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Insect Science Minor Requirements

This minor provides students with a strong foundation in entomology while exploring entomological theories and principles. Coursework easily compliments studies related to biology, animals, plants, human health, and food production. All minor requirements must be taken A-F (unless only offered S/N), and students must earn a grade of at least C- in each course in the minor. Required for this minor: ENT 1005 plus 12 credits from courses listed on this page. 

Specific Courses, Electives (University Catalogs) 

Details About the Insect Science Minor


Entomology Courses

Course #

Course Title

Credits

LE Designation

Semester

ENT 1001

How Insects Shape Society: Pollinators, Pests, and Policy

3

Civic Life and Ethics

Fall

ENT 1004

The Insects (Insect Biology)

3

Fall

ENT 1005

Insect Biology with Lab

4

Biological Sciences

Fall

ENT 1021

An Introduction to Forensic Entomology

3

Spring

ENT 1906

Magnificent, Miniature Minds: From Dancing Honeybees to Cyborgs (freshman seminar)

3

Fall

ENT 1908

Designer Insects: Glowing Eyes to Self-Destructing Flies (freshman seminar)

1

Fall

ENT 1909

Got Bees? Declines and Conservation of Honey bees and Native bees (freshman seminar)

3

The Environment

Fall

ENT 2241 / 5341

Biological Control of Insects and Weeds

3

Spring

ENT 2884

The Six-Legged Conquerors: How Insects Have Shaped Human History

3

Historical Perspectives

Fall

ENT 3021 / 5021

Insect Biodiversity & Evolution 

4

Fall

ENT 3211 / 5211

Insect Pest Management

3

Spring

ENT 3275 / 5275

Insect-Transmitted Diseases of Humans

3

Spring

ENT 3294

Directed Research in Entomology

16

Fall, Spring

ENT 3910

Introduction to Research in Entomology

16

Fall, Spring

ENT 3925

Insects, Aquatic Habitats, and Pollution

3

Fall

ENT 4021

Honey Bees and Insect Societies

3

Fall (odd years)

ENT 4096

Professional Experience Program: Internship

1–3

Fall, Spring

ENT 4251

Forest and Shade Tree Entomology

3

Fall

ENT 5011

Insect Structure and Function

4

Spring

ENT 5041

Insect Ecology

3

Fall

ENT 5051

Scientific Illustration of Insects

3

Spring

ENT 5081

Insects, Aquatic Habitats, and Pollution

3

Fall

ENT 5121

Applied Experimental Design

4

Fall

ENT 5126

Spatial and Temporal Analysis of Ecological Data

3

Spring (even years)

ENT 5361

Aquatic Insects

4

Spring

ENT 5900

Basic Entomology

4

Fall

ENT 5910

Special Problems in Entomology

16

Fall, Spring

ENT 5920

Special Lectures in Entomology (Entomology Orientation)

16

Fall, Spring

Other Courses Taught by Entomology Faculty

Course #

Course Title

Credits

LE Designation

Semester

CFAN 2333

Insects, Microbes, and Plants: Ecology of Pest Management

3

Technology and Society

Fall

CFAN 3334

Parasites and Pestilence

3

Global Perspectives

Spring

CFAN 3506

Iceland: Landscapes, Natural Resources, and Environmental Management

3

Summer (even years)

ESPM 1001

Freshmen Orientation to Environmental Sciences, Policy, and Management

1

Fall

ESPM 1012H

Environmental Science and Society (Honors)

3

The Environment

Spring

ESPM 2021

Environmental Sciences: Integrated Problem Solving

3

Fall

ESPM 2886

Pollinator Conservation: From Biodiversity to Food Production (Topics in Natural Resources)

3

Spring

ESPM 3000

Seminar on Current Issues for ESPM

1

Fall

HSEM 2673H

Small but Impactful: Insects and the Environment (Honors)

3

The Environment

Spring