The entomology major is a thorough, science-based, applied biology curriculum that prepares students for careers in almost every life science field, including Molecular Biology and Biotechnology, Systematics, Ecology, Environmental Biology, Vector Biology/Medical Entomology, Insect Pest Management and Urban Entomology. Our goal is to support and encourage students who are preparing for a career as a scientist in a federal, state, or industrial laboratory, academic institution, the military, governmental agencies, and in industry by providing them with as broad a background as possible in the many facets of insect biology.
Programs within our Department encompass all levels of biological organization from the molecular level to ecosystems. In addition to training in modern methodologies of classical entomology, the Department has special emphasis areas in Insect Biology, Biological Control, Molecular Entomology and Environmental Entomology.
The degree provides an excellent background for an advanced degree in many other fields, including environmental health, industrial hygiene, toxicology, public health, epidemiology, ecology and environmental engineering, and will satisfy entrance requirements for professional degree programs such as medicine, veterinary medicine, dentistry, optometry and pharmacy. Students who successfully complete the program of study receive the Bachelor of Science in Environmental Sciences (BSES) degree.
The degree program is nationally accredited and is the only undergraduate Entomology degree in Georgia. Prospective students are welcome to contact the Entomology Undergraduate Student Coordinator, for an introduction to undergraduate programs in entomology. General information about undergraduate education at the University of Georgia is contained in the UGA Undergraduate Bulletin. In addition, the University offers a suite of resources for helping you select a major at UGA.