Students in this major will learn broadly about insects and their relationship to humans, the environment and other organisms. Students gain a strong scientific foundation in entomology, biology, chemistry, mathematics, ecology and biotechnology, coupled with field experiences and lab work, which provides students with practical skills, needed for research or industry careers.
Our insect collection is one of the top 10 university-based insect collections in the nation.
We’re committed to providing students opportunities to get a well-rounded education that prepares them to become leaders in their professions and in their communities. That means a focus on service as well as academics, and experience tackling real-world problems alongside some of the world’s top professors.
Applications for the B.S. Entomology degree are processed through the main admissions portal at Texas A&M University. Choose your path below to learn more about the admissions process and requirements.
Entomology Program Details
- Degree: B.S. in Entomology
- Credit Hours: 120 total credit hours
- View program requirements in the Undergraduate Catalog
- View course descriptions in the Undergraduate Catalog
- Undergraduate Honors Program
Internships and Research Opportunities
The B.S. Entomology program provides students with the opportunity to participate in an internship and research project for course credit. These experiences provide students with dedicated, hands-on experience that will provide them with skills sought after by employers in the workforce.
Certain requirements must be met in order to receive credit. Students must follow the guidelines below and work with their advisor to pursue an internship or research project.
Career Options in Entomology
The depth of training you receive will prepare students to find employment with competitive entomology, public health and pest control companies and firms outside of the agriculture sector. Recent companies that have hired our students included Syngenta, Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service, United States Department of Agriculture and Texas A&M University. Students can also explore other careers in this major through the Texas A&M Career Center.
|Job Title||Description||Average Salary|
|Researcher||Generate leads, qualify prospects and build relationships by recommending agronomic solutions and selling value added products.||$65,000|
|Extension Program Specialist||Work with clients to prepare their application for a loan, compile, organize and review financial documents.||$45,000|
|Research Assistant||Monitor and forecast marketing and sales trends in a particular industry. |
Conduct research and collect data relating to consumer preference, buying behavior or performance on a good or service.
|Research Scientist||Purchase and sell grain as a commodity, often working as a third party to coordinate logistics involved with buying direct from producers to sell direct to exporters, processors end users or other merchandisers.||$55,000|
|Production Associate||Participate in warehouse and field operations such as planting, detasseling, field inspections, mapping, harvest, packaging and distribution.||$50,000|
Entomology Program News
Pollinating the next generation of new honeybee scientists
Alex Payne, a current doctoral candidate within Texas A&M University’s Department of Entomology, didn’t always know she wanted to research honeybees. However, working in the Texas A&M Honey Bee Lab put her on a buzzing journey that would not only require her to focus on current honeybee concerns but also on research from influential Aggies before her.