Office: 102C Fernald
Chair of Department: Professor David Ferro. Professors Clark, Elkinton, Prokopy, Stoffolano, Yin; Associate Professors Averill, Burand, Vittum; Assistant Professor Porter; Extension Professor Van Driesche; Instructor Childs; Adjunct/Associate Faculty: Brainerd, Coli, Higgins, Hollingsworth, Jakob, Johnson, Kunkel, Lee, Nordin, Schwartz, Stuart.
Entomology is the biological science dealing with insects and allied arthropods, the most abundant and varied group of animals on earth. Insects directly or indirectly affect our health and well-being, as well as our crops, livestock, and property. The food production, distribution, and storage aspects of our nation's agriculture depend upon entomologists to manage insect pests.
Students interested in the area of Entomology are encouraged to consider the Integrated Pest Management concentration in the Environmental Sciences program or a Bachelor's Degree with Individual Concentration (BDIC) major. For further information, contact Professor Burand, tel. (413) 545-3629.
Students in other biological sciences may wish to develop entomological strengths useful to their majors. To minor in entomology a student must take ENT 526 Insect Biology, at least one of the departmental courses in basic entomology (Group A under the list of courses) and at least one of the six courses in applied entomology (Group B) for a minimum of 15 entomology credits.
(BIOTCH) 385 Introductory Biotechnology Laboratory
511 Insect Behavior
585 Toxicology of Insecticides
655 Insect Classification
657 Insect Structures and Function
683 Insect Ecology
690 Molecular Entomology
690A Insect Evolution and Principles of Systematics
523 Biological Control
533 Animal Parasitology
572 Forest and Shade Tree Insects
574 Medical Entomology
576 Aquatic Invertebrates
581 Integrated Pest Management
592 Chemicals and the Environment
The department also offers courses in the Stockbridge School which is a two-year Associate of Science degree program in the College of Food and Natural Resources. Stockbridge programs are detailed at the end of this section.