The undergraduate curriculum in the Department of Entomology is focused into two (of seven) concentration areas in the Plant and Soil Sciences curriculum and also a minor in Entomology. The concentration areas consolidate programs in the departments of Agronomy, Entomology, Horticulture, and Plant Pathology and Crop Physiology. The two Entomology concentration areas are Urban Pest Management and Agricultural Pest Management, which emphasize interdisciplinary study in Entomology, Plant Pathology, and Weed Science. The Urban Pest Management concentration serves students who are interested in urban pest control and other pest management areas that involve a strong interaction with the urban public.
The objectives of both concentration areas are to:
- provide excellent instruction in the subject areas,
- encourage life-long learning in these specific areas of Entomology,
- prepare graduates for diverse career opportunities such as Pest Management Professional; Technical or Sales Representative for chemical companies; State or Federal Regulatory Officer; Greenhouse, Nursery, or Farm Manager; Agricultural Consultant; and Cooperative Extension Agent, as well as teaching and research positions.