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2016-2017 University Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Insect Biology, BS


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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 and Supplemental Information

The full Program Requirements for 2016-17 Insect Biology  include all Supplemental Information and selective lists of those categories which a student must fulfill in order to earn their degree. These are intended to be printer-friendly, but include less descriptive course detail.

Please see below for program requirements and the necessary degree fulfillments.

120 credits required for graduation

 

Departmental/Program Major Courses (106 credits)


Major Selectives (6 credits)


  • ENTM Selective - Credit Hours: 3.00
  • ENTM Selective - Credit Hours: 3.00

Other Departmental /Program Course Requirements (82 credits)


Electives (14 credits)


  • Electives - Credit Hours: 14.00

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 or click here .

120 semester credits required for Bachelor of Science degree


2.0 GPA required for Bachelor of Science degree


College of Agriculture & University Level Requirements


  • 2.0 GPA required for Bachelor of Science degree
  • 32 Upper division credits taken from Purdue
  • 9 credits International Understanding
  • 3 credits Multicultural Awareness
  • 9 credits of Hum and/or Social Sciences outside the College of Agriculture

Program Requirements


16 Credits


14 Credits


Fall 2nd Year


14 Credits


16 Credits


14 Credits


Spring 3rd Year


16 Credits


Fall 4th Year


  • Entomology Selective - Credit Hours: 3.00
  • Humanities or Social Science Selective - Credit Hours: 3.00
  • Interdisciplinary Science Selective - Credit Hours: 3.00
  • Written or Oral Communication Selective - Credit Hours: 3.00
  • Elective - Credit Hours: 3.00

15 Credits


Spring 4th Year


  • ENTM 49300 - Capstone Experience In Entomology II
  • Humanities or Social Science Selective (30000+ level) - Credit Hours: 3.00
  • Interdisciplinary Science Selective - Credit Hours: 3.00
  • Philosophy, Logic or Critical Thinking Selective - Credit Hours: 3.00
  • Electives - Credit Hours: 5.00

15 Credits


Note


120 semester credits required for Bachelor of Science degree.

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


The ♦ course is considered critical. A Critical Course is one that a student must be able to pass to persist and succeed in a particular major.

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