Biological Sciences Concentration in Insect Biology

Biological Sciences Major Requirements (48 — 58 cr.)

  • Evolutionary Biology and Diversity (BioG 1780; 4 or 5 cr)
  • Genetics (BioG 2810; 5 cr)
  • Biochemistry (BioBM 3300 or 3310 & 3320, or 3330; 4 or 5 cr)
  • Investigative Biology Laboratory (BioG 1500; 2 cr)
  • Two of the following three courses
    1. Principles of Cell and Developmental Biology (BioG 1350; 3 cr)
    2. Introduction to Comparative Physiology (BioG 1440; 3 cr)
    3. Ecology and the Environment (BioG 1610; 3 or 4 cr)
  • General Chemistry (one year) (Chem 2070-2080, or 2150-2160; 8 cr)
  • Organic Chemistry (one semester plus lab) (Chem 2570 & 2510; 3570-3580 & 2510 or 3010; 3590-3600 & 2510 or 3010; 5-12 cr)
  • Physics (one semester) (Phys 1101 or equivalent; 4 cr)
  • College math (one year) One semester of calculus (Math 1106, 1110, or equivalent), plus one more semester from the following: a second semester of calculus (Math 1120 or equivalent) OR a course in finite math (Math 1105) OR a course in statistics, such as Btry 3010

Entomology Program of Study Requirements (12 - 17 credits)

  • Entomology 2120 — Insect Biology (4 cr)

Group A — One course required

  • ENTOM 3310-3311 Insect Phylogeny and Evolution lecture (3 cr) plus Lab (1 cr)
  • ENTOM 3330 Maggots, Grubs and Cutworms: Larval Insect Biology - 3 cr
  • ENTOM 3520-3521 Medical and Veterinary Entomology Lecture (3 cr) plus Lab (1 cr)
  • ENTOM 4440 Integrated Pest Management - 4 cr
  • ENTOM 4550 Insect Ecology - 4 cr
  • ENTOM 4830 Insect Physiology - 4 cr

Group B — Two other courses from Group A or Group B

  • ENTOM 2410 Applied Entomology in the Field - 3 cr
  • ENTOM 3070 Pesticides, the Environment and Human Health - 2 cr
  • ENTOM 3150 Spider Biology - 3 cr
  • ENTOM 3200 Grape Pest Management - 3 cr
  • ENTOM 3250 Insect Behavior - 3 cr
  • ENTOM 3350 Naturalist Outreach Practicum - 3 cr
  • ENTOM 3440 Insect Conservation Biology - 3 cr
  • ENTOM 3630 Microbe - Invertebrate Associations - 3 cr
  • ENTOM 3690 Chemical Ecology - 3 cr
  • ENTOM 4700 Ecological Genetics - 3 cr
  • ENTOM 4900 Toxicology of Insecticides - 3 cr

Total Required Credits 60 - 75