Insect Biology

College of Agriculture

Insect Biology (a.k.a Entomology) is the science of insects and related organisms. Insect biologiest protect human and animal health, food, and property, and natural environments by better understanding the biology and ecology of insects. They 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 and interests are as diverse as the insects they work on.

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Plan of Study


Transfer GPA and Course Requirements

Purdue admits to individual majors. Many majors require that applicants have completed specific coursework, and all have a suggested minimum GPA. The criteria for this major are listed below. Students who meet or exceed these criteria are the most competitive candidates for admission. Before applying, review the closed programs page to confirm your desired major is open to transfer students.

Minimum GPA: 2.5


Contact Information

Phone: 765-494-4554


Related Career Interests

Environment and Ecology

Science and Research