Entomology: Pre-Veterinary and Pre-Medical, 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)
MATH 1513College Algebra (A) 13
or MATH 2103 Business Calculus (A)
Humanities (H)
Courses designated (H)6
Natural Sciences (N)
Must include one Laboratory Science (L) course
CHEM 1314Chemistry I (LN) 14
CHEM 1515Chemistry II (LN) 15
Select four hours from the following:4
Introductory Biology (N)
and Introductory Biology Laboratory (LN) 1
Introductory Biology (LN) 1
Social & Behavioral Sciences (S)
SPCH 2713Introduction to Speech Communication (S) 13
or SPCH 3733 Elements of Persuasion (S)
General Education
Any course designated (A), (H), (N), or (S)3
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
PHYS 1114
PHYS 1214
College Physics I (LN)
and College Physics II (LN)
STAT 2013Elementary Statistics (A)3
or STAT 2023 Elementary Statistics for Business and Economics (A)
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
Hours Subtotal24
Major Requirements
Core ENTO Courses
ENTO 3003Livestock Entomology3
ENTO 3044Insect Morphology and Physiology4
ENTO 4464Insect Biology and Classification4
ENTO 4854Medical and Veterinary Entomology4
ENTO 4800Entomology Practicum (3 Hours)3
Additional Core Courses
MICR 2123
MICR 2132
Introduction to Microbiology
and Introduction to Microbiology Laboratory
BIOL 1604Animal Biology4
or BIOL 3204 Physiology
Select one of the following:5
Survey of Organic Chemistry
and Survey of Organic Chemistry Laboratory
Organic Chemistry I
and Organic Chemistry II
and Organic Chemistry Laboratory
BIOC 3653Survey of Biochemistry3
Select one of the following:3
Animal Genetics (Vet)
Principles of Animal Nutrition
General Genetics (Med)
Related Courses
Select Alternative 1 or Alternative 218
Hours Subtotal56
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.


Alternative 1

Complete the first 2 semesters in a College of Veterinary Medicine or Medical School

Alternative 2

Select 18 hours of the following:18
Principles of Animal Nutrition
Applications of Biotechnology in Animal Science
General Genetics
Horticultural Insects
Insects in Forest Ecosystems
Insect Behavior and Chemical Ecology
Entomology Practicum (3 hours)
Cell and Molecular Biology
Calculus I (A)
Calculus II (A)
Calculus III
Introductory Psychology (S)
Introductory Sociology (S)
Vertebrate Zoology
Human Anatomy
General Parasitology
Conservation Genetics
Mammalian Physiology
Environmental Physiology
Behavioral Neuroendocrinology

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.