Entomology: Insect Biology and Ecology, 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
Mathematical Functions and Their Uses (A)
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
or CHEM 1215 Chemical Principles I (LN)
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)8
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: 33
Oral Communications in Agricultural Sciences & Natural Resources (S)
Introduction to Speech Communication (S)
Elements of Persuasion (S)
Hours Subtotal19
Major Requirements
With approval from the advisor and the department head, a maximum of 30 hours of science courses from an accredited doctoral health program may be substituted for major requirements other than the ENTO core courses of eight hours.
Core Courses
Select 8 hours of the following:8
Insect Morphology and Physiology
Insect Biology and Classification
Additional Entomology
ENTO 4800Entomology Practicum3
Any entomology or plant pathology course not taken as a core course12
Related Courses
Select one of the following:3
General Genetics
Plant Genetics and Biotechnology
Animal Genetics
Select one of the following:3
General Ecology
Ecology Of Invasive Species
CHEM 1225Chemical Principles II (LN) 15
or CHEM 1515 Chemistry II (LN)
Select one of the following:3
Survey of Biochemistry
Organic Chemistry I
Select 24 hours of the following:24
Chemistry and Applications of Biomolecules
Survey of Biochemistry
Animal Biology
Insects and Society (N)
Insects in Global Public Health (N)
Livestock Entomology
ENTO 3021
Postharvest, Structural, and Urban Arthropod Pests
ENTO 3331
Insect Pests of Agronomic Crops
Horticultural Insects
Insects in Forest Ecosystems
Entomology for Educators
ENTO 3663
Turfgrass Integrated Pest Management
Ecological Methodology
Special Topics
Aquatic Entomology
Insect Behavior and Chemical Ecology
Medical and Veterinary Entomology
ENTO 4923
Applications of Biotechnology in Pest Management
Turf Management
Plant Propagation
Ecology of Natural Resources
Natural Resource Biometrics
Forest Resource Field Studies
Principles of Rangeland Management
Plant Biology (LN)
Plant Physiology
Applied Plant Science
Plant Genetics and Biotechnology
Advanced Weed Science
Plant-Environment Interactions
Plant Breeding
Principles of Plant Pathology
Introduction to Microbiology
and Introduction to Microbiology Laboratory
Precision Agriculture
Environmental Soil Science
Environmental Soil Chemistry
Animal Biology
Invertebrate Zoology
General Parasitology
Business Calculus (A)
Calculus I (A)
Calculus II (A)
Organic Chemistry II
and Organic Chemistry Laboratory
College Physics I (LN)
College Physics II (LN)
SAS Programming
Statistical Methods I (A)
Statistical Methods II
Applied Regression Analysis
Foreign Language: Up to 10 credit hours of upper division foreign language may be substituted
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.


If used as (S) course above, hours in this block 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.