The Department of Entomology offers a wide range of courses and research opportunities in an Undergraduate Program and Graduate Program. The Graduate Program includes the M.S. and Ph.D. degrees and the Master of Plant Protection and Pest Management (MPPPM) degree, a professional non-thesis degree requiring broad graduate level coursework in IPM and an internship with an IPM-oriented organization.
The goal fo the UGA Tifton Campus is to support and encourage students who are preparing for careers as scientists in federal, state or industrial laboratories or in academic institutions, by providing them with as broad of a background as possible in the many facets of insect biology. The programs at the UGA Tifton Campus encompass all levels of biological organization from the molecular level to ecosystems. In addition to training in modern methodologies of classical entomology, the Department has special emphasis areas in evolutionary biology, genomics, host pathogen relationships/vector biology, biotechnology and applied ecology and integrated pest management.