University Catalog 2023-2024

Entomology (Minor)

To see more about what you will learn in this program, visit the Learning Outcomes website!

The Department of Entomology offers an undergraduate minor in Entomology intended for students who are interested in insects and their diversity, ecology, behavior, management, and their role in the functioning of natural and agricultural ecosystems. Insects 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. This minor provides an opportunity for students to become familiar with this fascinating group of organisms.


The Undergraduate minor program in Entomology is coordinated by David Orr, the Entomology Undergraduate Teaching Coordinator, who acts as the minor advisor or assigns a minor advisor appropriate to the interests of the student.


Application for admission to any University minor program is now available via MyPack Portal.
Admission will be based upon the student’s academic record, and in most cases no longer requires departmental review. Go to Add a Minor to apply.

Contact Person

Terri Billeisen
3301 Gardner Hall

SIS code: 11ENM

Plan Requirements

  • Program requires 15 semester hours
  • A grade of ‘C-‘ or better is required for all courses to fulfill the minor requirements.
  • Students must take ENT 425 General Entomology or ENT 402 Forest Entomology plus 12 hours from the elective course list below.
  • However, of these 12 hours of elective courses, at least 6 hours must be ENT courses.
Required Course
ENT 425General Entomology3
Elective Courses 112
General Parasitology
Insects and People
An Introduction to the Honey Bee and Beekeeping
Insects and Human Disease
Introduction to Forensic Entomology
Honey Bee Biology and Management
Forest Entomology
General Entomology
External Learning Experience
Special Problems in Entomology
Special Topics in Entomology
Insect Diversity
Insect Morphology and Physiology
Biology of Aquatic Insects
Fundamentals of Arthropod Management
Medical and Veterinary Entomology
Special Problems
Agricultural Entomology Practicum
Biological Control of Insects and Weeds
Insect Ecology
Insect Pest Management In Agricultural Crops
Systematic Botany
Integrated Pest Management
Invertebrate Biology
Introduction to Animal Behavior
Total Hours15