What do you learn in an Entomology graduate program?
Entomology is the scientific study of insects. It is a specific branch of zoology. In an entomology program, graduate students will closely study the biology, physiology, and behavior of insects. They will also conduct research on a range of topics, including insect ecology, behavior, morphology, evolution, biosystematics, pathology, molecular biology, genetics, aquatic entomology, pollinator biology, crop protection, and pest management. You are a good candidate for a master’s in entomology if you hold a bachelor’s degree in biology, chemistry, zoology, entomology, ecology, botany, or another similar field.
After obtaining a graduate degree in entomology, one is qualified to work in plant health management, public health (including the Armed Forces), research laboratories, agrochemical industries, crop consulting, environmental education, natural resource protection and conservation, and other government agencies. Additionally, one may go on to pursue a doctorate degree and become a specialist or professor.