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Blend undergraduate research with courses in genetics, ecology and insect pathology.

Entomology – Minor

The Entomology minor at Montana State allows students to tailor their undergraduate studies, working with some of the most prominent entomologists in the West and exploring modern solutions to 21st century insect-health problems. The program supplements an undergraduate degree with courses taught by nationally-recognized entomologists with a variety of specialties and an emphasis on undergraduate research.



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Comprehensive Knowledge
Courses for the entomology minor come from pest management, genetics, ecology and wildlife management, among others.      

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University of the Yellowstone
Conduct research that aligns with your interests in the varied ecosystems of Montana with Yellowstone National Park just an hour from campus.

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Make an Immediate Impact
Entomology students conduct research and produce publications within their undergraduate careers.



Career Resources

Within their first year of graduation, more than 96% of Montana State graduates are employed, continuing their education or not seeking employment, and career guidance website Zippia consistently ranks MSU as the #1 school in the state where alumni are most likely to land jobs.

Career Coaching & Professional Skills Studio

Professional career coaches help students with their career exploration, employer networking opportunities and job or internship searches. They also critique resumes and help students practice job interviews. Additionally, the Allen Yarnell Center for Student Success offers free workshops for students to develop the professional communication and collaboration skills that are highly sought after by employers.



Entomology students at Montana State University go into careers such as:

  • Ecosystem Management
  • Integrated Pest Management
  • Land Rehabilitation
  • Plant and Insect Pathology
  • Precision Agriculture

To explore more career possibilities, the Allen Yarnell Center for Student Success has a variety of tools available, including self-assessment and working with career coaches.