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College of Food, Agricultural, and Environmental Sciences



Entomology is the study of insects and their relatives from the cellular to the ecosystem level of organization, in such areas as evolution, ecology, physiology, morphology, systematics, toxicology, behavior, and genetics. A significant component of entomology is applying these topics to address the important economic, public health, and environmental impacts of insects. Students completing this program earn the degree Bachelor of Science in Agriculture.  

Possible Career Options
Forensic Investigator Insectory Manager
Military Entomologist Museum Insect Curator
Pest Clinic Diagnostician Pesticide Sales Representative
Pest Management Specialist Plant Protection & Quarantine Officer
Research Assistant  
Classes and Curriculum

Students will take classes in insect physiology, behavior, ecology, taxonomy, toxicology, beekeeping, veterinary and public health entomology, sustainable agriculture, and integrated pest management in agricultural, forest and urban environments. Coursework centers on the study of insects and their relatives, offering students a thorough understanding of the biological world. Students will study the entire spectrum of insect biology, from the molecules that compose insects to the integral roles of insects in nature.

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Getting Involved
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Chrysalis allows students to participate in service activities and interact with other Entomology students and faculty as well as discuss research and careers with scientists from Ohio State and beyond. 

Jeni Ruisch
Program Coordinator
Department of Entomology


Hannah Zimmerman
Coordinator of Prospective Student Services
(614) 247-6685