Graduation Requirements for the Major in Entomology (370)

To complete a Bachelor's degree program at SEBS a student must complete a minimum of 128 credits with a cumulative grade-point average of 2.0 or better. 
Students matriculated prior to the Fall Semester of 2015 must complete a 60 credit SEBS core and at least 68 credits of major requirements and electives as described in Curriculum I.

Credit totals of the revised core curriculum vary since some core courses may fulfill multiple SEBS learning goals or fulfill entomology major requirements. First-year students matriculated during or after the Fall of 2015 and transfer students matriculated during or after 2016 must complete a goal-based Core Curriculum of 59-65 credits, major requirements, and electives for a total of at least 128 credits as indicated in Curriculum II.

Rutgers SEBS Entomology Curriculum I

I. School Mission: Interdisciplinary Critical Analysis (3 credits)

One 3-credit Junior/Senior Colloquium (See the Degree Requirements chapter for a description of this requirement.)

II. Introductory Life and Physical Sciences (27 credits)

A. Life Sciences (10 credits)

  • 01:119:115-116 and 117 General Biology and Lab (4,4,2)

B. Physical Sciences (17 credits)

  • 01:160:161-162 and 171 General Chemistry and Lab (4,4,1)
  • 01:750:193-194 Physics for the Sciences

III. Humanities and the Arts (6 credits)

See suggested courses in the Degree Requirements chapter.

IV. Multicultural and International Studies (6 credits)

See suggested courses in the Degree Requirements chapter.

V. Human Behavior, Economic Systems, and Political Processes (9 credits)

See suggested courses in the Degree Requirements chapter.

VI. Oral and Written Communication (6 credits)

  • 01:355:101 Expository Writing (3) or
  • 01:355:103 Expository Writing & Argument(3)
  • and
  • 01:355:302 Scientific and Technical Writing (3) or
  • 01:355:312 Writing for Biology and Natural Science (3) or
  • 01:355:342 Science Writing (3)

VII. Experience-Based Education (no more than 3 credits)

All students are required to obtain practical experience in an area of entomology. Students can complete this requirement in either of two ways. They can demonstrate appropriate employment or volunteer service with a public agency, private industry, or nonprofit organization. Or they can, with their adviser's permission, fulfill the requirement by research or field experience in suitable courses such as:

  • 11:015:497,498 George H. Cook Scholars Program (BA,BA)
  • 11:307:493,494 Research Problems in Entomology (BA,BA)
  • 11:902:___ Student to Professional Internship Network (SPIN) (3 or 6)

To receive credit for satisfying this requirement, students must, before starting their work experience, discuss their proposed course/outside work with their adviser.

VIII. Competence in Entomology (62 credits)

Required Courses (7–8 credits)

  • 01:640:135, 136 CALC1 (4,4) or equivalent, and
  • 01:640:136 CALC II (4) or
  • 01:960:211 Statistics (3)

Required Major Requirements (14 credits)

  • 11:370:350 Agricultural Entomology & Pest Management (3)
  • 11:370:381 Insect Biology (4)
  • 11:370:409 Insect Classification (4)
  • 11:370:495, 496 Undergraduate Seminar in Entomology (3)

Courses determined in consultation with advisor (37 Credits)

At least 3 from (9-12 credits)
  • 11:370:308 Apiculture (3)
  • 11:370:352 Toxicology of Pesticides (3)
  • 11:370:401 Case Studies in Vector Borne Disease (3)
  • 11:370:402 Aquatic Entomology (4)
  • 11:370:403 Insect Structure & Function (4)
  • 11:370:404 Insect Structure & Function (4)<
  • 11:370:406 Medical & Veterinary Entomology (3)
  • 11:370:430 Urban Entomology (3)
  • 11:370:414 Forensic Entomology (3)
  • 11:370:415 Decomposition Ecology (3)
  • 11:370:xxx Field Entomology New Course (4)
At least 2 from (7–8 credits):
  • 01:160:209 Elementary Organic Chemistry (4)
  • 01:447:380 Genetics (4)
  • 01:694:301 Introductory Biochemistry and Molecular Biology (3)
  • 11:115:301 Introductory Biochemistry (3) or
  • 11:115:403 Biochemistry (4)
  • 11:115:404 Biochemistry (4)<
  • 11:776:305 Plant Genetics (4)
At least 2 from (4–6 credits):
  • 11:372:374 Plant Biosecurity Issues and Technologies 11:776:405 (3)
  • 11:573:232 Fundamentals of Environmental Geomatics (3)
  • 11:573:233 Fundamentals of Environmental Geomatics Lab (1)
  • 11:776:407 Fundamentals of Risk Analysis (1)
At least 2 from (6–8 credits):
  • 11:704:351 Principles of Ecology (4)
  • 11:776:302 General Plant Pathology (3)
  • 11:776:402 Principles of Weed Science (3)
  • 11:776:408 Turfgrass Pest Science (4)

IX. Unspecified Electives (6+ credits)

See suggested courses in the Degree Requirements chapter.

Rutgers SEBS Entomology Curriculum II
SEBS CORE (I – IX; 59-65 credits)
I. 21st Century Challenges (3 credits) https://sebs.rutgers.edu/core/21st-century-challenges.html

  • Suggested Course: 11:373:101 Economics, People and Environment

II. Experience-Based Education (3 credits)


All students are required to obtain practical experience in an area of entomology. Students can demonstrate appropriate employment or volunteer service with a public agency, private industry, nonprofit organization or fulfill the requirement by research or field experience in suitable courses. Before starting an experience-based course students must get the approval of their adviser. Possible courses include:
  • 11:370:493, 494 Research Problems in Entomology
  • 11:015:497, 498 George H. Cook Scholars Program
  • 11:902:SPIN Student to Professional Internship Network

III. Natural Sciences (25 credits) https://sebs.rutgers.edu/core/natural-sciences.html

A. Life Sciences (10 credits)

  • 01:119:115-116, 117 General Biology and Lab (4,4,2)

B. Physical Sciences (15 credits)

  • 01:160:161-162, 171 General Chemistry and Lab (3,3,1)
  • 01:750:193-194 Physics for the Sciences (4,4)

IV. Historical Analysis (3 credits) https://sebs.rutgers.edu/core/historical-analysis.html

  • Suggested Course: 01:070:102 Introduction to Human Evolution

V. Social Analysis (9 credits) https://sebs.rutgers.edu/core/social-analysis.html

  • Suggested Course: 11:373:362 Natural Resource Economics
  • Suggested Course: 11:372:202 Environmental Issues in the USA
  • Suggested Course: 11:373:101 Economics, People and Environment*
*also counted as a 21st Century Challenge.


VI. Arts and the Humanities (6 credits) https://sebs.rutgers.edu/core/arts-and-humanities.html

  • Suggested Course: 01:190:101 Word Power;
  • Suggested Course: 01:730:103 Intro to Philosophy

VII. Writing and Communication (6 credits) https://sebs.rutgers.edu/core/writing-and-communication.html

  • 01:355:101 Expository Writing (3)
  • Suggested Course: 01:355:302 Scientific and Technical Writing (3)

VIII. Quantitative and Formal Reasoning (7credits) https://sebs.rutgers.edu/core/quantitative-and-formal-reasoning.html

  • 01:640:135 Calculus I (4)
  • Suggested Course: 01:960:211 Statistics I (3)

IX. Information Technology & Research (3) https://sebs.rutgers.edu/core/information-technology-and-research.html

  • Suggested Course: 01:960:211 Statistics I (3)*

*also counted as a Quantitative and Formal Reasoning course.


SEBS ENTOMOLOGY and ELECTIVES (X - XI)

 

X. Competence in Entomology (46+ credits) http://entomology.rutgers.edu/undergraduate/graduation-requirements.html

A. Required Major Courses (14 credits)

  • 11:370:350 Agricultural Entomology & Pest Management (3)
  • 11:370:381 Insect Biology (4)
  • 11:370:409 Insect Classification (4)
  • 11:370:495, 496 Undergraduate Seminar in Entomology (3)

B. Courses determined in consultation with advisor (32+ credits)

At least 5 (15+ credits)

  • 11:370:308 Apiculture (3)
  • 11:370:352 Toxicology of Pesticides (3)
  • 11:370:401 Case Studies in Vector Borne Disease (3)
  • 11:370:402 Aquatic Entomology (4)
  • 11:370:403 Insect Structure & Function 1 (4)
  • 11:370:404 Insect Structure & Function 2 (4)
  • 11:370:406 Medical & Veterinary Entomology (3)
  • 11:370:430 Urban Entomology (3)
  • 11:370:414 Forensic Entomology (3)
  • 11:370:415 Decomposition Ecology (3)
  • 11:370:439 Pesticide Impacts on Human and Environmental Health (3)

Students contemplating careers in agriculture or the environment should consider 370: 308, 352, 402, 403, and 439; and students considering public health, private business, or extension should consider 370: 401, 402, 406, 430, and 439.   


At least 2 from (7–8 credits):

  • 01:160:209 Elementary Organic Chemistry (4)
  • 01:447:380 Genetics (4)
  • 01:694:301 Introductory Biochemistry and Molecular Biology (3)
  • 11:115:301 Introductory Biochemistry (3) or
  • 11:115:403 Biochemistry (4)
  • 11:115:404 Biochemistry (4)
  • 11:776:305 Plant Genetics (4)

At least 2 from (4–6 credits):

  • 11:372:374 Plant Biosecurity Issues and Technologies 11:776:405 (3)
  • 11:573:232 Fundamentals of Environmental Geomatics (3)
  • 11:573:233 Fundamentals of Environmental Geomatics Lab (1)
  • 11:776:407 Fundamentals of Risk Analysis (1)

At least 2 from (6–8 credits):

  • 11:704:351 Principles of Ecology (4)
  • 11:776:302 General Plant Pathology (3)
  • 11:776:402 Principles of Weed Science (3)
  • 11:776:408 Turfgrass Pest Science (4)

XI. Approved Electives (8+ credits)

  • 01:460:101 Introductory Geology (4)
  • 11:216:272 Dendrology (4)
  • 11:216:302 Parasite Ecology (4)
  • 11:216:317 Conservation Ecology (3)
  • 11:216:323 Ornithology (4)
  • 11:216:324 Invertebrate Zoology (4)
  • 11:216:325 Vertebrate Zoology (4)
  • 11:216:332 Plant Ecology (4)
  • 11:216:335 Limnology (4)
  • 11:216:371 Introduction to Remote Sensing Image Analysis (3)
  • 11:216:411 Plant Diversity and Evolution (3)
  • 11:216:416 Environmental Education (3)
  • 11:216:421 Wetland Ecology (3)
  • 11:216:441 Animal Behavior (3)
  • 11:216:464 Wildlife Ecology and Conservation (3)
  • 11:375:407 Environmental Toxicology (3)
  • 11:670:202 Elements of Climatology (3)
  • 11:776:210 Principles of Botany (4)