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The department offers graduate work leading to the Master of Science and Doctor of Philosophy in entomology and an affiliated graduate option in water resources. Department faculty have active programs in insect ecology (biological control, population biology and plant-insect interactions), systematics (taxonomy, phylogeny and evolution) and pest management (biological control, biometrics and sampling, and pest management on humans, livestock, crops and rangeland).

Admission requirements

Program Specific Degree Requirements

Plan A (thesis)

The master of science degree normally is offered under Plan A which requires at least the university minimum degree requirements and an oral examination.

Plan B (non-thesis)

Requires 30 hours of graduate credit to include 9 hours of required courses, 11 hours of required electives, and 10 hours of other electives.

Plan B project - follows format of Plan A thesis.

A Plan B master of science will be a terminal degree program in the Ecosystem Science and Management. Students completing this option will not qualify for a subsequent Ph.D. program in Ecosystem Science and Management at the University of Wyoming.

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Program content

  • Insect Biology
  • Pesticide Safety and Application
  • Insect Ecology
  • Aquatic Entomology
  • Insect Anatomy/Physiology
  • Classification of Insects
  • Problems in Entomology
  • Insect Evolution
  • Insect Behavior
  • Statistical Methods for the Agricultural and Natural Resource Sciences
  • Applied Insect Ecology
  • Insects for Teachers: Collection and Identification of Insects
  • Insects in the Classroom: Insects and Their Ways
  • Insect Physiology
  • Topics in Entomology
  • Research in Entomology
  • Senior/Graduate Seminar
  • Practicum in College Teaching
  • Continuing Registration: On Campus
  • Continuing Registration: Off Campus

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The University of Wyoming is located in the safe and inviting college town of Laramie, Wyoming. Laramie is a community located about two hours north of the large, metropolitan city of Denver, Colorado. Laramie is nestled in a valley at...

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University of Wyoming

1000E University Avenue
82071 Laramie

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