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 Minor

David Tarpy shows a bee frame to students in his Apiculture classInsects represent the single largest group of animal species -- they impact every facet of human life and they are a very important part of our environment.  The Department of Entomology offers an undergraduate minor in Entomology for students who are interested in insects, their management, and their integral role in natural and agricultural ecosystems. The Entomology minor provides an opportunity for students to become familiar with the great diversity of insect life, to explore their form and function, to study their impact on and relationships with plants, humans, and other animals, and to learn about various methods of pest population management.

The Entomology minor requires 15 semester hours. Students must take ENT 425 (General Entomology -- 3 credit hours) or ENT 402 (Forest Entomology -- 3 credit hours) plus 12 hours from the courses listed below. 

Some courses are available online as well.


NOTE: of these 12 hours of elective courses, at least 6 hours must be ENT courses.

Course Number Course Title Credit Hours
ENT 201 Insects and People 3
ENT 203 An Introduction to the Honey Bee and Beekeeping 3
ENT 207 Insects and Human Disease 3
ENT 305 Introduction to Forensic Entomology 3
ENT 401 Honey bee biology and management 3
ENT 402 Forest Entomology 3
ENT 425 General Entomology 3
ENT 492 External Learning Experience 1-6
ENT 493 Special Problems in Entomology 1-6
ENT 495 Special Topics in Entomology 1-3
ENT 502 Insect Systematics 4
ENT 503 Insect Morphology and Physiology 4
ENT (ZO) 509 Ecology of Stream Invertebrates 4
ENT 550 Fundamentals of Insect Control 3
ENT (ZO) 582 Medical and Veterinary Entomology 3
ENT 620 Special Problems Arranged
ENT 641 Agricultural Entomology Practicum 3
ENT 726 Biological Control of Insects and Weeds 3
ENT 731 Insect Ecology 3
ENT 762 Insect Pest Management in Agricultural Crops 3
ENT (FOR) 765 Advanced Forest Entomology 3

PB 360 Introduction to Ecology 4
PB 403 Systematic Botany 4
ZO 260 Ecology, Behavior, and Evolution 4
BIO 315 General Parasitology 3
BIO 402 Invertebrate Zoology 3
BIO 410 Introduction to Animal Behavior 3
BIO 460 Field Ecology and Methods 2
A grade of "C-" or better is required for all courses to fulfill the minor requirements.

For more information about the Entomology Minor, please contact:

Dr. David Orr 
Undergraduate Administrator
Campus Box 7613
Rm. 2105 Gardner Hall
North Carolina State University
Raleigh, NC 27695-7613
Phone: 919.515.4684 Fax: 919.515.7746