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|Requirements for the Minor||22|
Requirements for the Minor
A grade of C or better is required for all courses in the minor, as specified by Senate Policy 59-10.
|Prescribed Courses: Require a grade of C or better|
|BIOL 110||Biology: Basic Concepts and Biodiversity 1||4|
|ENT 313||Introduction to Entomology||2|
|ENT 457||Principles of Integrated Pest Management||3|
|Additional Courses: Require a grade of C or better|
|ENT 314||Management of Insect Pests of Ornamentals||1|
|or ENT 316||Field Crops Entomology|
|ENT 496||Independent Studies||3|
|Select one of the following:||3|
|Microbe-Plant Interactions: Plant Disease and Biological Control|
|Select 6 credits of the following:||6|
|Biology of Animal Parasites|
|Insect Structure and Function|
|Introduction to Population Dynamics|
|Sensory Biology of Insects|
|Insect Biodiversity and Evolution|
A grade of C or better per course is required for teacher certification.
The objectives of the university’s academic advising program are to help advisees identify and achieve their academic goals, to promote their intellectual discovery, and to encourage students to take advantage of both in-and out-of class educational opportunities in order that they become self-directed learners and decision makers.
Both advisers and advisees share responsibility for making the advising relationship succeed. By encouraging their advisees to become engaged in their education, to meet their educational goals, and to develop the habit of learning, advisers assume a significant educational role. The advisee’s unit of enrollment will provide each advisee with a primary academic adviser, the information needed to plan the chosen program of study, and referrals to other specialized resources.
Professor of Entomology
501 Agricultural Sciences and Industries Building
University Park, PA 16802
Students with a minor in Entomology have been successful in establishing careers in a diverse number of fields, including agriculture, pest management, biology, environmental science, and human and veterinary medicine, and in governmental regulatory and policy positions.
Opportunities for Graduate Studies
Students with entomology minors have gone on to graduate school in entomology, other agricultural sciences, or life and biological sciences to study basic or applied issues. During their undergraduate program at Penn State, students enrolled in the Entomology minor are strongly encouraged to conduct research in the lab of one or more entomology faculty; such experiences will help students determine if they would like to be involved in research for graduate school.