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Biological Sciences Concentration in Insect Biology

Biological Sciences Major Requirements (48 — 58 cr.) Check course catalog for accuracy.
https://biology.cornell.edu/sites/biology.cornell.edu/files/shared/Insect%20Biology_editable.pdf

  • Evolutionary Biology and Diversity (BIOG 1780; 4 or 5 cr)
  • Genetics (BIOMG 2800 & BIOMG 2801 ; 5 cr)
  • Biochemistry (BIOMG 3300 or 3310 & 3320, or 3330, or 3350; 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 or 1445; 3 cr)
    3. Ecology and the Environment (BIOG 1610; 3 or 4 cr)
  • General Chemistry (one year) (CHEM 2070-2080, or 2150; 4-8 cr)
  • Organic Chemistry (one semester plus lab) (CHEM 1570; 3570-3580; 3590-3600 or 3530; 5-12 cr)
  • Physics (PHYS 1101-1102 or 2207-2208 or 1112-2213; 8 cr)
  • College math (one year) One semester of calculus (Math 1106, 1110, or equivalent), plus one more semester of calculus/math/or statistics (such as MATH 1120 or MATH 1105 or BTRY 3010

Entomology Program of Study Requirements (12-16 credits)

  • ENTOM 2120 — Insect Biology - 4 cr

Group A — One course required (at least)

  • ENTOM 3310-3311 Insect Phylogeny and Evolution lecture (3 cr) plus L (1 cr) - 4 cr
  • ENTOM 3330 Maggots, Grubs and Cutworms: Larval Insect Biology - 3 cr
  • ENTOM 3410 Applied Entomology in the Field - 3 cr
  • ENTOM 4440 Integrated Pest Management - 4 cr
  • ENTOM 4520-4521 Introduction to Disease Vectors (3 cr) plus Lab (1 cr) - 4cr
  • ENTOM 4550 Insect Ecology - 4 cr
  • ENTOM 4830 Insect Physiology - 4 cr

Group B — Two other courses from Group A or Group B (at least)

  • ENTOM 3070 Pesticides, the Environment and Human Health - 2 cr
  • ENTOM 3150 Spider Biology - 3 cr
  • ENTOM 3200 Grape Pest Management - 2 cr
  • ENTOM 3250 Insect Behavior - 3 cr
  • ENTOM 3350 Naturalist Outreach Practicum - 3 cr
  • ENTOM 3440 Insect Conservation Biology - 3 cr
  • ENTOM 3630 Bugs in Bugs - 3 cr
  • ENTOM 3690 Chemical Ecology - 3 cr
  • ENTOM 3755 Social Animal Behavior - 3 cr
  • ENTOM 4610 Model-Based Phylogenetics and Hypothesis Testing - 3 cr
  • ENTOM 4700 Ecological Genetics - 4 cr
  • ENTOM 4730 Ecology of Agricultural Systems - 3 cr
  • ENTOM 4900 Toxicology of Insecticides - 3 cr

Total Required Credits 68 - 74