Undergraduate Degree


Plan Code:
Program Level:
Award Type:
Bachelor of Science
College of Agriculture and Natural Resources
Entomology CANR

Excerpt from the official Academic Programs Catalog:

Listed below are the approved requirements for the program from the official Academic Programs Catalog.
Students must consult their advisors to learn which specific requirements apply to their degree programs.

College of Agriculture and Natural Resources

Department of Entomology

Undergraduate Program

The undergraduate program in Entomology leads to the Bachelor of Science degree. Courses are designed to give the student an understanding of the structure, classification, identification, function, biology, ecology, and management of beneficial and harmful arthropods, and the communities and ecosystems where insects occur. 

There are opportunities for undergraduate Entomology students to carry out research projects in department laboratories.  Students may also gain work experience in the diverse areas of entomology through employment. Internships and study abroad opportunities are also available, and are strongly encouraged.

Requirements for the Bachelor of Science Degree in Entomology

  1. The University requirements for bachelor's degrees as described in the Undergraduate Education section of this catalog; 120 credits, including general elective credits, are required for the Bachelor of Science degree in Entomology.

    The University's Tier II writing requirement for the Entomology major is met by completing Entomology 479. This course is referenced in item 3. below.

    Students who are enrolled in the Entomology major may complete an alternative track to Integrative Studies in Biological and Physical Sciences by completing Entomology’s mathematics and chemistry requirements and Biological Science 162. These courses meet the laboratory requirement.
  2. The requirements of the College of Agriculture and Natural Resources for the Bachelor of Science degree.

    The credits earned in certain courses referenced in requirement 3. below may be counted toward College requirements as appropriate.
  3. The following major requirements:
    a. All of the following courses (47 credits):
    BS 161 Cell and Molecular Biology 3
    BS 162 Organismal and Population Biology 3
    BS 172 Organismal and Population Biology Laboratory 2
    CEM 141 General Chemistry 4
    CEM 143 Survey of Organic Chemistry 4
    CEM 161 Chemistry Laboratory I 1
    CSS 210 Fundamentals of Soil Science 3
    ENT 404 Fundamentals of Entomology 3
    ENT 479 Organic Pest Management (W) 3
    GEO 221 Introduction to Geographic Information 3
    GEO 221L Introduction to Geographic Information Laboratory 1
    IBIO 355 Ecology 3
    IBIO 355L Ecology Laboratory (W) 1
    MTH 124 Survey of Calculus I 3
    PHY 231 Introductory Physics I 3
    PHY 232 Introductory Physics II 3
    PHY 251 Introductory Physics Laboratory I 1
    PLB 218 Plants of Michigan 3
    b. One of the following courses (3 credits):
    MTH 126 Survey of Calculus II 3
    STT 421 Statistics I 3
    Higher equivalent course substitutions may be made for Chemistry, Mathematics, and Physics courses with advisor approval.
    c. A minimum of 16 credits of course work in entomology as approved by the student's academic advisor.