Entomology: Bio-Forensics, BSAG

Requirements for Students Matriculating in or before Academic Year 2023-2024. Learn more about University Academic Regulation 3.1.

Minimum Overall Grade Point Average: 2.00
Total Hours: 120

General Education Requirements
English Composition
See Academic Regulation 3.5
ENGL 1113Composition I3
or ENGL 1313 Critical Analysis and Writing I
Select one of the following:3
Composition II
Critical Analysis and Writing II
Technical Writing
American History & Government
Select one of the following:3
Survey of American History
American History to 1865 (H)
American History Since 1865 (DH)
POLS 1113American Government3
Analytical & Quantitative Thought (A)
Select one of the following:3
College Algebra (A) 1
Trigonometry (A) 1
Business Calculus (A) 1
Humanities (H)
Courses designated (H)6
Natural Sciences (N)
Must include one Laboratory Science (L) course
CHEM 1314Chemistry I (LN) 14
Select four hours from the following:4
Introductory Biology (N)
and Introductory Biology Laboratory (LN) 1
Introductory Biology (LN) 1
Social & Behavioral Sciences (S)
Course designated (S)3
Additional General Education
Courses designated (A), (H), (N), or (S) 18
Hours Subtotal40
Diversity (D) & International Dimension (I)
May be completed in any part of the degree plan
Select at least one Diversity (D) course
Select at least one International Dimension (I) course
College/Departmental Requirements
Agricultural Sciences and Natural Resources
Ferguson College of Agriculture course cannot be used here and as an (N)
AG 1011First Year Seminar1
AGEC 1113Introduction to Agricultural Economics (S)3
ENTO 2993Introduction to Entomology (LN)3
STAT 2013Elementary Statistics (A)3
Select one of the following:3
Introduction to the Animal Sciences
Chemistry and Applications of Biomolecules
Elements of Environmental Science (N)
Fundamentals of Food Science
Principles of Horticultural Science (LN)
Introduction to Landscape Architecture
Introduction to Natural History (LN)
Elements of Forestry
Ecology of Natural Resources
Introduction to Plant and Soil Systems
Fundamentals of Soil Science (N)
Written and Oral Communications
Select one of the following:3
Written Communications in Agricultural Sciences and Natural Resources
Written Communication
Business Communication for International Students
Technical Writing 2
Select one of the following:3
Oral Communications in Agricultural Sciences & Natural Resources (S)
Introduction to Speech Communication (S)
Elements of Persuasion (S)
Hours Subtotal19
Major Requirements
Core Courses
Select two of the following:8
Insect Morphology and Physiology
Insect Biology and Classification
Medical and Veterinary Entomology
Additional Core Courses
ENTO 4573Introduction to Forensic Entomology3
SOC 4333Criminology (S)3
SOC 4743Criminalistics: Introduction to Forensic Sciences3
Additional Entomology
ENPP 2143Global Agricultural Biosecurity and Forensics3
ENTO 4800Entomology Practicum3
Related Courses
Select one of the following:3
General Genetics
Plant Genetics and Biotechnology
Animal Genetics
CHEM 1515Chemistry II (LN)5
Organic Chemistry (5 upper division hours)5
BIOC 3653Survey of Biochemistry3
Lab Courses:
CHEM 2113Principles of Analytical Chemistry3
CHEM 2122Quantitative Analysis Laboratory2
BIOC 3723Biochemistry and Molecular Biology Laboratory3
Additional Biological Courses
Select 7 hours of the following:7
Introduction to Microbiology
and Introduction to Microbiology Laboratory
Cell and Molecular Biology
Advanced Cell and Molecular Biology
Concepts in Medical Genetics
Microbial Genetics: from Genes to Genomes
Cellular Energy Metabolism
Mammalian Physiology
Behavioral Neuroendocrinology
Organismal Ecotoxicology (OR)
Upper level entomology, plant pathology, biological sciences, forensic sciences courses not taken for credit in other categories.
Additional Math and Science
Select 7 hours of the following:7
Calculus I (A)
Calculus II (A)
Plant Biology (LN)
Organic Chemistry II
College Physics I (LN)
College Physics II (LN)
SAS Programming
Statistical Methods I (A)
Statistical Methods II
Animal Biology
Evolution (OR)
Other math and science courses not taken for credit in other categories
Foreign Language
Up to 10 credit hours of upper division foreign language may be substituted for Additional Natural Resources or Biological Sciences
Hours Subtotal61
Select 0 hours or hours to complete required total for degree0
Total Hours120

College & Departmental requirements that may be used to meet General Education requirements.


If ENGL 3323 Technical Writing is substituted for ENGL 1213 Composition II above; hours in this block are reduced by 3.

Other Requirements

  • A minimum of 40 semester credit hours and 100 grade points must be earned in courses numbered 3000 or above.
  • A 2.00 GPA or higher in upper-division hours.

Additional State/OSU Requirements

  • At least: 60 hours at a four-year institution; 30 hours completed at OSU; 15 of the final 30 or 50% of the upper-division hours in the major field completed at OSU.
  • Limit of: one-half of major course requirements as transfer work; one-fourth of hours earned by correspondence; 8 transfer correspondence hours.
  • Students will be held responsible for degree requirements in effect at the time of matriculation and any changes that are made, so long as these changes do not result in semester credit hours being added or do not delay graduation.
  • Degrees that follow this plan must be completed by the end of Summer 2029.