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  • Entomology and Nematology

    Entomology and nematology are biological sciences dealing with insects, mites, ticks, spiders, and nematodes.

    To graduate with this major, students must complete all university, college, and major requirements.

    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.

    Basic Science

    This option prepares students for entry to entomological careers and to graduate school. Except with undergraduate coordinator permission, students are expected to complete ENY 3005, ENY 3005L, ENY 4161, ENY 4660 and ENY 4660L on campus; other ENY courses can be taken online.

    Minimum grades of C are required for all core courses. Students must maintain a 2.0 cumulative GPA for specialization electives with no individual course grade less than C-.

    Critical Tracking

    Critical Tracking records each student’s progress in courses that are required for entry to each major. Please note the critical-tracking requirements below on a per-semester basis.

    Equivalent critical-tracking courses as determined by the State of Florida Common Course Prerequisites may be used for transfer students.

    Semester 1

    • Complete 2 of 5 critical-tracking courses, excluding labs: BSC 2010/2010L or BOT 2010C, BSC 2011/2011L, CHM 2045/2045L, CHM 2046/2046L, MAC 2233
    • 2.5 GPA on math and science courses
    • 2.0 UF GPA required

    Semester 2

    • Complete 1 additional critical-tracking course, excluding labs
    • 2.5 GPA on math and science courses
    • 2.0 UF GPA required

    Semester 3

    • Complete 1 additional critical-tracking course, excluding labs
    • 2.5 GPA on math and science courses
    • 2.0 UF GPA required

    Semester 4

    • Complete 1 additional critical-tracking course, excluding labs
    • 2.5 GPA on math and science courses
    • 2.0 UF GPA required

    Semester 5

    • Complete all critical-tracking courses, including labs
    • 2.5 GPA on math and science courses
    • 2.0 UF GPA required
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    Model Semester Plan

    To remain on track, students must complete the appropriate critical-tracking courses, which appear in bold.

    All entomology majors in the basic science track must take three credits of ENY 4905 Undergraduate Research Mentoring. See advisor for details.

    This semester plan represents an example progression through the major. Actual courses and course order may be different depending on the student's academic record and scheduling availability of courses. Prerequisites still apply.

    Semester 1 Credits
    BSC 2010 Integrated Principles of Biology 1, 3 credits, and
    BSC 2010L Integrated Principles of Biology Laboratory 1, 1 credit, (GE-B)
    OR

    BOT 2010C Introductory Botany, 3 credits, (State Core GE-B)
    3-4
    ​ENC 1101 Expository and Argumentative Writing or
    ENC 2210 Technical Writing or
    ENC 3254 Professional Writing in the Discipline (State Core GE-C; WR)
    3​
    IUF 1000 What is the Good Life
    GE-H
    3​
    MAC 2233 Survey of Calculus 1
    State Core GE-M
    3
    Social and Behavioral Sciences
    State Core GE-S
    3
    Total 15-16
    Semester 2 Credits
    AEB 2014 Economic Issues, Food and You (3) or
    AEB 3103 Principles of Food and Resource Economics (4) (GE-S) or
    ECO 2023 Principles of Microeconomics (4)
    3-4
    BSC 2011 Integrated Principles of Biology 2, 3 credits, and
    BSC 2011L Integrated Principles of Biology Laboratory 2, 1 credit
    GE-B
    4
    STA 2023 Introduction to Statistics 1
    GE-M
    3
    Humanities
    State Core GE-H
    3
    Social and Behavioral Sciences
    GE-S
    3
    Total 16-17
    Semester 3 Credits
    AEC 3033C Research and Business Writing in Agricultural and Life Sciences 3
    CHM 2045 General Chemistry 1, 3 credits, and
    CHM 2045L General Chemistry 1 Laboratory, 1 credit
    State Core GE-B/P
    4
    PHY 2004 Applied Physics 1, 3 credits, and
    PHY 2004L Laboratory for Applied Physics 1, 1 credit
    GE-P
    4
    Elective
    N or D
    1
    Humanities
    GE-H
    3
    Total 15
    Semester 4 Credits
    AEC 3030C Effective Oral Communication 3
    CHM 2046 General Chemistry 2, 3 credits, and
    CHM 2046L General Chemistry 2 Laboratory, 1 credit
    GE-P
    4
    PHY 2005 Applied Physics 2, 3 credits, and
    PHY 2005L Laboratory for Applied Physics 2, 1 credit
    GE-P
    4
    Composition
    GE-C
    3
    Total 14
    Semester 5 Credits
    AGR 3303 Genetics 3
    CHM 2200 Fundamentals of Organic Chemistry, 3 credits, and
    CHM 2200L Fundamentals of Organic Chemistry Laboratory, 1 credit
    4
    ENY 3005 Principles of Entomology, 2 credits, and
    ENY 3005L Principles of Entomology Laboratory, 1 credit
    GE-B; both courses must be taken on campus
    3
    Approved electives
    Pre-vet majors need appropriate animal science requirements as electives
    6
    Total 16
    Semester 6 Credits
    ALS 3153 Agricultural Ecology (3) or
    PCB 3601C Plant Ecology (3) or
    PCB 4043C General Ecology (4)
    3-4
    ENY 4905 Problems in Entomology 3
    MCB 3020 Basic Biology of Microorganisms, 3 credits, and
    MCB 3020L Laboratory for Basic Biology of Microorganisms Laboratory, 1 credit
    OR
    MCB 2000 Microbiology, 3 credits, and
    MCB 2000L Microbiology Laboratory, 1 credit
    GE-B
    4
    Approved electives
    Pre-vet majors need appropriate animal science requirements as electives
    4
    Total 14-15
    Semester 7 Credits
    ENY 4161 Insect Classification
    Must be taken on campus
    3
    ENY 4660 Medical and Veterinary Entomology, 2 credits, and
    ENY 4660L Medical and Veterinary Entomology Laboratory, 1 credit
    Must be taken on campus
    3
    NEM 3002 Principles of Nematology 3
    Approved electives
    Pre-vet majors need appropriate animal science requirements as electives
    6
    Total 15
    Semester 8 Credits
    ENY 4453 Behavioral Ecology and Systematics (3) or
    PCB 4043C General Ecology (4) or
    ALS 3153 Agricultural Ecology (3)
    3-4
    ENY 4455C Social Insects (3) or
    ENY 4573 Beekeeping (3) or
    ZOO 4205C Invertebrate Biodiversity (4)
    3-4
    Approved electives
    Pre-vet majors need appropriate animal science requirements as electives
    9
    Total 15-17
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    Biosecurity

    In this specialization, students receive instruction in biosecurity emphasizing areas of entomology, nematology, plant pathology and weed science. The curriculum focuses on the study of invasive species, including their detection, identification, exclusion, regulation and management. Emphasis is placed on understanding the impacts nonindigenous species can have on financial, legal, political and social systems.

    Students will find employment in agribusiness or government agencies concerned with biosecurity, agro-terrorism, pest management, crop production and environmental protection. This specialization is excellent preparation for graduate study in the University of Florida Plant Medicine Program (PMP), a professional doctoral program leading to the Doctor of Plant Medicine (D.P.M.).

    Except with undergraduate coordinator permission, students are expected to complete ENY 3005, ENY 3005L, ENY 4161, ENY 4660 and ENY 4660L on campus; other ENY courses can be taken online.

    Minimum grades of C are required for all core courses. Students must maintain a 2.0 cumulative GPA for specialization electives with no individual course grade less than C-.

    Critical Tracking

    Critical Tracking records each student’s progress in courses that are required for entry to each major. Please note the critical-tracking requirements below on a per-semester basis.

    Equivalent critical-tracking courses as determined by the State of Florida Common Course Prerequisites may be used for transfer students.

    Semester 1

    • Complete 2 of 5 critical-tracking courses, excluding labs: BSC 2010/2010L, BSC 2011/2011L, CHM 2045/2045L, CHM 2046/2046L, MAC 1147
    • 2.5 GPA on math and science courses
    • 2.0 UF GPA required

    Semester 2

    • Complete 1 additional critical-tracking course, excluding labs
    • 2.5 GPA on math and science courses
    • 2.0 UF GPA required

    Semester 3

    • Complete 1 additional critical-tracking course, excluding labs
    • 2.5 GPA on math and science courses
    • 2.0 UF GPA required

    Semester 4

    • Complete 1 additional critical-tracking course, excluding labs
    • 2.5 GPA on math and science courses
    • 2.0 UF GPA required

    Semester 5

    • Complete all critical-tracking courses, including labs
    • 2.5 GPA on math and science courses
    • 2.0 UF GPA required
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    Model Semester Plan

    To remain on track, students must complete the appropriate critical-tracking courses, which appear in bold.

    This semester plan represents an example progression through the major. Actual courses and course order may be different depending on the student's academic record and scheduling availability of courses. Prerequisites still apply.

    Semester 1 Credits
    BSC 2010 Integrated Principles of Biology 1, 3 credits, and
    BSC 2010L Integrated Principles of Biology Laboratory 1, 1 credit
    State Core GE-B/P
    4
    ​ENC 1101 Expository and Argumentative Writing or
    ENC 2210 Technical Writing or
    ENC 3254 Professional Writing in the Discipline (State Core GE-C; WR)
    3​
    IUF 1000 What is the Good Life
    GE-H
    3​
    MAC 1147 Precalculus: Algebra and Trigonometry
    State Core GE-M
    4
    Total 14
    Semester 2 Credits
    AEB 2014 Economic Issues, Food and You (3) or
    ECO 2023 Principles of Microeconomics (4)
    GE-S
    3-4
    BSC 2011 Integrated Principles of Biology 2, 3 credits, and
    BSC 2011L Integrated Principles of Biology 2 Laboratory, 1 credit
    GE-B
    4
    STA 2023 Introduction to Statistics 1
    GE-M
    3
    Humanities
    State Core GE-H
    3
    Social and Behavioral Sciences
    State Core GE-S
    3
    Total 16-17
    Semester 3 Credits
    AEC 3030C Effective Oral Communication 3
    CHM 2045 General Chemistry 1, 3 credits, and
    CHM 2045L General Chemistry 1 Laboratory, 1 credit
    GE-P
    4
    PCB 2441 Biological Invaders 3
    PHY 2004 Applied Physics 1, 3 credits, and
    PHY 2004L Laboratory for Applied Physics 1, 1 credit
    OR

    PHY 2020 Introduction to the Principles of Physics, 3 credits
    GE-P
    3-4
    Elective
    N or D
    3
    Total 16-17
    Semester 4 Credits
    AEC 3033C Research and Business Writing in Agricultural and Life Sciences 3
    CHM 2046 General Chemistry 2, 3 credits, and
    CHM 2046L General Chemistry 2 Laboratory, 1 credit
    GE-P
    4
    ​Composition
    GE-C; WR
    3​
    Humanities (GE-H) or
    Social and Behavioral Sciences (GE-S)
    3
    Total 13
    Semester 5 Credits
    ALS 4162 Consequences of Biological Invasions 3
    ENY 3005 Principles of Entomology, 2 credits, and
    ENY 3005L Principles of Entomology Laboratory, 1 credit
    GE-B; must be taken on campus
    3
    PLP 3002C Fundamentals of Plant Pathology 4
    PLS 3004C Principles of Plant Science or
    HOS 3020 Principles of Horticulture Crop Production​
    3​
    Approved elective 3
    Total 16
    Semester 6 Credits
    ENY 4660 Medical and Veterinary Entomology, 2 credits, and
    ENY 4660L Medical and Veterinary Entomology Laboratory, 1 credit
    Must be taken on campus
    3
    NEM 3002 Principles of Nematology​ 3​
    PLP 3103C Control of Plant Diseases or
    IPM 3022 Fundamentals of Pest Management or
    ENY 3510C Turf and Ornamental Entomology
    3
    Approved elective 3
    Law and policy elective 3
    Total 15
    Summer Credits
    Approved Internship 3
    Total 3
    Semester 7 Credits
    ALS 4161 Exotic Species and Biosecurity Issues 3
    ENY 4161 Insect Classification
    Must be taken on campus
    3
    PLS 4601C Principles of Weed Science 3
    Approved elective 3
    Geographic information systems elective 3
    Total 15
    Semester 8 Credits
    ALS 4163 Challenges in Plant Resource Protection 3
    Approved electives 6
    Approved internship 3
    Total 12
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    Law and Policy Elective: choose one

    Courses Credits
    AEB 4085 Agricultural Risk Management and the Law 3
    AEB 4123 Agricultural and Natural Resource Law 3
    AEB 4242 International Trade Policy in Agriculture 3
    ECO 3704 International Trade (ECO 2013 prerequisite) 4
    FNR 4660 Natural Resource Policy and Economics 3
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    Geographic Information Systems Elective: choose one

    Courses Credits
    FNR 3410 Natural Resource Sampling 3
    FOR 3434C Forest Resources Information Systems 3
    GIS 3072C Geographic Information Systems 3
    URP 4273 Survey of Planning Information Systems 3
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    Approved Electives: 15 credits

    Other courses require advisor approval

    Courses Credits
    AGR 3303 Genetics 3
    AGR 4214C Applied Field Crop Production 3
    ALS 3133 Agricultural and Environmental Quality 3
    ​ALS 4161 Exotic Species and Biosecurity ​3
    ​ALS 4162 Consequences of Biological Invasion ​3
    AOM 3333 Pesticide Application Techniques 3
    BCH 3023 Elementary Organic and Biological Chemistry 3
    BOT 3151C Local Flora of North Florida 3
    BOT 3503 and 3503L Physiology and Molecular Biology of Plants (3) and Physiology and Molecular Biology of Plants Laboratory (2) 5
    ENY 3222C Biology and Identification of Urban Pests 3
    ​ENY 3228 Urban Vertebrate Pest Management ​2
    ENY 3510C Turf and Ornamental Entomology 3
    ​ENY 3563 Introduction to Tropical Entomology ​3
    ENY 3565 Tropical Horticultural Entomology 2
    ​ENY 4210 Insects and Wildlife ​3
    ​ENY 4455C Social Insects ​3
    ​ENY 4573 Beekeeping ​3
    ​ENY 4701 Forensic Entomology ​3
    ​ENY 4905 Problems in Entomology ​1-5
    FOR 3004 Forests, Conservation and People 3
    FRC 3212 Introduction to Citrus Culture and Production 3
    HOS 3305 Introduction to Plant Molecular Biology 3
    HOS 4304 Horticultural Physiology 3
    IPM 3022 Fundamentals of Pest Management 3
    MCB 2000 and 2000L Microbiology (3) and Microbiology Laboratory (1) 4
    ORH 3513C Environmental Plant Identification and Use 3
    ORH 4242C Arboriculture (ORH 3513C prerequisite) 4
    PCB 3063 Genetics 4
    PCB 3601C Plant Ecology 3
    PHY 2005 and 2005L Applied Physics 2 (3) and Applied Physics 2 Laboratory (1) 4
    PLP 3103C Control of Plant Diseases 3
    PLP 4222C Introduction to Plant Virology (BCH 3025 prerequisite) 3
    PLP 4242C Introduction to Plant Bacteriology (MCB 3020 prerequisite) 3
    PLP 4653C Basic Fungal Biology 4
    PMA 4570C Field Techniques in IPM (IPM 3022 prerequisite) 2
    PUR 3000 Principles of Public Relations 3
    SWS 3022 and 3022L Introduction to Soils in the Environment (3) and Introduction to Soils in the Environment Laboratory (1) 4
    SWS 4116 Environmental Nutrient Management (SWS 3022 prerequisite) 3
    WIS 2552 Biodiversity Conservation: Global Perspectives 3
    WIS 3401 and 3401L Wildlife Ecology (3) and Management and Wildlife Ecology
    Laboratory (2)
    5
    ZOO 4205C Invertebrate Biodiversity 4
    ZOO 4307C Vertebrate Biodiversity 4
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    Ecotourism

    This specialization prepares students for professional careers in the ecotourism industry and is appropriate for employment with nature preserves, nature-based theme parks and in natural history education or nature-based recreation.

    The program emphasizes the nature interpretation component of ecotourism, while including a core of recreation and tourism, management, economics and human ecology courses. A nature-based internship also is required.

    Except with undergraduate coordinator permission, students are expected to complete ENY 3005, ENY 3005L, ENY 4161, ENY 4660 and ENY 4660L on campus; other ENY courses can be taken online.

    Minimum grades of C are required for all core courses. Students must maintain a 2.0 cumulative GPA for specialization electives with no individual course grade less than C-.

    Critical Tracking

    Critical Tracking records each student’s progress in courses that are required for entry to each major. Please note the critical-tracking requirements below on a per-semester basis.

    Equivalent critical-tracking courses as determined by the State of Florida Common Course Prerequisites may be used for transfer students.

    Semester 1

    • Complete 2 of 5 critical-tracking courses, excluding labs: BSC 2010/2010L or BOT 2010C, BSC 2011/2011L, CHM 2045, MAC 1147, PHY 2004 or 2020
    • 2.0 GPA required for all critical-tracking courses
    • 2.0 UF GPA required

    Semester 2

    • Complete 1 additional critical-tracking course, excluding labs
    • 2.0 GPA required for all critical-tracking courses
    • 2.0 UF GPA required

    Semester 3

    • Complete 1 additional critical-tracking course, excluding labs
    • 2.0 GPA required for all critical-tracking courses
    • 2.0 UF GPA required

    Semester 4

    • Complete 1 additional critical-tracking course, excluding labs
    • 2.0 GPA required for all critical-tracking courses
    • 2.0 UF GPA required

    Semester 5

    • Complete all critical-tracking courses, including labs
    • 2.0 GPA required for all critical-tracking courses
    • 2.0 UF GPA required
    Back to Top

    Model Semester Plan

    To remain on track, students must complete the appropriate critical-tracking courses, which appear in bold.

    This semester plan represents an example progression through the major. Actual courses and course order may be different depending on the student's academic record and scheduling availability of courses. Prerequisites still apply.

    Semester 1 Credits
    BSC 2010 Integrated Principles of Biology 1, 3 credits, and
    BSC 2010L Integrated Principles of Biology Laboratory 1, 1 credit
    OR

    BOT 2010C Introductory Botany, 3 credits
    3-4
    ​ENC 1101 Expository and Argumentative Writing or
    ENC 2210 Technical Writing or
    ENC 3254 Professional Writing in the Discipline (State Core GE-C; WR)
    3​
    IUF 1000 What is the Good Life
    GE-H
    3​
    MAC 1147 Precalculus: Algebra and Trigonometry
    GE-M
    4
    Elective 2
    Total 15-16
    Semester 2 Credits
    ALS 3203 PC Use in Agriculture 3
    BSC 2011 Integrated Principles of Biology 2, 3 credits, and
    BSC 2011L Integrated Principles of Biology Laboratory 2, 1 credit
    4
    Humanities
    State Core GE-H
    3
    Mathematics
    State Core GE-M
    3
    Social and Behavioral Sciences
    State Core GE-S
    3
    Total 16
    Semester 3 Credits
    CHM 2045 General Chemistry 1
    State Core GE-B/P
    3
    PHY 2004 Applied Physics 1 or
    PHY 2020 Introduction to Principles of Physics
    GE-P
    3
    ​Composition elective
    GE-C; WR
    3​​
    Humanities elective
    GE-H
    3
    Total 12
    Semester 4 Credits
    AEB 2014 Economic Issues, Food and You or
    ECO 2023 Principles of Microeconomics
    GE-S
    4
    AEC 3030C Effective Oral Communication 3
    AEC 3033C Research and Business Writing in Agricultural and Life Sciences 3
    Biological or Physical Science elective
    GE-B/P
    3
    Total 13
    Summer Credits
    ENY 3005 Principles of Entomology, 2 credits, and
    ENY 3005L Principles of Entomology Laboratory, 1 credit
    GE-B; must be taken on campus
    3
    Elective
    N or D
    3
    Invertebrate animal elective 3-4
    Total 9-10
    Semester 5 Credits
    ENY 4161 Insect Classification
    Must be taken on campus
    3
    Elective 3
    Human ecology elective 3
    Plant identification elective 3-4
    Total 12-13
    Semester 6 Credits
    Ecology elective 3-4
    Physical science elective 3-4
    Recreation and tourism elective 3
    Vertebrate animal elective 3-4
    Total 12-15
    Summer Credits
    ENY 4941 Practical Work Experience/Internship 6-10
    Total 6-10
    Semester 7 Credits
    ENY 4210 Insects and Wildlife
    OR

    ENY 4660 Medical and Veterinary Entomology, 2 credits, and
    ENY 4660L Medical and Veterinary Entomology Laboratory, 1 credit, (must be taken on campus)
    3
    Elective 4
    Management and economics elective 3-4
    Recreation and tourism elective 3
    Total 13-14
    Semester 8 Credits
    ENY 4453 Behavioral Ecology and Systematics (3) or
    PCB 4043C General Ecology (4) or
    ALS 3153 Agricultural Ecology (3)
    3-4
    Human ecology elective 3
    Management and economics elective 3-4
    Vertebrate animal elective 3-4
    Total 12-15
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    Biophysical Resources Electives: 10-15 credits

    Choose at least one course from each group

    Invertebrate Animal
    ENY 3030C Insect Field Biology 3
    ENY 3163 Invertebrate Field Biology​ ​3
    ZOO 4205C Invertebrate Biodiversity 4
    Vertebrate Animal
    WIS 3401 Wildlife Ecology and Management 3
    ZOO 4307C Vertebrate Biodiversity 4
    ZOO 4472C Avian Biology 4
    Plant Identification
    BOT 2710C Practical Plant Taxonomy 3
    BOT 2800C Plants in Human Affairs 3
    ​BOT 3151C Local Flora of North Florida ​3
    FNR 3131C Dendrology/Forest Plants 3
    Physical Science
    GEO 2200 Physical Geography 3
    GLY 2010C Physical Geology 4
    GLY 2100C Historical Geology 4
    SWS 3022 Introduction to Soils in the Environment 3
    Ecology
    FOR 3153C Forest Ecology 3
    PCB 3601C Plant Ecology 3
    PCB 4043C General Ecology 4
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    Human and Social Dimensions Electives: 18-20 credits

    Choose at least two courses from each group

    Recreation and Tourism
    FOR 2662 Forests for the Future 3
    FOR 4664 Sustainable Ecotourism Development 3
    ​LEI 3140 Philosophy and History of Recreation ​3
    LEI 3120 Introduction to Outdoor Recreation and Parks 3
    ​LEI 3301 Principles of Travel and Tourism 3​
    ​LEI 3400 Recreational Program Design ​3
    ​LEI 3500 Administration of Leisure Services ​3
    LEI 3546 Park Management 3
    ​LEI 4540 Management and Supervision of Leisure Facilities ​3
    LEI 4321 Ecotourism 3
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    Management and Economics
    ECO 2013 Principles of Macroeconomics 4
    ECO 3203 Intermediate Macroeconomics 4
    FNR 4623C Integrated Natural Resource Management 3
    LEI 3843 Commercial Recreation 3
    LEI 4570 Revenue Resources Management 3
    MAN 3025 Principles of Management 4
    Human Ecology
    ​ANT 2410 Cultural Anthropology 3​​
    ANT 2700 Introduction to Applied Anthropology 3
    ANT 4114 Principles of Archeology 3
    BOT 2800C Plants in Human Affairs 3
    WIS 2552 Biodiversity Conservation: Global Perspectives 3
    WIS 4523 Human Dimensions of Natural Resource Conservation 3
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    Plant Protection

    Students will receive instruction in the pest science areas of entomology, nematology, plant pathology and weed science. Emphasis is placed on understanding the crop/plant ecosystem and the need for managing pests. The curriculum focuses on the theory and application of biological, chemical and integrated management programs for quality environments.

    Students find employment in agribusiness or government agencies concerned with pest management, crop production and environmental protection. The specialization is excellent preparation for graduate study.

    Except with undergraduate coordinator permission, students are expected to complete ENY 3005, ENY 3005L, ENY 4161, ENY 4660 and ENY 4660L on campus; other ENY courses can be taken online.

    Minimum grades of C are required for all core courses. Students must maintain a 2.0 cumulative GPA for specialization electives with no individual course grade less than C-.

    Critical Tracking

    Critical Tracking records each student’s progress in courses that are required for entry to each major. Please note the critical-tracking requirements below on a per-semester basis.

    Equivalent critical-tracking courses as determined by the State of Florida Common Course Prerequisites may be used for transfer students.

    Semester 1

    • Complete 2 of 5 critical-tracking courses, excluding labs: BSC 2010/2010L or BOT 2010C, BSC 2011/2011L, CHM 2045/2045L, CHM 2046/2046L, MAC 1147
    • 2.0 GPA required for all critical-tracking coursework
    • 2.0 UF GPA required

    Semester 2

    • Complete 1 additional critical-tracking course, excluding labs
    • 2.0 GPA required for all critical-tracking courses
    • 2.0 UF GPA required

    Semester 3

    • Complete 1 additional critical-tracking course, excluding labs
    • 2.0 GPA required for all critical-tracking courses
    • 2.0 UF GPA required

    Semester 4

    • Complete 1 additional critical-tracking course, excluding labs
    • 2.0 GPA required for all critical-tracking courses
    • 2.0 UF GPA required

    Semester 5

    • Complete all critical-tracking courses, including labs
    • 2.0 GPA required for all critical-tracking courses
    • 2.0 UF GPA required
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    Model Semester Plan

    To remain on track, students must complete the appropriate critical-tracking courses, which appear in bold.

    This semester plan represents an example progression through the major. Actual courses and course order may be different depending on the student's academic record and scheduling availability of courses. Prerequisites still apply.

    Semester 1 Credits
    BSC 2010 Integrated Principles of Biology 1, 3 credits, and
    BSC 2010L Integrated Principles of Biology Laboratory 1, 1 credit
    OR

    BOT 2010C Introductory Botany, 3 credits, (GE-B)
    3-4
    IUF 1000 What is the Good Life
    GE-H
    3​
    MAC 1147 Precalculus: Algebra and Trigonometry
    State Core GE-M
    4
    ENC 1101 Expository and Argumentative Writing or
    ENC 2210 Technical Writing or
    ENC 3254 Professional Writing in the Discipline (State Core GE-C; WR)
    3
    Humanities
    State Core GE-H
    3
    Total 16-17
    Semester 2 Credits
    AEB 2014 Economic Issues, Food and You or
    ECO 2023 Principles of Microeconomics (4) (GE-S)
    3-4
    BSC 2011 Integrated Principles of Biology 2, 3 credits, and
    BSC 2011L Integrated Principles of Biology Laboratory 2, 1 credit
    GE-B
    4
    STA 2023 Introduction to Statistics 1
    GE-M
    3
    Social and Behavioral Sciences
    State Core GE-S
    3
    Total 13-14
    Semester 3 Credits
    AEC 3033C Research and Business Writing in Agricultural and Life Sciences 3
    CHM 2045 General Chemistry 1, 3 credits, and
    CHM 2045L General Chemistry 1 Laboratory, 1 credit
    State Core GE-B/P
    4
    PHY 2004 Applied Physics 1, 3 credits, and
    PHY 2004L Laboratory for Applied Physics 1, 1 credit
    GE-P
    4
    Composition elective
    GE-C; WR
    3
    Humanities elective
    GE-H
    3
    Total 17
    Semester 4 Credits
    AEC 3030C Effective Oral Communication 3
    CHM 2046 General Chemistry 2, 3 credits, and
    CHM 2046L General Chemistry 2 Laboratory, 1 credit
    GE-P
    4
    Elective 3
    Humanities (GE-H) or
    Social and Behavioral Sciences (GE-S)
    3
    Total 13
    Semester 5 Credits
    BCH 3023 Elementary Organic and Biological Chemistry, 3 credits
    OR

    CHM 2200 Fundamentals of Organic Chemistry, 3 credits, and
    CHM 2200L Fundamentals of Organic Chemistry Laboratory, 1 credit
    3-4
    ENY 3005 Principles of Entomology, 2 credits, and
    ENY 3005L Principles of Entomology Laboratory, 1 credit
    GE-B; must be taken on campus
    3
    PLP 3002C Fundamentals of Plant Pathology 4
    PLS 3004C Principles of Plant Science or
    HOS 3020 Principles of Horticulture Crop Production​
    3​
    Total 13-14
    Semester 6 Credits
    BOT 3503 Physiology and Molecular Biology of Plants, 3 credits, and
    BOT 3503L Physiology and Molecular Biology Laboratory, 2 credits
    OR
    HOS 4304 Horticultural Physiology, 3 credits
    3-5
    PLP 3103C Control of Plant Diseases or
    ENY 3510C Turf and Ornamental Entomology
    3
    Approved electives 6
    Total 12-14
    Summer Credits
    AGR 4214C Applied Field Crop Production or
    ORH 4236C Ornamental Landscape Management
    3
    ENY 4161 Insect Classification
    Must be taken on campus
    3
    PMA 4570C Field Techniques in IPM 2
    Total 8
    Semester 7 Credits
    AGR 3303 Genetics 3
    NEM 3002 Principles of Nematology 3
    PLS 4601C Principles of Weed Science 3
    Approved electives 6
    Total 15
    Semester 8 Credits
    SWS 3022 Introduction to Soils in the Environment, 3 credits, and
    SWS 3022L Introduction to Soils in the Environment Laboratory, 1 credit
    4
    IPM 3022 Fundamentals of Pest Management 3
    Approved electives 6
    Total 13
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    Approved Electives

    Other courses require advisor approval

    Courses Credits
    AEB 3133 Principles of Agribusiness Management 3
    AGR 4320 Plant Breeding 3
    ALS 3133 Agricultural and Environmental Quality 3
    ​ALS 4161 Exotic Species and Biosecurity ​3
    ​ALS 4162 Consequences of Biological Invasion ​3
    AOM 3073 Safety in Agriculture 3
    AOM 3333 Pesticide Application Techniques 3
    AOM 3732 Agricultural Water Management 3
    BOT 3151C Local Flora of North Florida 3
    ENY 3222C Biology and Identification of Urban Pests 3
    ENY 3225C Principles of Urban Pest Management 3
    ​ENY 3228 Urban Vertebrate Pest Management ​2
    ​ENY 3510C Turf and Ornamental Entomology ​3
    ENY 3563 Introduction to Tropical Entomology 3
    ENY 3565 Tropical Horticultural Entomology 2
    ​ENY 4210 Insects and Wildlife ​3
    ​ENY 4455C Social Insects ​3
    ​ENY 4573 Beekeeping ​3
    ​ENY 4701 Forensic Entomology ​​3
    ​ENY 4905 Problems in Entomology ​1-5
    FRC 3212 Introduction to Citrus Culture and Production 3
    ​IPM 3022 Fundamentals of Plant-Pest Management ​3
    MCB 2000 and 2000L Microbiology (3) and Microbiology Laboratory (1) 4
    ORH 3222C Turfgrass Culture 4
    ORH 3513C Environmental Plant Identification and Use 3
    ORH 4242C Arboriculture 4
    ORH 4932 Special Topics in Environmental Horticulture: Plant Nutrition 3
    PCB 3601C Plant Ecology 3
    PLP 4222C Introduction to Plant Virology 3
    PLP 4242C Introduction to Plant Bacteriology 3
    PLP 4653C Basic Fungal Biology 4
    PLS 3223 Plant Propagation 3
    PMA 4570C Field Techniques in IPM 2
    SWS 4116 Environmental Nutrient Management 3
    WIS 3401 Wildlife Ecology and Management 3
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    Preprofessional

    This option provides preparation for programs in medicine, dentistry, optometry, veterinary, chiropractic, osteopathy and podiatry. Students should refer to the preprofessional information in the college's admission section and they should contact the Office of Health and Legal Professions Advising in the Academic Advising Center, 100 Farrior Hall.

    Except with undergraduate coordinator permission, students are expected to complete ENY 3005, ENY 3005L, ENY 4161, ENY 4660 and ENY 4660L on campus; other ENY courses can be taken online.

    Minimum grades of C are required for all core courses. Students must maintain a 2.0 cumulative GPA for specialization electives with no individual course grade less than C-.

    Critical Tracking

    Critical Tracking records each student’s progress in courses that are required for entry to each major. Please note the critical-tracking requirements below on a per-semester basis.

    Equivalent critical-tracking courses as determined by the State of Florida Common Course Prerequisites may be used for transfer students.

    Semester 1

    • Complete 2 of 5 critical-tracking courses, excluding labs: BSC 2010/2010L or BOT 2010C, BSC 2011/2011L, CHM 2045/2045L, CHM 2046/2046L, MAC 2311
    • 2.5 GPA on math and science courses
    • 2.0 UF GPA required

    Semester 2

    • Complete 1 additional critical-tracking course, excluding labs
    • 2.5 GPA on math and science courses
    • 2.0 UF GPA required

    Semester 3

    • Complete 1 additional critical-tracking course, excluding labs
    • 2.5 GPA on math and science courses
    • 2.0 UF GPA required

    Semester 4

    • Complete 1 additional critical-tracking course, excluding labs
    • 2.5 GPA on math and science courses
    • 2.0 UF GPA required

    Semester 5

    • Complete all critical-tracking courses, including labs
    • 2.5 GPA on math and science courses
    • 2.0 UF GPA required
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    Model Semester Plan

    To remain on track, students must complete the appropriate critical-tracking courses, which appear in bold.

    This semester plan represents an example progression through the major. Actual courses and course order may be different depending on the student's academic record and scheduling availability of courses. Prerequisites still apply.

    Semester 1 Credits
    CHM 2045 General Chemistry 1, 3 credits, and
    CHM 2045L General Chemistry 1 Laboratory, 1 credit
    State Core GE-P
    4
    ​ENC 1101 Expository and Argumentative Writing or
    ENC 2210 Technical Writing or
    ENC 3254 Professional Writing in the Discipline (State Core GE-C; WR)
    3​
    IUF 1000 What is the Good Life
    GE-H
    3​
    MAC 2311 Analytic Geometry and Calculus 1
    State Core GE-M
    4
    Total 14
    Semester 2 Credits
    AEB 2014 Economic Issues, Food and You (3) or
    ECO 2023 Principles of Microeconomics (4) or
    AEB 3103 Principles of Food and Resource Economics (4) (GE-S)
    3-4
    AEC 3030C Effective Oral Communication 3
    CHM 2046 General Chemistry 2, 3 credits, and
    CHM 2046L General Chemistry 2 Laboratory, 1 credit
    GE-P
    4
    STA 2023 Introduction to Statistics 1
    GE-M
    3
    Humanities
    State Core GE-H
    3
    Total 16-17
    Semester 3 Credits
    AEC 3033C Research and Business Writing in Agricultural and Life Sciences 3
    BSC 2010 Integrated Principles of Biology 1, 3 credits, and
    BSC 2010L Integrated Principles of Biology Laboratory 1, 1 credit
    OR

    BOT 2010C Introductory Botany, 3 credits, (GE-B)
    3-4
    CHM 2210 Organic Chemistry 1 (3) or
    CHM 3217 Organic Chemistry/Biochemistry 1 (4)
    3-4
    Composition elective
    GE-C; WR
    3
    Social and Behavioral Sciences
    State Core GE-S
    3
    Total 15-17
    Semester 4 Credits
    BSC 2011 Integrated Principles of Biology 2, 3 credits, and
    BSC 2011L Integrated Principles of Biology Laboratory 2, 1 credit
    GE-B
    4
    CHM 2211 Organic Chemistry 2 (3) or
    CHM 3218 Organic Chemistry/Biochemistry 2 (4)
    3-4
    CHM 2211L Organic Chemistry Laboratory 2
    Elective 2
    Elective
    N or D
    3
    Total 14-15
    Semester 5 Credits
    AGR 3303 Genetics 3
    ENY 3005 Principles of Entomology, 2 credits, and
    ENY 3005L Principles of Entomology Laboratory, 1 credit
    GE-B; must be taken on campus
    3
    PHY 2053 Physics 1, 4 credits, and
    PHY 2053L Laboratory for Physics 1, 1 credit
    5
    Approved electives 4
    Total 15
    Semester 6 Credits
    ENY 4455C Social Insects (3) or
    ENY 4573 Beekeeping(3) or
    ZOO 4205C Invertebrate Biodiversity (4)
    3-4
    MCB 3020 Basic Biology of Microorganisms, 3 credits, and
    MCB 3020L Basic Biology of Microorganisms Laboratory, 1 credit
    4
    PHY 2054 Physics 2, 4 credits, and
    PHY 2054L Laboratory for Physics 2, 1 credit
    5
    Approved elective 3
    Total 15-16
    Semester 7 Credits
    BCH 3025 Fundamentals of Biochemistry (4) or
    BCH 4024 Introduction to Biochemistry and Molecular Biology (4) (Not required if CHM 3217/3218 was taken)
    4
    ENY 4161 Insect Classification
    GE-B; must be taken on campus
    3
    ENY 4660 Medical and Veterinary Entomology, 2 credits, and
    ENY 4660L Medical and Veterinary Entomology Laboratory, 1 credit
    Must be taken on campus
    3
    Approved electives 6
    Total 16
    Semester 8 Credits
    ENY 4453 Behavioral Ecology and Systematics (3) or
    PCB 4043C General Ecology (4) or
    ALS 3153 Agricultural Ecology (3)
    3-4
    ZOO 4307C Vertebrate Biodiversity 4
    Approved electives 8
    Total 15-16
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    Urban Pest Management

    This specialization is for entry to the pest control industry. Students receive instruction about arthropods, nematodes, plant diseases and weeds with reference to the pest problems in residential and commercial property. A business curriculum prepares students for management responsibilities. Students planning to attend graduate school should consult an advisor for appropriate math, chemistry and physics courses.

    Except with undergraduate coordinator permission, students are expected to complete ENY 3005, ENY 3005L, ENY 4161, ENY 4660 and ENY 4660L on campus; other ENY courses can be taken online.

    Minimum grades of C are required for all core courses. Students must maintain a 2.0 cumulative GPA for specialization electives with no individual course grade less than C-.

    Critical Tracking

    Critical Tracking records each student’s progress in courses that are required for entry to each major. Please note the critical-tracking requirements below on a per-semester basis.

    Equivalent critical-tracking courses as determined by the State of Florida Common Course Prerequisites may be used for transfer students.

    Semester 1

    • Complete 2 of 5 critical-tracking courses, excluding labs: BSC 2010/2010L or BOT 2010C, BSC 2011/2011L, CHM 2045/2045L, MAC 1147, PHY 2020 or 2004
    • 2.0 GPA required for all critical-tracking courses
    • 2.0 UF GPA required

    Semester 2

    • Complete 1 additional critical-tracking course, excluding labs
    • 2.0 GPA required for all critical-tracking courses
    • 2.0 UF GPA required

    Semester 3

    • Complete 1 additional critical-tracking course, excluding labs
    • 2.0 GPA required for all critical-tracking courses
    • 2.0 UF GPA required

    Semester 4

    • Complete 1 additional critical-tracking course, excluding labs
    • 2.0 GPA required for all critical-tracking courses
    • 2.0 UF GPA required

    Semester 5

    • Complete all critical-tracking courses, including labs
    • 2.0 GPA required for all critical-tracking courses
    • 2.0 UF GPA required
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    Model Semester Plan

    To remain on track, students must complete the appropriate critical-tracking courses, which appear in bold.

    This semester plan represents an example progression through the major. Actual courses and course order may be different depending on the student's academic record and scheduling availability of courses. Prerequisites still apply.

    Semester 1 Credits
    BSC 2010 Integrated Principles of Biology 1, 3 credits, and
    BSC 2010L Integrated Principles of Biology Laboratory 1, 1 credit, (GE-B)
    OR

    BOT 2010C Introductory Botany, 3 credits
    3-4
    ​ENC 1101 Expository and Argumentative Writing or
    ENC 2210 Technical Writing or
    ENC 3254 Professional Writing in the Discipline (State Core GE-C; WR)
    3​
    IUF 1000 What is the Good Life
    GE-H
    3​
    MAC 1147 Precalculus: Algebra and Trigonometry
    State Core GE-M
    4
    Elective 1
    Total 14-15
    Semester 2 Credits
    BSC 2011 Integrated Principles of Biology 2, 3 credits, and
    BSC 2011L Integrated Principles of Biology Laboratory 2, 1 credit
    GE-B
    4
    CHM 1025 Introduction to Chemistry (if needed) or
    Elective
    2
    Composition elective
    GE-C; WR
    3
    Social and Behavioral Sciences
    State Core GE-S
    3
    Total 12
    Semester 3 Credits
    AEC 3030C Effective Oral Communication 3
    CHM 2045 General Chemistry 1, 3 credits, and
    CHM 2045L General Chemistry 1 Laboratory, 1 credit
    State Core GE-P
    4
    Humanities
    State Core GE-H
    3
    Mathematics elective
    GE-M
    3
    Total 13
    Semester 4 Credits
    AEB 2014 Economic Issues, Food and You or
    ECO 2023 Principles of Microeconomics (4) (GE-S)
    3-4
    AEC 3033C Research and Business Writing in Agricultural and Life Sciences 3
    ALS 3203 PC Use in Agriculture (not M) or
    COP 3504 Advanced Programming Fundamentals for CIS Majors (GE-M)
    3
    PHY 2004 Applied Physics 1 or
    PHY 2020 Introduction to Principles of Physics (GE-P)
    3
    ​PHY 2004L Applied Physics 1 Laboratory or
    Elective (if PHY 2020 was taken)
    ​1
    Total 13-14
    Summer Credits
    ENY 3005 Principles of Entomology, 2 credits, and
    ENY 3005L Principles of Entomology Laboratory, 1 credit
    GE-B; must be taken on campus
    3
    ENY 3222C Biology and Identification of Urban Pests 3
    Business elective 3
    Total 9
    Semester 5 Credits
    ENY 4161 Insect Classification
    Must be taken on campus
    3
    MCB 2000 and 2000L Microbiology (3) and Microbiology Laboratory (1) or
    PLP 3002C Fundamentals of Plant Pathology (4)
    4
    ORH 3513C Environmental Plant Identification and Use 3
    STA 2023 Introduction to Statistics 1 3
    Total 13
    Semester 6 Credits
    BCN 1210 Construction Materials 3
    FOS 4222 Food Microbiology, 3 credits, and
    FOR 4222L Food Microbiology Laboratory, 2 credits
    OR

    SWS 3022 Introduction to Soils in the Environment, 3 credits
    3-5
    IPM 3022 Fundamentals of Pest Management 3
    Elective
    N or D
    3
    Total 12-14
    Summer Credits
    ENY 3225C Principles of Urban Pest Management 3
    ENY 4230 Urban Pesticide Application 3
    Business elective 3
    Total 9
    Semester 7 Credits
    ENY 4660 Medical and Veterinary Entomology, 2 credits, and
    ENY 4660L Medical and Veterinary Entomology Laboratory, 1 credit
    must be taken on campus
    3
    NEM 3002 Principles of Nematology 3
    PLS 4601C Principles of Weed Science 3
    Business elective 3
    Total 12
    Semester 8 Credits
    BCN 3223C Soils and Concrete 3
    EVS 3000 Environmental Science 3
    ENY 4453 Behavioral Ecology and Systematics 3
    Business elective 4
    Total 13
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    Approved Business Electives: 12 credits minimum

    Courses Credits
    ADV 3008 Principles of Advertising 3
    AEB 3133 Principles of Agribusiness Management 3
    AEB 3144 Introduction to Agricultural Finance 3
    AEB 4085 Agricultural Risk Management and the Law 3
    AEB 4123 Agricultural and Natural Resource Law 3
    ​AEB 4424 Human Resources Management in Agriculture ​3
    BUL 4310 The Legal Environment of Business 4
    MAN 3025 Principles of Management 4
    MAR 3023 Principles of Marketing 4
    PUR 3000 Principles of Public Relations 3

    Other Electives

    Courses Credits
    FOS 4202 Food Safety and Sanitation 2
    ORH 3222C Turfgrass Culture 3
    ORH 4236C Ornamental Landscape Management 3
    PLP 3103C Control of Plant Diseases 3
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