The bioforensics option connects the science of entomology to the legal field.
You will learn about the investigation of insect pests in urban settings, contamination
of food, and the use of insects to solve potential crimes. You can gain admission
to graduate school or work as a technician helping with quality or pest control.
Entomology students have access to Insect Adventure, one of the largest interactive
live arthropod exhibits in the country. You will have the opportunity to work at Insect
Adventure on public engagement or with faculty-guided research projects in forensics,
medical/veterinary sciences, molecular, ecology, conservation, stored products and
OSU is one of only 16 universities in the nation with an entomology major and has
the largest enrollment.
The Department of Entomology and Plant Pathology offers hands-on opportunities, interactive
learning, laboratory rotations and summer employment within the department, so you’ll
be ready for nearly any entomological career, with practical experience. Graduates
have gone on to successfully complete veterinary school, medical school, law school,
graduate school, military service or have begun their own businesses.
Incoming entomology students receive a scholarship from the department. Based on academic
progress and GPA, the scholarship renews each semester.