Oct 21, 2019  
2019-2020 University Catalog 
    
2019-2020 University Catalog

Insect Biology, BS


About the Program

Insect Biology Majors study insects and related organisms.  The program emphasizes “hands on learning” with opportunities for faculty mentored undergraduate research, field and laboratory experiences and study abroad options.  Insect biologists apply knowledge and modern technology to address grand challenges including protection of human and animal health, food, and property, and natural environments.  Insect biologists work as scientists, educators, technicians, consultants, and specialists in urban, agricultural, and natural environments to prevent the spread of disease, feed the world, promote biodiversity, protect the environment, solve crimes, strengthen biosecurity, and teach science. Careers are as diverse as the insects we study.

Entomology Website

 

Degree Requirements


120 Credits Required

Departmental/Program Major Courses (43 credits)


Other Departmental /Program Course Requirements (58-59 credits)


Additional Requirements


Click here for Insect Biology Supplemental Information  

Electives (18-19 credits)


  • Electives - Credit Hours: 18.00-19.00

College of Agriculture & University Level Requirements


  • 2.00 GPA required for Bachelor of Science degree.
  • 32 Upper division credits taken from Purdue
  • International Understanding Selective   - Credit Hours: 9.00
  • Multicultural Awareness Selective  - Credit Hours: 3.00
  • 6 Credits:  Written/Oral Communication or Social Science and Humanities categories must come from 30000+ courses or above - Credit Hours: 3.00 AND Written/Oral Communication or Social Science and Humanities categories must come from 30000+ or above or from a course with a required pre-requisite in the same department - Credit Hours: 3.00
  • Humanities and/or Social Sciences outside the College of Agriculture - Credit Hours: 9.00

University Core Requirements


  • Human Cultures Humanities
  • Human Cultures Behavioral/Social Science
  • Information Literacy
  • Science #1
  • Science #2
  • Science, Technology, and Society
  • Written Communication
  • Oral Communication
  • Quantitative Reasoning

For a complete listing of course selectives, visit the Provost’s Website.

Prerequisite Information:


For current pre-requisites for courses, click here.


 

Program Requirements


14 Credits


16-17 Credits


15 Credits


16 Credits


15 Credits


Spring 3rd Year


16 Credits


14-15 Credits


Spring 4th Year


13 Credits


Notes


  • 2.0 GPA required for Bachelor of Science degree.
  • Consultation with an advisor may result in an altered plan customized for an individual student.

Foreign Language Courses


Foreign Language proficiency requirements vary by program. 

For acceptable languages and proficiency levels, see your advisor: American Sign Language, Arabic, Chinese, French, German, (ancient) Greek, Hebrew, Italian, Japanese, Latin, Portuguese, Russian, Spanish

Critical Course


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In alignment with the Degree Map Guidance for Indiana’s Public Colleges and Universities, published by the Commission for Higher Education (pursuant to HEA 1348-2013), a Critical Course is identified as “one that a student must be able to pass to persist and succeed in a particular major.  Students who want to be nurses, for example, should know that they are expected to be proficient in courses like biology in order to be successful.  These would be identified by the institutions for each degree program”. 

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