students using sweep nets to collect insects in field (C. Sorenson - NCSU)


As one of the largest departments of its kind, we offer a hands-on, results-driven educational experience rooted in personalized research and supported by dedicated faculty members.

Our Programs


Extend your knowledge and conduct innovative research in an inclusive environment.

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We offer a variety of undergraduate courses if you’re considering a minor in entomology or plant pathology, or need to fulfill a course requirement in your major.

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Our Students Are...


Whether presenting their research at symposiums or working on hands and knees in the field, our students actively seek to enrich environments and improve health.


From helping farmers grow healthy crops to specializing on food and energy security, entomology and plant pathology students are committed to making a difference in local and global communities.

Steven Reyna and Jing Jin with the Dean of the Graduate School, Dr. Peter Harries after receiving Teaching Awards

In Demand

Graduates are well-positioned to secure meaningful work in a variety of fields, including academia, private industry or public agencies.