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Entomology Graduate Certificate

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Contact: John Ruberson
E-mail: ruberson@ksu.edu
Home Page: http://www.entomology.k-state.edu/DesktopDefault.aspx?tabindex=149&tabid=100

Graduate students in several disciplines – agronomy, animal science, biochemistry, biological sciences, genetics, veterinary diagnostic medicine and pathobiology, horticulture, and plant pathology – are conducting research on topics that may include insects and plant protection/pest management. Such students may wish to demonstrate proficiency in entomology, making them more suitable for certain jobs. In order to strengthen their educational programs and the quality of graduate education without detracting from their existing graduate degree programs, an entomology graduate certificate program has been developed through the Department of Entomology . Its objectives are to prepare graduates for careers related to entomology or plant protection/pest management, encourage interdisciplinary educational experiences in entomology and enhance the educational experiences of participating graduate students.

Certification Requirements:

At the master’s and Ph.D. level, 12 credit hours are required PLUS one credit of Entomology Seminar (ENTOM 995) in which the student presents an oral seminar to the Department. The list of courses can include BIOCH 907 (Advanced Topics in Insect Biochemistry). The certificate program will require a focused and thematic program of study in the various sub-disciplines of entomology, which would complement the student’s interest and area of expertise, thus, helping develop additional skills. In lieu of a course based on classroom work, a student may register for ENTOM 899 or 999 Research in Entomology, and undertake a research project or register for ENTOM 799 Special Topics, and undertake specialized, independent study. The certificate program requires that it be a blend of traditional and experiential learning opportunities. Students will be advised by entomology faculty on thematic foci and requirements.

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