The Entomology Department does not offer an undergraduate major, but has two concentration areas (Agricultural Pest Management and Urban Entomology) under the Plant and Soil Systems major in Agronomy. In addition, the Department offers an undergraduate or graduate minor in Entomology. About 70 undergraduates are employed in various laboratories as interns or student assistants, providing research experience at the undergraduate level.
Graduate instruction is coordinated by the Graduate School at LSU. There are presently 30 graduate students, 18 Ph.D. and 12 M.S. students. The graduate student population is diverse with respect to background, race, ethnicity, and research interests.
Instruction is provided by 14 teaching faculty. Eight adjunct faculty complement departmental areas of expertise. The department has a reputation for excellence in research, extension and instruction. Faculty obtain about $3,500,000 in external program support, and faculty and students regularly receive recognition and awards for their accomplishments. The interests of the current faculty are divided into the following broad areas: Integrated Pest Management, Urban Pest Management, and Integrative Sciences, including insect systematics, physiology, pathology, ecology and conservation biology.