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2011-2012 Undergraduate Catalog 
    
2011-2012 Undergraduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Entomology Minor


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The Department of Entomology offers an undergraduate minor in entomology. This minor enables students to diversify their educational experience and provides a group of core courses that complement other academic programs, especially those in related agricultural disciplines such as horticulture, animal science, grain science, and agronomy, or in biology. To pursue a minor in entomology students must: (1) file a declaration of intent to pursue the minor and (2) consult an entomology advisor prior to taking the last three courses used to satisfy the minor requirements. Advisors not only ensure that requirements of the minor are met but also tailor course work to the interests, educational aims, and employment goals of the individual student.

Program requirements


General requirements


At least 15 credit hours as outlined below.

The following courses are required:


Note


At least 9 credit hours from Block A and/or Block B are also required. Courses offered outside the Department of Entomology (Block B) can count toward the minor if they are requirements/electives of specific curricula or if prior approval is obtained from the minor advisor.

Block A: Entomology courses


  • Insect Behavior Credits: (3) 
  • Insect Genetics Credits: (3)
  • Insect Physiology Credits: (3)
  • Biological Control Credits: (3)
  • Insect Control by Host Plant Resistance Credits: (3)
  • Insects of Stored Products Credits: (3)
  • Seminar: Special Topics Credits: (1)

Block B: Courses offered by other departments


The following, or other minor advisor-approved courses, may count toward the minor.

Entomology minors


A minor in entomology can be obtained in conjunction with any major field of study and students are encouraged to do so. The following degree programs, however, lend themselves particularly well to an entomology minor.

Animal sciences and industry


Entomology minor (10 credit hours)


In addition to fulfilling the requirements for the major in animal sciences and industry, students receiving a minor in entomology must take the following courses:

At least 5 credit hours of approved electives from the courses listed below:


Note


See under General Requirements for complete course listing.

Consulting and production option in agronomy


Entomology minor (9 credit hours)


In addition to fulfilling the requirements for the crop consulting option of agronomy, students receiving a minor in entomology must take the following courses:

At least 6 credit hours of approved electives from the courses listed below:


Note


See under General Requirements for complete course listing.

Grain science and industry


Entomology minor (13 credit hours)


In addition to fulfilling the requirements for the major in grain science and industry, students receiving a minor in entomology must take the following courses:

At least 2 credit hours of approved electives from the courses listed below:


Note


See under General Requirements for complete course listing.

Horticulture Degree


Entomology (9 credit hours)


In addition to fulfilling the requirements for the major in horticulture, students receiving a minor in entomology must take the following courses:

At least 4 credit hours of approved electives from the courses listed below:


  • ENTOM 706 External Insect Morphology Credits: (3)

Note


See General Requirements for complete course listing.

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