Academic Programs

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Lisa Silberman

The Department of Entomology offers a Bachelor of Science (BS) in Insect Science, a Master's Degree in Entomology and a Ph.D. in Entomology. The department offers a strong curriculum and provides numerous professional opportunities for its students.

Undergraduate Program

The field of insect science encompasses the agricultural, biological, and environmental sciences related to insects and their interactions with humans and other organisms. Entomologists protect animals, humans, forests and crops from harmful insects. They also discover new species and study insects to better understand their beneficial role in nature, such as pollinators.

Insect Science Major & Minor

Graduate Programs

As a graduate student in our program, you will work closely with internationally recognized faculty. The department has research sites across Nebraska and collaborative relationships with both domestic and international scientists and educators.

M.S. & Ph.D. in Entomology

Contact Information

For more information on educational programs in the Department of Entomology, contact:

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Undergraduate Programs

Dr. Louise Lynch-O'Brien
Insect Science Program Coordinator
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Tom Weissling

Graduate Programs

Dr. Tom Weissling
Graduate Chair
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Distance Education Programs

Erin Bauer
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The University of Nebraska-Lincoln is located in a vibrant and safe city of nearly 300,000 people that has the cultural and entertainment benefits of a larger city, with the feel of a friendly Midwestern community.

Beyond the city, students enjoy the rolling Great Plains, prairies, streams, rivers, wetlands, and forests of Lincoln and Nebraska. Nebraska has unique ecosystems that students get to study in their own backyard. If you love the great outdoors, Nebraska is the place for you.

The city of Lincoln has much to offer!  Campus is located near the state capitol, several museums, and movie theaters. UNL's East Campus (pictured left) hosts many departments related to agriculture, natural resources, and human sciences. 

The newly renovated historic Haymarket district boasts coffee shops with character, one of Lincoln’s many microbreweries, an ethnically diverse array of restaurant cuisines, antique stores, a Farmer’s Market and the Railyard Entertainment District

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