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Curriculum in Insect Science

Administered by a supervisory committee in the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences. Students choose a region of the world, either industrialized or developing, to develop an expertise; they choose a language to learn and develop proficiency through the intermediate level; they choose and possess an area of technical expertise by completing a minor or certificate program in the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences; they complete a required internship in an international setting; and they select and complete a senior research project with faculty mentoring.

Cr. Degree Requirements
12.5 Interpersonal and public communication skills
  Engl 150, 250, 314; Sp Cm 212; Lib 160
3 Mathematical and physical sciences
  Stat 104
14 Life sciences
  Biol 211, 211L, 212, 212L, 312; Micro 201, 201L
15 Humanities, ethics, and social science
  Econ 101; 3 cr. in humanities; from approved lists: 3 cr. in ethics; 3 cr. in international perspectives; 3 cr. in U.S. diversity requirement
19 Entomology
  Ent 110, 201, 211, 370, 374, 376; 490E; Ent electives; for students entering entomology with one year or more of college-level biological sciences courses, Ent 201 and 211 are waived, and the group requirement reduced to 16 cr.
Students majoring in Entomology are required to choose one of the following options by the end of their sophomore year; Agricultural and Horticultural Insect Management, or Insect Biology.
 
Agricultural and Horticultural Insect Management Option
Cr. Degree Requirements
5 Mathematics
  Math 140, 141
13 Physical Sciences
  Chem 163, 163L, 231, 231L; Phys 106
6 Biological Sciences
  BBMB 301; Biol 330
12 Agricultural Sciences
  Agron 114 or Hort 221; Agron 154 or 155, 317; Pl P 408
5 Entomology
  Ent 283, 375
6 Social Sciences
  Acct 215; Econ 235
17.5 Free electives
   
Insect Biology Option
Cr. Degree Requirements
4 Mathematics
  Math 181
28 Physical Sciences
  Chem 177, 177L, 178, 178L, 211, 211L, 331, 331L, 332; Phys 111, 112
17-18 Biological Sciences
  Biol 313, 313L, 314, 314L, 315; 330 or 335; 364
14.5-15.5 Free electives
   
Typical Program for the First Year
Cr. Fall
3 Critical Thinking and CommunicationEngl 150
3 Principles of BiologyBiol 211
1 Laboratory in Principles of BiologyBiol 211L
4 General ChemistryChem 163 or 177
1 Laboratory in General ChemistryChem 163L or 177L
4 Fundamentals of Algebra for Science and Higher MathematicsMath 140 or Calculus and
  Differential EquationsMath 181
R Orientation in EntomologyEnt 110
Cr. Spring
3 Introduction to StatisticsStat 104
4 General ChemistryChem 231, 231L, or 178, 178L
4 Principles of BiologyBiol 212, 212L
1 Introduction to InsectsEnt 201
2 Insects and SocietyEnt 211
0.5 Library InstructionLib 160