Graduate Programs in Entomology

Students at Luther College interested in a career in insect biology pursue a well-rounded biology major that provides an extremely strong foundation for future graduate study in entomology. Luther students entering graduate programs in entomology are very competitive. While at Luther, students can be involved in entomological research (either at Luther or elsewhere) obtaining important undergraduate research experiences, and take introductory entomology with an emphasis on insect diversity, taxonomy, and ecology, and scientific writing.

Recommended courses for graduate school in entomology:

  • Bio 251: Entomology
  • Bio 248: Genetics
  • Bio 255: Physiology
  • Bio 256: BioStatistics
  • Bio 365: Ecology
  • Chem 241: Organic Chem I

Other suggested courses:

  • Math 151 & 152: Calculus
  • Bio 243: Microbiology
  • ENVS 175: Introduction to GIS
  • Bio 252: Botany
  • Chem 242: Organic Chemistry II
  • Bio 354: Evolutionary Biology
  • Chem 301: Biochemistry
  • Physics: 121 & 122

Graduate programs in entomology Luther students have attended include:

  • Cornell University
  • Iowa State University
  • University of Minnesota
  • University of Wisconsin-Madison
  • Montana State University
  • Michigan State University
  • Ohio State University
  • Kansas State University
  • University of Mississippi