Online Programs and Courses in Entomology

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The following universities offer online distance-learning courses in entomology, and some offer programs which offer degrees. To learn more, contact the university entomology departments.

Iowa State University
Offers a number of online courses, including Introduction to Insects, Management of Insect Pests, and Insects and Society.

Michigan State University
Offers an online course in Forensic Entomology.

North Carolina State University
Offers several on-line courses in entomology, including Insects and People; An Introduction to the Honey Bee and Beekeeping; and General Entomology.

Oregon State University
Plans to offer courses in 2008. Also plans to offer a graduate certificate in entomology / IPM in 2008 or 2009.

Purdue University
Offers a non-credit online course on Pest Management Technology as part of a correspondence course series on pest management offered by the department. Other courses in the series are offered on demand as traditional correspondence courses and include: Food Plant Pest Management; Turfgrass Pest Management; Intermediate and Advanced-Level Urban and Industrial Integrated Pest Management; and Termites and Other Wood-Destroying Pests. For more information, go to their website. Purdue is also developing a “for-credit” online version of their Introduction to Forensic Science course for 2008.

Texas A&M University
Offers undergraduate and graduate level coursework at a distance for degree- and non-degree-seeking students interested in careers in agriculture and related businesses involving IPM.

University of Florida
Offers a number of undergraduate and graduate courses, as well as an off-campus Master of Science degree (normally non-thesis but these programs are available by arrangement) with concentrations in Entomology or Pest Management.

University of Georgia
Offers an online course in entomology for teachers.

University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Offers a course on Insect Resistance Management.

University of Massachusetts Amherst
Offers an online course on Insect Biology.

University of Minnesota
Offers a number of online integrated pest management related courses.

University of Nebraska – Lincoln
Offers a full-curriculum distance M.S. degree in entomology. The distance option emphasizes course work in entomology and flexibility in non-entomological training specific to individual student needs and interests.