Description

Website: http://entomology.unl.edu/insect_science/index.shtml

The field of insect science encompasses the agricultural, biological, and environmental sciences related to insects and their interactions with humans. Insects and their relatives are the most abundant animals on earth, are commonly found in all habitats, and are essential in maintaining our ecosystem. Insect Science offers numerous career opportunities in both basic and applied fields.

The core curriculum provides students with a balanced education focusing on insect identification, biology, structure and function, behavior, ecology, and diversity, as well as courses in mathematics, science, and the humanities. In addition to the core, there are two options from which students can select an area of focus which meets their own interest and career objectives.

College Requirements

College Admission

Requirements for admission into the College of Agricultural Sciences and Natural Resources (CASNR) are consistent with general University admission requirements (one unit equals one high school year): 4 units of English, 4 units of mathematics, 3 units of natural sciences, 3 units of social studies, and 2 units of foreign language. Students must also meet performance requirements (ACT composite of 20 or higher OR combined SAT score of 950 or higher OR rank in the top one-half of graduating class; transfer students must have a 2.0 (on a 4.0 scale) cumulative grade point average and 2.0 on the most recent term of attendance. For students entering the PGA Golf Management degree program, a certified golf handicap of 12 or better (e.g., USGA handicap card) or written ability (MS Word file) equivalent to a 12 or better handicap by a PGA professional or high school golf coach is required. For more information, please visit: http://pgm.unl.edu/requirements.

Admission Deficiencies/Removal of Deficiencies

Students who are admitted to CASNR with core course deficiencies must remove these deficiencies within the first 30 credit hours at UNL, or within the first calendar year at UNL, whichever takes longer, excluding foreign languages. Students have up to 60 credit hours to remove foreign language deficiencies. College-level course work taken to remove deficiencies may be used to meet degree requirements in CASNR.

Deficiencies in the required entrance subjects can be removed by completion of specified courses in the University or by correspondence.

The Office of Admissions, Alexander Building (south entrance), City Campus, provides information to new students on how deficiencies can be removed.

College Degree Requirements

Curriculum Requirements

The curriculum requirements of the College consist of three areas: ACE (Achievement-Centered Education); College of Agricultural Sciences and Natural Resources Core; and Degree Program requirements and electives. All three areas of the College Curriculum Requirements are incorporated within the description of the Major/Degree Program sections of the catalog. The individual major/degree program listings of classes insures that a student will meet the minimum curriculum requirements of the College.

Foreign Languages/Language Requirement

Two units of a foreign language are required. This requirement is usually met with two years of high school language.

Minimum Hours Required for Graduation

The College grants the bachelors degree in programs associated with agricultural sciences, natural resources and related programs. Students working toward a degree must earn at least 120 semester hours of credit. A minimum cumulative grade point average of C (2.0 on a 4.0 scale) must be maintained throughout the course of studies and is required for graduation.

Grade Rules

Removal of C-, D and F Grades

Only the most recent letter grade received in a given course will be used in computing a student’s cumulative grade point average if the student has completed the course more than once and previously received a grade or grades below C in that course.

The previous grade (or grades) will not be used in the computation of the cumulative grade point average, but it will remain a part of the academic record and will appear on any transcript.

A student can remove from his/her cumulative average a course grade of C-, D+, D, D- or F if the student repeats the same course at the University of Nebraska and receives a grade other than P (pass), I (incomplete), N (no pass), W (withdrew), or NR (no report). If a course is no longer being offered, it is not eligible for the revised grade point average computation process.

For complete procedures and regulations, see the Office of the University Registrar website at http://www.unl.edu/regrec/course-repeats.

Pass/No Pass

Students in CASNR may take any course offered on a Pass/No Pass basis within the 24-hour limitation established by the Faculty Senate. However, a department may specify that the Pass/No Pass status of its courses be limited to non-majors or may choose to offer some courses for letter grades only.

GPA Requirements

A minimum cumulative grade point average of C (2.0 on a 4.0 scale) must be maintained throughout the course of studies and is required for graduation.

Transfer Credit Rules

To be considered for admission, a transfer student, Nebraska resident or nonresident, must have an accumulated average of C (2.0 on a 4.0 scale) and a minimum C average in the last semester of attendance at another college. Transfer students who have completed less than 12 credit hours of college study must submit either ACT or SAT scores.

Ordinarily, credits earned at an accredited college are accepted by the University. The College, however, will evaluate all hours submitted on an application for transfer and reserves the right to accept or reject any of them. Sixty is the maximum number of hours UNL will accept on transfer from a two-year college. Ninety is the maximum number of hours UNL will accept from a four-year college. Transfer credit in the degree program must be approved by the degree program advisor on a Request for Substitution Form to meet specific course requirements, group requirements, or course level requirements in the major. At least 9 hours in the major field, including the capstone course, must be completed at UNL regardless of the number of hours transferred.

The College will accept no more than 10 semester hours of C-, D+, D and D- grades from other schools. The C-, D+, D and D- grades can only be applied to free electives. This policy does not apply to the transfer of grades from UNO or UNK to UNL.

Joint Academic Transfer Programs

The College of Agricultural Sciences and Natural Resources has agreements with many institutions to support joint academic programs. The transfer programs include dual degree programs and cooperative degree programs. Dual degree programs offer students the opportunity to receive a degree from a participating institution and also to complete requirements for a bachelor of science degree in CASNR. Cooperative programs result in a single degree from either UNL or the cooperating institution.

Dual Degree Programs

A to B Programs

The A to B Program, a joint academic program offered by the CASNR and participating community colleges, allows students to complete the first two years of a degree program at the participating community college and continue their education and study in a degree program leading toward a bachelor of science degree.

The A to B Program provides a basic knowledge plus specialized course work. Students transfer into CASNR with junior standing.

Depending on the community college, students enrolled in the A to B Program may complete the requirements for an associate of science at the community college, transfer to UNL, and work toward a bachelor of science degree.
 

Participating community colleges include:

  • Central Community College
  • Metropolitan Community College
  • Mid-Plains Community College
  • Nebraska College of Technical Agriculture
  • Northeast Community College
  • Southeast Community College
  • Western Nebraska Community College
3+2 Programs

Two specialized degree programs in animal science and veterinary science are offered jointly with an accredited college or school of veterinary medicine. These two programs permit CASNR animal science or veterinary science students to receive a bachelor of science degree from UNL with a degree in animal science or veterinary science after successfully completing two years of the professional curriculum in veterinary medicine at an accredited veterinary school. Students who successfully complete the 3+2 Program, must complete the “Application for Degree” form and provide transcripts to the Credentials Clerk, Office of the University Registrar, 107 Canfield Administration Building, UNL. Students should discuss these degree programs with their academic advisor.

Cooperative Degree Programs

Academic credit from UNL and a cooperating institution is applied towards a four-year degree from either UNL (UNL degree-granting program) or the cooperating institution (non UNL degree-granting program). All have approved programs of study.

UNL Degree-Granting Programs

A UNL degree-granting program is designed to provide students the opportunity to complete a two-year program of study at one of the four-year institutions listed below, transfer to CASNR and complete the requirements for a bachelor of science degree.
 

Chadron State College. Chadron State College offers a 2+2 program leading to a grassland ecology and management degree program and a transfer program leading to a Bachelor of Science in Agricultural Education in the teaching option.

Wayne State College. Wayne State College offers a 3+1 program leading to a Bachelor of Science in Plant Biology in the ecology and management option.

University of Nebraska at Kearney. Transfer programs are available for students pursuing degree programs leading to a bachelor of science degree.

University of Nebraska at Omaha. The University of Nebraska at Omaha (UNO) cooperates with CASNR in providing four-semester pre-agricultural sciences, pre-natural resources, pre-food science and technology, pre-horticulture and pre-turfgrass and landscape management transfer programs.

A student enrolled in these programs may transfer all satisfactorily completed academic credits identified in the suggested program of study, and enter CASNR to study toward a degree program leading to a bachelor of science degree. The total program would require a minimum of four years or eight semesters (16 credit hours/semester or 120 credit hours).

UNL CASNR faculty teach horticulture and food science and technology courses at UNO to assist an urban population in better understanding the food processing, horticulture, and landscape horticulture industries.

For more information, contact the CASNR Dean’s Office, 800-472-8800, ext. 2541.

Non UNL Degree-Granting Programs

The CASNR cooperates with other institutions to provide course work that is applied towards a degree at the cooperating institution. Pre-professional programs offered by CASNR allow students to complete the first two or three years of a degree program at UNL prior to transferring and completing a degree at the cooperating institution.
 

Chadron State College–Range Science. The 3+1 Program in range science allows Chadron State College students to pursue a range science degree through Chadron State College. Students complete three years of course work at Chadron State College and one year of specialized range science course work (32 credit hours) at CASNR.

Dordt College (Iowa) – Agricultural Education: Teaching Option. This program allows students to pursue an Agricultural Education Teaching Option degree leading toward a bachelor of science in agricultural education. Students at Dordt College will complete 90 credit hours in the Agricultural Education: Teaching Option Transfer Program.

Residency

Students must complete at least 30 of the total hours for their degree using UNL credits. At least 18 of the 30 credit hours must be in courses offered through CASNR1 (>299) including the appropriate ACE 10 degree requirement or an approved ACE 10 substitution offered through another UNL college and excluding independent study regardless of the number of hours transferred. Credit earned during education abroad may be used toward the residency requirement if students register through UNL and participate in prior-approved education abroad programs. UNL open enrollment and summer independent study courses count toward residence.

1

Includes courses taught by CASNR faculty through interdisciplinary prefixes (e.g., LIFE, MBIO, ENVR, SCIL, EAEP, HRTM, ENSC) and CASNR crosslisted courses taught by non-CASNR faculty.

Online and Distance Education

There are many opportunities to earn college credit online through the University of Nebraska–Lincoln. Some of these credits may be applicable not only as elective credits, but also toward the fulfillment of the College’s education requirements. Credits earned online may count toward residency. However, certain offerings may not be counted toward scholarship requirements or academic recognition criteria.

For further information, contact:

Office of Online and Distance Education
University of Nebraska–Lincoln
305 Brace Labs
Lincoln, NE 68588-0109
402-472-4681
http://online.unl.edu/

Independent Study Rules

Students wishing to take part in independent studies must obtain permission; complete and sign a contract form; and furnish copies of the contract to the instructor, advisor, departmental office, and the Dean’s Office. The contract should be completed before registration. Forms are available in 103 Agricultural Hall or online at the CASNR website.

Independent study projects include research, literature review or extension of course work under supervision and evaluation of a departmental faculty member.

Students may only count 12 hours of independent study toward their degrees and no more than 6 hours can be counted during their last 36 hours earned, excluding senior thesis, internships, and courses taught under an independent study number.

Other College Degree Requirements

Capstone Course Requirement

A capstone course is required for each CASNR degree program. A capstone course is defined as a course in which students are required to integrate diverse bodies of knowledge to solve a problem or formulate a policy of societal importance.

ACE Requirements

All students must fulfill the Achievement Centered Education (ACE) requirements. Information about the ACE program may be viewed at www.ace.unl.

The minimum requirements of CASNR reflect the common core of courses that apply to students pursuing degrees in the college. Students should work with an advisor to satisfy ACE outcomes 1, 2, 3, 4, 6 and 10 with the college requirements.

Catalog Rule

Students must fulfill the requirements stated in the catalog for the academic year in which they are first admitted to UNL or when they were first admitted to a Joint Academic Transfer Program. In consultation with advisors, a student may choose to follow a subsequent catalog for any academic year in which they are admitted to and enrolled as a degree-seeking student at UNL in the College of Agricultural Sciences and Natural Resources. Students must complete all degree requirements from a single catalog year. The catalog which a student follows for degree requirements may not be more than 10 years old at the time of graduation.

Learning Outcomes

Majors in insect science will be able to:

  1. Demonstrate a broad range of knowledge and understanding of insect biology, physiology, classification, ecology and behavior, and insect pest management.
  2. Apply content knowledge to solve problems, both theoretical and practical.
  3. Communicate through writings and oral presentations, complex ideas and develop sound arguments based on technical knowledge.
  4. Conduct original research that includes developing a hypothesis, designing appropriate experiments, collecting and analyzing data, interpreting results, and drawing conclusions.

Major Requirements

Core Requirements

The following basic courses are required for majors in insect science. In addition, students must select and meet the requirements of one of the options, depending on their own individual interests and career objectives.

The minimum requirements of CASNR reflect the common core of courses that apply to students pursuing degrees in the college. Students should work with an advisor to satisfy ACE outcomes 1, 2, 3, 4, 6 and 10 with the college requirements.
 

College Intregrative Course
SCIL 101Science and Decision-Making for a Complex World3
ENTO 485Current Issues in Entomology (ACE 10)3
Credit Hours Subtotal: 6
Departmental Requirements
ENTO 115 / BIOS 115Insect Biology3
ENTO 116 / BIOS 116Insect Identification1
ENTO 400Biology and Classification of Insects4
Credit Hours Subtotal: 8
Experiential Learning for Career Development in Insect Science
Select 5 credits from the following four categories: 15
Career Experience
Experiential Learning for Career Development in Insect Science Research Experience (Arranged through advisor)
Experiential Learning for Career Development in Insect Science Teaching Experience (Arranged through advisor)
ENTO 395E
(Arranged through advisor)
Credit Hours Subtotal: 5
Mathematics and Statistics (beyond college algebra) (ACE 3)
Select 5 credits of the following: 25
Trigonometry
College Algebra and Trigonometry
Applied Calculus
Calculus I
Introduction to Statistics
Credit Hours Subtotal: 5
Communication
Written Communication (ACE 1)
Select one of the following:3
Writing and Inquiry
Writing and Argument
Writing and Communities
Basic Business Communication
Technical Communication I
Communications and Interpersonal Skills (ACE 2)
Select one of the following:3
Interpersonal Skills for Leadership
Fundamentals of Human Communication
Public Speaking
Business and Professional Communication
Technical Communication II
Credit Hours Subtotal: 6
Natural Sciences
CASNR Appoved Life Sciences (ACE 4)
Select one sequence of the following:4
General Biology
and General Biology Laboratory
Fundamentals of Biology I
and Fundamentals of Biology I laboratory
CHEM 109General Chemistry I4
BIOS 206General Genetics4
or AGRO 215 Genetics
Credit Hours Subtotal: 12
Economics, Humanities and Social Sciences
Select one of the following:3
Principles of Macroeconomics
Principles of Microeconomics
Introduction to the Economics of Agriculture (ACE 6)
Select one course each from ACE outcomes 5, 7, 8, and 912
Credit Hours Subtotal: 15
Option Requirements
Complete requirements42-44
Credit Hours Subtotal: 42
Free Electives
Select 19-21 credits19-21
Credit Hours Subtotal: 21
Total Credit Hours120
1

Maximum of 3 hours from any one category.

2

Proficiency at the college algebra level must be demonstrated either by a placement exam or through course work. If MATH 103 College Algebra and Trigonometry is taken, only 2 cr hrs can be counted toward this requirement.

IPM and Pest Science Option

The IPM and Pest Science Option is designed for students considering careers in agriculture, agribusiness, consulting (agricultural, environmental, public health, urban), extension, state and federal government agencies (e.g., APHIS, EPA, USDA, and state departments of agriculture), horticulture, the military, food processing, and pest control. Examples of areas of focus include agronomic and horticultural pests, or urban pests. This option is also suitable as preparation for graduate studies leading to academic or research careers in applied entomology.
 

Departmental Courses
ENTO 300 / BIOS 300 / NRES 300Toxins in the Environment3
ENTO 401Insect Physiology3
ENTO 406 / BIOS 406Insect Ecology3
ENTO 412Entomology and Pest Management3
Select three of the following:8-9
Beekeeping
Management of Horticultural Crop Insects
Management of Field Crop Insects
Insect Control by Host-Plant Resistance
Medical Entomology
Credit Hours Subtotal: 20-21
Other Courses
AGRI 115Biotechnology: Food, Health and Environment3
AGRO 153 / HORT 153 / SOIL 153Soil Resources4
AGRO 426 / HORT 426 / NRES 426Invasive Plants3
NRES 211Introduction to Conservation Biology3
NRES 220 / BIOS 220
NRES 222 / BIOS 222
Principles of Ecology
and Ecology Laboratory
4
PLPT 270 / AGRO 270 / HORT 270 / NRES 270Biological Invaders3
PLPT 369 / BIOS 369Introductory Plant Pathology3
Credit Hours Subtotal: 23
Total Credit Hours43-44

Science Option

The Insect Science Option is designed for students interested in careers focusing on the basic biology of insects and other arthropods. This option is suitable for students considering any career involving entomology (e.g., academia, research, medicine, forensics, environmental quality, conservation biology, or health-related fields), but is especially appropriate preparation for entry into professional programs such as veterinary and medical schools and with many graduate school disciplines. Students pursuing this option must choose LIFE 120 Fundamentals of Biology I & LIFE 120L Fundamentals of Biology I laboratory and BIOS 206 General Genetics in meeting the entomology degree requirements in life sciences. Completion of the Insect Science Option will also fulfill requirements for a minor in biological sciences.
 

Departmental Courses
ENTO 401Insect Physiology3
ENTO 406 / BIOS 406Insect Ecology3
Select 6 credits from any ENTO course beyond those meeting other major requirements6
Credit Hours Subtotal: 12
Other Courses
AGRI 115Biotechnology: Food, Health and Environment3
LIFE 121
LIFE 121L
Fundamentals of Biology II
and Fundamentals of Biology II Laboratory
4
BIOS 205Genetics, Molecular and Cellular Biology Laboratory2
BIOS 207Ecology and Evolution4
Select 2 credits from any BIOS/LIFE course beyond those meeting other major requirements2
BIOC 321
BIOC 321L
Elements of Biochemistry
and Laboratory for Elements of Biochemistry
4
CHEM 110General Chemistry II4
CHEM 251Organic Chemistry I3
PHYS 141Elementary General Physics I4-5
or PHYS 151 Elements of Physics
Credit Hours Subtotal: 30-31
Total Credit Hours42-43

Students interested in graduate or professional schools in biology, medicine, or veterinary science should take:

MATH 106Calculus I5
An additional PHYS course and lab5

Requirements for Minor Offered by Department

Insect Science Minor

A minor in insect science will consist of at least 18 credit hours of entomology including at least 6 hours at the 300 level or above. BIOS 381 Invertebrate Zoology, and up to 3 hours of ENTO 496 Independent Study in Entomology, may be counted towards the minor requirements. The course of study leading to a minor in insect science must be developed in consultation with, and be approved by, an advisor in the Department of Entomology. Advisors for the minor are assigned by the Head of the Department of Entomology.

ENTO109
Beekeeping

Description: Life history and habits of the honeybee; methods of management; honey and wax production; apiary equipment; pollination; identity and control of bee diseases.

Course details
Credit Hours:2
Max credits per semester:2
Max credits per degree:2
Course Format:LEC

Credit Hours:2

ACE:

ENTO115
Insect BiologyCrosslisted with BIOS 115

Description: Fundamental insect biology (anatomy, development, physiology, behavior, ecology and diversity). Economic and medical importance of insects and principles of insect pest management.

This course is a prerequisite for: ENTO 200; ENTO 400; FORS 411

Course details
Credit Hours:3
Max credits per semester:3
Max credits per degree:3
Course Format:LEC
ACE Outcomes: ACE 4 Science

Credit Hours:3

ACE:ACE 4 Science

ENTO116
Insect IdentificationCrosslisted with BIOS 116

Description: Identification of representative orders and families of insects by their anatomy, metamorphosis, habits and habitats. Sight recognition emphasized but dichotomous keys also used. Interrelation of insect and habitats stressed.

This course is a prerequisite for: FORS 411

Course details
Credit Hours:1
Max credits per semester:1
Max credits per degree:1
Course Format:LAB

Credit Hours:1

ACE:

ENTO200
Behavior of Arthropods

Prerequisites: ENTO 115 or equivalent introductory course

Description: An in-depth look at how arthropods find and defend their resources, how they avoid predators, how they find mates, how they mate, and how some exist in highly ordered social settings.

Course details
Credit Hours:3
Max credits per semester:3
Max credits per degree:3
Course Format:LEC

Credit Hours:3

ACE:

ENTO300
Toxins in the EnvironmentCrosslisted with BIOS 300, NRES 300

Prerequisites: One semester BIOS and one semester CHEM

Description: Introduction to the principles of toxicology as they apply to environmental contaminants, agri-chemicals, and industrial and naturally occurring chemicals.

Course details
Credit Hours:3
Max credits per semester:3
Max credits per degree:3
Course Format:LEC

Credit Hours:3

ACE:

ENTO308
Management of Field Crop Insects

Prerequisites: BIOS 101 and 101L or permission; ENTO 115 recommended

Description: Injurious and beneficial insects and pest management practices associated with field crop insects and mites.

Course details
Credit Hours:3
Max credits per semester:3
Max credits per degree:3
Course Format:LEC

Credit Hours:3

ACE:

ENTO309
Career Experience

Prerequisites: Junior standing; introductory courses in entomology; and permission prior to enrolling

Course must be concluded with preparation of a written report. P/N only.

Description: Career experience in applied practices is provided via employment with an entomology-related agency, business or industry, research, extension, or teaching activity.

Course details
Credit Hours:1-3
Max credits per semester:3
Max credits per degree:4
Course Format:LEC

Credit Hours:1-3

ACE:

ENTO315
Undergraduate Research Seminar

Description: A comprehensive introduction to research is covered in this course designed for, but not limited to, insect science majors preparing for their capstone experience. Students learn about the scientific method, methodologies used to conduct research (including utilizing the library for literature searches), and the process of scientific writing and presentation.

Course details
Credit Hours:1
Max credits per semester:1
Max credits per degree:1
Course Format:LEC

Credit Hours:1

ACE:

ENTO395
Experiential Learning for Career Development in Insect Science

Prerequisites: Sophomore standing.

A faculty adviser for the area of interest must be identified prior to registering for the course.

Description: Application and integration of the Insect Science curriculum within the context of extension and service, research, or teaching experience.

Course details
Credit Hours:1-5
Max credits per semester:5
Max credits per degree:5
Course Format:FLD

Credit Hours:1-5

ACE:

ENTO395A
Experiential Learning for Career Development in Insect Science Research Experience

Prerequisites: Sophomore standing.

A faculty adviser for the area of interest must be identified prior to registering for the course.

Description: Application and integration of the Insect Science curriculum within the context of extension and service, research, or teaching experience.

Course details
Credit Hours:1-5
Max credits per semester:5
Max credits per degree:5
Course Format:FLD

Credit Hours:1-5

ACE:

ENTO395B
Experiential Learning for Career Development in Insect Science Teaching Experience

Prerequisites: Sophomore standing.

A faculty adviser for the area of interest must be identified prior to registering for the course.

Description: Application and integration of the Insect Science curriculum within the context of extension and service, research, or teaching experience.

Course details
Credit Hours:1-5
Max credits per semester:5
Max credits per degree:5
Course Format:FLD

Credit Hours:1-5

ACE:

ENTO395C
Experiential Learning for Career Development in Insect Science Extension Experience

Prerequisites: Sophomore standing.

A faculty adviser for the area of interest must be identified prior to registering for the course.

Description: Application and integration of the Insect Science curriculum within the context of extension and service, research, or teaching experience.

Course details
Credit Hours:1-5
Max credits per semester:5
Max credits per degree:5
Course Format:FLD

Credit Hours:1-5

ACE:

ENTO400
Biology and Classification of Insects

Prerequisites: ENTO 115 or graduate standing

Description: Survey of orders and common families of insects with emphasis on biology, ecology, and phylogeny. Sight recognition of major orders and families, identification of other families with keys. Insect collection required.

Course details
Credit Hours:4
Max credits per semester:4
Max credits per degree:4
Course Format:LEC

Credit Hours:4

ACE:

ENTO401
Insect PhysiologyCrosslisted with ENTO 801

Prerequisites: CHEM 251 or CHEM 255;12 hrs entomology or biological sciences (zoology)

Description: Functions and other phenomena associated with the major organ systems of insects; the cuticle, nervous, circulatory, digestive, metabolism, nutrition, locomotion, reproduction, respiration, and growth and development.

Course details
Credit Hours:3
Max credits per semester:3
Max credits per degree:3
Course Format:LEC

Credit Hours:3

ACE:

ENTO402
Aquatic InsectsCrosslisted with BIOS 485, BIOS 885, ENTO 802, NRES 402, NRES 802

Prerequisites: 12 hrs biological sciences

Description: Biology and ecology of aquatic insects.

Course details
Credit Hours:2
Max credits per semester:2
Max credits per degree:2
Course Format:LEC

Credit Hours:2

ACE:

ENTO402L
Identification of Aquatic InsectsCrosslisted with BIOS 485L, BIOS 885L, ENTO 802L, NRES 402L, NRES 802L

Prerequisites: Parallel ENTO 802, NRES 402/802, BIOS 485/885.

Description: Identification of aquatic insects to the family level.

Course details
Credit Hours:1
Max credits per semester:1
Max credits per degree:1
Course Format:LAB

Credit Hours:1

ACE:

ENTO403
Management of Horticultural Crop InsectsCrosslisted with ENTO 803

Prerequisites: Introductory biology course.

Description: The biology, ecology and management of insect pests of horticultural crops such as vegetables, fruit trees, trees and shrubs, greenhouse crops, turf and ornamentals. Employing Integrated Pest Management (IPM) strategies to maintain pests below damaging levels while minimizing the use of traditional insecticides.

Course details
Credit Hours:3
Max credits per semester:3
Max credits per degree:3
Course Format:LEC

Credit Hours:3

ACE:

ENTO406
Insect EcologyCrosslisted with BIOS 406, BIOS 806, ENTO 806

Prerequisites: BIOS/NRES 220 and 222.

Description: Biotic and abiotic factors as they influence insect development, behavior, distribution, and abundance.

Course details
Credit Hours:3
Max credits per semester:3
Max credits per degree:3
Course Format:LEC

Credit Hours:3

ACE:

ENTO409
Insect Control by Host-Plant ResistanceCrosslisted with ENTO 809

Prerequisites: 12 hrs agricultural sciences and/or biological sciences including one course in entomology and one course in genetics.

Description: Explore resistance of crops to herbivorous arthropods. Iinvestigate how insect behavior and physiology are affected by resistance, critically review current research on plant resistance genes, and the molecular, biochemical and physiological aspects of insect/microbe interactions with host plants.

Course details
Credit Hours:3
Max credits per semester:3
Max credits per degree:3
Course Format:LEC

Credit Hours:3

ACE:

ENTO411
Field EntomologyCrosslisted with BIOS 482, BIOS 882, ENTO 811

Prerequisites: 12 hrs biological sciences.

Description: Field course in insect taxonomy and biology emphasizing field collection, specimen preparation, classification, and insect natural history.

Course details
Credit Hours:4
Max credits per semester:4
Max credits per degree:4
Course Format:LEC

Credit Hours:4

ACE:

ENTO412
Entomology and Pest ManagementCrosslisted with ENTO 812

Prerequisites: Introductory course in ENTO.

Description: Principles and practices of managing insects pests. Pest management theory, us of sampling, evaluation, tactics, types of insect pests, and current issues.

Course details
Credit Hours:3
Max credits per semester:3
Max credits per degree:3
Course Format:LEC

Credit Hours:3

ACE:

ENTO414
Forensic EntomologyCrosslisted with ENTO 814, FORS 414, FORS 814

Prerequisites: Introductory course in entomology

Description: Application of entomology to legal issues. Criminal investigations, insects of forensic importance, insect succession on carrion, and case studies.

Course details
Credit Hours:3
Max credits per semester:3
Max credits per degree:3
Course Format:LEC

Credit Hours:3

ACE:

ENTO415
Medical EntomologyCrosslisted with ENTO 815

Prerequisites: Introductory course in ENTO.

Description: Direct and indirect importance of insects in human medicine. Principles of arthropod-borne disease, medically important arthropod groups, and arthropod-transmitted diseases.

Course details
Credit Hours:3
Max credits per semester:3
Max credits per degree:3
Course Format:LEC

Credit Hours:3

ACE:

ENTO485
Current Issues in Entomology

Prerequisites: Senior standing; completion of ENTO core requirements.

Capstone course. Fulfills the capstone requirement for the insect science major.

Description: The application and integration of biological principles of the insect science program.

Course details
Credit Hours:3
Max credits per semester:3
Max credits per degree:3
Course Format:LEC
ACE Outcomes: ACE 10 Integrated Product

Credit Hours:3

ACE:ACE 10 Integrated Product

ENTO495
Grasslands SeminarCrosslisted with AGRO 495, GRAS 495, HORT 495, NRES 495, RNGE 495, SOIL 495

Prerequisites: Junior standing.

Description: Topic varies and deals with different aspects of forage and/or range and/or livestock, turf and/or landscape grasses, natural habitats, and wetlands.

Course details
Credit Hours:1-2
Max credits per semester:2
Max credits per degree:4
Course Format:LEC

Credit Hours:1-2

ACE:

ENTO496
Independent Study in EntomologyCrosslisted with ENTO 896

Prerequisites: 12 hrs biological sciences and/or agricultural sciences.

Independent study contracts for ENTO 496/896 must be filed with the department.

Description: Individual or group projects in research, literature review, or extension of course work.

Course details
Credit Hours:1-6
Max credits per semester:6
Max credits per degree:12
Course Format:IND

Credit Hours:1-6

ACE:

ENTO499H
Honors Thesis

Prerequisites: Admission to the University Honors Program and permission, AGRI 299H recommended.

Description: Conduct a scholarly research project and write a University Honors Program or undergraduate thesis.

Course details
Credit Hours:3-6
Max credits per semester:6
Max credits per degree:6
Course Format:IND

Credit Hours:3-6

ACE:

PLEASE NOTE
This document represents a sample 4-year plan for degree completion with this major. Actual course selection and sequence may vary and should be discussed individually with your college or department academic advisor. Advisors also can help you plan other experiences to enrich your undergraduate education such as internships, education abroad, undergraduate research, learning communities, and service learning and community-based learning.


insect science - ipm & pest science

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13 HR TERM 1
College CourseCritical
complete SCIL 101
3hr
SCIL 101 becomes critical to your success in the major if not completed by the second term of enrollment.

Entomology Core
complete ENTO 115, ENTO 116
4hr

ACE 4 Life Science
4hr

College Algebra ReqtCritical
complete MATH 102
2hr
Completion of a MATH 100 level course becomes critical to your success in the major if not completed by the second term of enrollment.
14 HR TERM 2
ACE 1 Written
3hr

ACE 6 Economics
complete AECN 141
3hr

Entomology Electives
complete ENTO 109
2hr

ACE 3 Math/Statistics
complete STAT 218
3hr

Pest Science Core
complete NRES 211
3hr
16 HR TERM 3
ACE 4 Chemistry
complete CHEM 109
4hr

ACE 2 Oral Comm

Entomology Core
complete 1 from ENTO 300, ENTO 401, ENTO 406, ENTO 412
3hr

Pest Science Core
complete PLPT 270
3hr

Electives
complete Any Course
3hr
16 HR TERM 4
Pest Science Core
complete AGRO 153, AGRO 426
7hr

Entomology Electives
complete 1 from ENTO 308, ENTO 403, ENTO 409, ENTO 415
3hr

ACE 5 Humanities
complete 1 from ACE5
3hr

Electives
complete Any Course
3hr
14 HR TERM 5
Entomology Core
complete ENTO 400
4hr

ACE 7 Arts
complete 1 from ACE7
3hr

ACE 8 Ethical Principles
complete 1 from ACE8
3hr

Electives
complete Any Course
4hr
AGRI 388 is recommended for 1 of the 4 elective hours this term.
14 HR TERM 6
Pest Science Core
7hr

ACE 9 Global/Human Divers
complete 1 from ACE9
3hr

Entomology Core
complete ENTO 406
3hr

Electives
recommend 1 or more courses
1hr
AGRI 400 is recommended for this term.
3 HR TERM 7
Entomology Core
complete ENTO 412
3hr
15 HR TERM 8
Entomology Core
complete ENTO 401
3hr

Pest Science Core
complete PLPT369#
3hr

Research Experience
complete ENTO 395A
3hr
Select a version of ENTO 395 for this term.

Entomology Electives
complete 1 from ENTO 308, ENTO 403, ENTO 409, ENTO 415
3hr

Electives
complete Any Course
3hr
15 HR TERM 9
ACE 10 CapstoneCritical
complete ENTO 485
3hr
ENTO 485 becomes critical to your success in the major if not completed by the eighth term of enrollment.

Entomology Electives
complete 1 from ENTO 308, ENTO 403, ENTO 409, ENTO 415
3hr

Teaching Experience
complete ENTO 395B
3hr
Select a second version of ENTO 395 for this term.

Electives
complete Any Course
6hr
Graduation Requirements
  1. Performance Measure: 2.00 GPA required for graduation.
  2. ***Total Credits Applying Toward 120 Total Hours***


insect science - science

Icon Legend: CriticalCritical
16 HR TERM 1
College CourseCritical
complete SCIL 101
3hr
SCIL 101 becomes critical to your success in the major if not completed by the second term of enrollment.

College Algebra ReqtCritical
complete MATH 106
5hr
Completion of a MATH 100 level course becomes critical to your success in the major if not completed by the second term of enrollment.

Entomology Core
complete ENTO 115, ENTO 116
4hr

ACE 4 Life Science
complete 2 from LIFE 120, LIFE 120, LIFE 120L
4hr
13 HR TERM 2
ACE 1 Written
3hr

ACE 6 Economics
complete AECN 141
3hr

Entomology Electives
complete Any Entomology Course at any Level
3hr

Science Option Core
complete 2 from LIFE 121L, LIFE 121L, LIFE 121
4hr
15 HR TERM 3
ACE 4 Chemistry
complete CHEM 109
4hr

ACE 2 Oral Comm

Science Option Core
complete BIOS 205
2hr

Genetics
complete BIOS 206
4hr

Electives
complete Any Course
2hr
14 HR TERM 4
Biochem/Chemistry/Physics
complete CHEM 110
4hr

Science Option Core
complete BIOS 207
4hr

Entomology Electives
complete Any Entomology Course at any Level
3hr

ACE 5 Humanities
complete 1 from ACE5
3hr
14 HR TERM 5
Biochem/Chemistry/Physics
complete CHEM 251
3hr

Entomology Core
complete ENTO 400
4hr

ACE 7 Arts
complete 1 from ACE7
3hr

Electives
recommend 1 or more courses
1hr
AGRI 388 is recommended in this term.

ACE 8 Ethical Principles
complete 1 from ACE8
3hr
17 HR TERM 6
Biochem/Chemistry/Physics
4hr

Biological Sciences Elect
complete Any Biological Science Course
3hr

Entomology Core
complete ENTO 406
3hr

Electives
recommend 1 or more courses
1hr
AGRI 400 is recommended for this term.

Science Option Core
complete AGRI 115
3hr

ACE 9 Global/Human Divers
complete 1 from ACE9
3hr
16 HR TERM 7
Entomology Core
complete ENTO 401
3hr

Biochem/Chemistry/Physics
complete PHYS 151
4hr

Research Experience
complete ENTO 395A
3hr
Select a version of ENTO 395 for this term.

Entomology Electives
complete Any Entomology Course at any Level
3hr

Electives
recommend 1 or more courses
3hr
It is recommended to take a Professional Elective this term.
15 HR TERM 8
ACE 10 CapstoneCritical
complete ENTO 485
3hr
ENTO 485 becomes critical to your success in the major if not completed by the eighth term of enrollment.

Entomology Electives
complete Any Entomology Course at any Level
3hr

Teaching Experience
complete ENTO 395B
3hr
Select a second version of ENTO 395 for this term.

Electives
recommend 1 or more courses
6hr
It is recommended to take two Professional Electives this term.
Graduation Requirements
  1. Performance Measure: 2.00 GPA required for graduation.
  2. ***Total Credits Applying Toward 120 Total Hours***

Career Information

The following represents a sample of the internships, jobs and graduate school programs that current students and recent graduates have reported.

Jobs of Recent Graduates

  • Ph. D. Graduate Assistant, University of Arkansas - Fayetteville AR
  • Biological Science Aid, USDA - Lincoln NE
  • RCOI Regional Coordinator at Ord Learning Center, Central Community College - Colombus NE
  • Parent Characterization Scientist, Syngenta - Seward NE
  • Queen Bee Rearing Specialist, Olivarez Honey Bees - Kona HI

Internships

  • Entomology intern, Disney World - Epcott Center - Orlando FL
  • Discovery group intern, Pioneer - York NE
  • Extension intern, 4-H, FFA, Fillmore County Extension - Geneva NE
  • IPM in hops, Perrault Farms - OR
  • Plant breeding intern, Dow Chemical - York NE

Grad Schools

  • Entomology, University of Arkansas - Fayetteville AR
  • Plant Pathology/Entomology, Auburn University - Auburn AL
  • Entomology, Washington State University - Pullman WA
  • Masters of Science, University of Georgia - Athens GA
  • Palmer College of Chiropractic - Davenport IA