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Entomology emphasizes the structure, physiology, behavior, development, ecology, classification, and management of insects. Wildlife ecology broadly includes the biology and ecology of all species and their conservation. Wildlife conservation is the broad effort to perpetuate free-living, breeding populations of species in their native habitats. The department views all non-domesticated species as wildlife. Ecology is a multidisciplinary science that incorporates sciences like geology, botany, microbiology, and organismal biology.
The Department offers three undergraduate majors. Students can focus their biological interest on insects in the Entomology major. This program requires basic sciences as well as specialty courses on insects. Flexibility in course selection permits students to emphasize pest management or insect biology. The Wildlife Conservation major is for students with interests in the biological aspects of environmental science, e.g., conservation, wildlife biology, or ecology. It requires basic sciences, specialty courses in vertebrates, insects, plants, and conservation and other supporting areas. The curriculum's flexibility accommodates career goals ranging from research to nature education, conservation advocacy and wildlife management. Meeting the requirements for the Wildlife Conservation major should provide the student with the minimum educational requirements for certification as an Associate Wildlife Biologist by The Wildlife Society, a professional society. The Ecology major learn principles and relationships between all these sciences, including: 1. The movement of materials and energy through living communities, including the basic understanding of life processes, 2. The distribution and diversity of both producers (plants) and consumers (animals), 3. The ecological interactions among organisms at different trophic levels. The Ecology major is interdisciplinary, with the Department of Biological Sciences supplying training in the basic tenets of biology, and the Department of Entomology and Wildlife Ecology offering courses related to the diversity, behavior, and ecological interactions among organisms. An Honors Degree option is offered for all majors. The department also offers minors in both Entomology and Wildlife Conservation and co-offers Natural Resource Management and Plant Protection as interdisciplinary majors.
The faculty advisor and student jointly plan the course program according to the student's interests and career objective. Course selection should be made in consultation with the academic advisor during the registration period of each term.
University of Delaware students in other majors who wish to transfer to or add entomology or wildlife conservation majors must have a UD grade point average of at least 2.25. In addition, completion of the major must be the stated intention of the student and a realistic possibility before the student's intended graduation date. Students with a GPA below 2.25 are invited to contact the department for advisement on course selection appropriate to the desired major while improving their GPA.
BACHELOR OF SCIENCE - ECOLOGYBACHELOR OF SCIENCE - ENTOMOLOGYBACHELOR OF SCIENCE - WILDLIFE CONSERVATIONHONORS BACHELOR OF SCIENCE - ECOLOGY, ENTOMOLOGY OR WILDLIFE CONSERVATIONMINOR IN ENTOMOLOGYMINOR IN WILDLIFE CONSERVATION
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