About this Program
- College: Agricultural and Life Sciences
- Degree: Bachelor of Science
- Specializations: Biological Science of Insects | Preprofessional | Urban Pest Management
- Credits for Degree: 120
To graduate with this major, students must complete all university, college, and major requirements.
The Entomology and Nematology Department prepares students for exciting careers in a variety of fields. Entomology and Nematology majors can enter medical, dental, or veterinary school; progress to graduate study in any of several biological sciences such as ecology, nematology, entomology, horticulture, or zoology; or move directly to a variety of careers in fields such as pest management, ecotourism, or biosecurity.
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GAINESVILLE FL 32611-0620
- Beekeeping Certificate
- Bioinformatics Minor UF Online
- Combination Degrees
- Entomology and Nematology
- Entomology and Nematology Minor
- Entomology and Nematology Minor UF Online
- Landscape Pest Management Certificate
- Medical Entomology Certificate
- Pest Control Technology Certificate
- Urban Pest Management Certificate
The Department of Entomology and Nematology offers the major. Faculty within the department cover areas in systematics, ecology, medically significant arthropods, social insects, insect management, physiology, behavior, evolution and natural ecosystem cycles. The department has a long tradition of sending students to medical, veterinary and dental school. Graduate school prospects are also high and employment options using entomology are versatile.
The Entomology and Nematology curriculum develops an excellent knowledge base and an understanding of concepts and fundamental practices. Through formal courses, laboratory experimentation, and individual research experience, students will learn how the scientific method is applied to the biological world at the whole organism and population levels. Students will learn to evaluate hypotheses, to acquire and interpret experimental data, and to communicate results effectively in appropriate styles. Special focus will be information on insect identification, morphology, behavior, physiology, and ecology.
Before Graduating Students Must
- Pass the Entomology and Nematology competency exam, which will be tailored to individual specializations.
- Complete requirements for the baccalaureate degree, as determined by faculty.
Students in the Major Will Learn to
Student Learning Outcomes | SLOs
- Identify insects and describe and explain insect morphology, physiology, and behavior.
- Acquire, analyze and synthesize entomological information.
- Communicate proficiently in the sciences in oral and written forms.
I = Introduced; R = Reinforced; A = Assessed
|Courses||SLO 1||SLO 2||SLO 3|
|ENY 3005||I, A||I, A||I|
|ENY 4161||R, A||R, A|
- Course grades
- Research collection