Students who major in Entomology study insect identification, behavior, ecology, structure, physiology and ways to reduce the impact of pest species. The major builds from courses in biology, chemistry, and entomology, and has flexibility in course selection, which allows students to focus on specialties like pest management or insect biology. Some students choose to pursue a minor in areas like biology, landscape horticulture and design, food and agribusiness management, and Spanish.
Entomology graduates find a wide range of employment opportunities. Integrated pest management; Biological control. Pesticide research. Forensic entomology. Environmental consulting. Nature education. These careers and more are shared by hundreds of entomology alumni. Wile some students enter the workforce right after college, others choose to further their education in graduate school, studying subjects like pest management, insect ecology, and genetics. Whatever your goal, we encourage you to participate in job-search workshops and career days, seek an internship, develop your communication skills, and learn to network with prospective employers..
For more information on any of the College of
Agriculture and Natural Resources majors, contact the Office of Academic
Programs at 831-2508 or stop by 104 Townsend Hall.
Sample Job Titles
|Bachelor's Degree/Entry Level
|| Further Education/Experience
|*pest control specialist
|*disease and insect controller
||*Cooperative Extension agent
Check the Dictionary of Occupational Titles
under section 041 for additional related careers.
- Participate in Internships, Field Experience Placements and Alumni Mentor Network.
- Sample UD Field Experiences: Delaware
Nature Society, Delaware Division of Parks and Recreation, Brandywine Creek,
DuPont Company, USDA Beneficial Insects Research Laboratory
Some Employers of Entomology Majors
*pest control companies
*business and industry
Other Sources of Information
American Institute of Biological Sciences
Ecological Society of America
Entomological Society of America
Environmental Career Opportunities
National Assn. of Environmental Professionals
National Wildlife Federation
The Riley Guide
Resources for Finding Employment
Found at the Career Services Center's Career Library (first floor):
Further information including: Skills to Develop, Strategies for Contacting
Employer, Grad School Information and where to get assistance is available
in the CAREER LIBRARY located at 401 Academy Street.
Last updated: January 26, 2011 (CH)