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Agricultural Biology Major

Entomology Concentration

Solve the world’s most difficult problems affecting food production and environmental conservation

Work with world-class faculty learning how to help solve the most difficult problems we face today in food production and environmental conservation.

The Agricultural Biology degree program offers an opportunity to learn how ecosystems function and how to protect them. You will share this experience with a cohort of students who will become your teammates in strengthening the ecosystems that we all depend on for food, fiber and ecosystem services.

The concentration in entomology focuses on the basic and applied science of insects and other arthropods such as ticks and mites. Students aid in building a more sustainable food system while improving and protecting the environment.


  •  Skills and knowledge to solve problems related to plants, insects and microbes in natural and managed ecosystems

  • An understanding of social, economic and biophysical aspects of the management of biological problems in natural and managed ecosystems

  • How to describe, assess, analyze and synthesize what you learn in your coursework to create solutions for pests and beneficial species in natural and managed ecosystems

  • How to promote and practice inclusion to form effective teams that solve complex problems in natural and managed ecosystems

  • Effective communication with diverse audiences about sustainable pest and pathogen management in natural and managed ecosystems

Where You’ll Find Us

Bug zoo.

Bug Zoo and Community Outreach

Volunteer with this traveling exhibit to introduce K-12 students to 30+ species of arachnids, insects and other arthropods.

Teaching at ARDEC.

Agricultural Research & Development Center

Work directly with crops and livestock at this research and teaching complex — one of nine around the state.

Aerial view of almost completed construction site for three story academic building on CSU campus

Nutrien Building

Our Agricultural Biology Programs will return to the Nutrien Building when it opens the spring of 2022.

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  • Agriculture
  • Biology
  • Entomology
  • Plants
  • Weeds
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Career Opportunities

  • Agricultural Biologist & Engineer
  • Agricultural Science Research Technician
  • Biologist
  • Enrollment in Graduate and Professional Schools
  • Research Biologist
  • Research Entomologist
  • State and Federal Government Agencies.
  • State or National Parks
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Department Advisor

Chris Amerman

For more information, contact Chris Amerman, Academic Success Coordinator for the Agricultural Biology Undergraduate Major.