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