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Entomology degree students collecting insect samples with hand vacuums in a sunny outdoor garden.

Interested in an entomology degree?

Entomology is the field of biological science concerned with the study of insects and their relatives in relation to humans, animals, plants and the environment. Students interested in pest management, conservation and ecology careers — both in private industry and government — will benefit from pursuing an entomology degree. 

Students may also complete this major through Lyman Briggs College.


Graduates with an entomology degree play critical roles in securing food, fuel and fiber; protecting human health; and supporting natural resources and biodiversity.

Alumni work at: 

  • U.S. Department of Agriculture — Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service
  • Bayer Crop Science
  • Dow AgroSciences
  • Monsanto Company
  • U.S. Army
  • U.S. Department of Agriculture — Agricultural Research Service
  • U.S. Forest Service

Alumni work as: 

  • Teachers
  • Researchers
  • Public outreach/extension educators
  • Pest scouting and control managers
  • Insect-rearing researchers
  • Entomologists in schools, museums, parks, zoos, nonprofit organizations, government agencies and the military
  • Operations managers

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