course Outline

F, S
ENT 305
Introduction to Forensic Entomology

This course provides a broad overview of forensic entomology-a specialized field of entomology employed in medicocriminal investigations. Forensic entomology relies on knowledge of insect ecology, biology, taxonomy, physiology and development to elucidate the circumstances surrounding death. The role of arthropods associated with decomposed human remains is one of several valued disciplines in forensic sciences. Understanding the general principles of forensic entomology and their application will be the focus of this course.  

Course Outline

3 (2,0,0)
ENT 401
Honey Bee Biology and Management

A hands-on course in honey bee management including bee pollination of selected crops based on an understanding of bee biology, bee behavior, bee pathology, and bee botany. 
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Alternating Spring Semesters

ENT (FOR) 402
Forest Entomology

Prerequisite: Junior class standing and BIO 125.
Fundamentals of morphology, classification, biology, ecology, and control of insects attacking trees, emphasis on silvicultural practices.
Course Webpage       Course Outline


ENT (ZO) 425
General Entomology

Prerequisite (one of the following): BIO 140, 181 or 350. 
Explores the science of entomology by focusing on the the basic principles of systematics, morphology, physiology, development, behavior, ecology, and control of insects. Field trips provide opportunities to collect insects and study their adaptations to a wide variety of natural environments Course Website


ENT (PP) 460
Fundamentals of Pest Risk Analysis

This course provides students with a historical perspective as well as real-time exposure to working professionals involved in the development of risk analysis documents for plant protection. The course uses real world scenarios and addresses contemporary issues facing scientists and regulators tasked with safeguarding American agriculture. Students will gain hands-on problem solving abilities regarding the identification and mitigation of plant pathogens, insects, and noxious weeds that can be introduced into the USA through international trade in agricultural commodities.


Alternating Fall Semesters

ENT 492
External Learning Experience

Prerequisite: Sophomore Standing A learning experience within an academic framework that utilizes facilities and resources which are external to the campus. Contact and arrangements with prospective employers must be initiated by student and approved by a faculty advisor, the prospective employer, the departmental teaching coordinator, and the academic dean prior to the experience


ENT 493
Special Problems in Entomology

Prequisite: Sophomore Standing A learning experience in agriculture and life sciences within an academic framework that utiltizes campus facilities and resources. Contact and arrangements with prospective employers must be initiated by student and approved by faculty advisor, the prospective employer, the departmental teaching coordinator, and the academic dean prior to the experience.


ENT 495
Special Topics in Entomology

Offered as needed to present materials not normally available in regular course offerings or for offering of new courses on a trial basis.