Entomology Major

Entomology Major

Available at: Athens

Entomology is a flexible major that serves as an excellent base for an advanced degree in many other fields, like environmental health, public health and environmental engineering, and also satisfies admittance requirements for professional degree programs like medicine, veterinary medicine, dentistry, optometry and pharmacy. Students should acquire a basic knowledge of agricultural production principles and how insects influence crop production.

What does an Entomology major study?


View the required Entomology classes and available electives in the UGA Bulletin. You will determine the right courses to match your interests with assistance from your advisor.


To prepare for courses to earn an Entomology degree we recommend you:

  • Participate in traditional agricultural extracurricular activities, such as 4-H and FFA
  • Participate in available Scout organizations
  • Attend camp or participate as a camp counselor
  • Participate in science related pre-collegiate programs or youth leadership programs
  • Present research at the Science and Engineering Festival

What can an Entomology student do outside of class?

Hands-on learning

  • Labs in the classroom and in the field
  • Undergraduate research opportunities
  • Service learning course
    •  ENTO 3300S
  • Outreach programs
  • Internships with private companies, state and federal agencies, and nonprofit organizations
  • Study abroad opportunities

What jobs can I get with an Entomology degree?


Career Potential

  • Entomologist
  • Government Specialist
  • Integrated Pest Management
  • Horticulture Crop Entomologist
  • Public Health Specialist
  • Environmental Conservation
  • Veterinary/Professional School
  • K-12 Education
  • Informal Education (Museums/Nature Centers/Zoos)

Entry-Level Salary

$35,000 to $49,000

How do I pay for college?


Each year the College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences (CAES) awards scholarships to students enrolled in our majors.

Go to CAES Scholarships.

Financial Aid

To find out about deadlines and eligibility requirements, visit the University of Georgia Office of Student Financial Aid.

  • CAES Office of Academic Affairs
  • 102 Conner Hall
  • Athens, Georgia 30602
  • 706-542-1611

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