The UF/IFAS Department of Entomology and Nematology maintains tripartite priorities consistent with the mandate given to full-service land grant universities and associated experiment stations: research, extension, and instruction. These programs are facilitated with state funding, extramural contract and grant funding, donations and gifts, and the collaborative efforts of cooperating agencies and institutions.
This Department is unusual in that about 40 of its 70+ faculty are not located on the main campus; rather, they are located at 10 Research and Education Centers distributed throughout the state. This provides an exceptional opportunity for students to work in diverse ecological and crop production systems. Gainesville faculty and staff are housed in a state-of-the-art facility constructed in 1990.
Entomology and Nematology offers an undergraduate program leading to a B.S., and graduate programsleading to M.S. (thesis), M.S. (non-thesis) and Ph.D degrees (summary of number of these degrees awarded from 1974 - present) in entomology and nematology. Distance education courses, including programs leading to certificates and degrees, are also available. The Department is one of the largest entomology programs nationwide, and one of only a few that offer comprehensive training in Nematology. Besides providing a full complement of regular and special topics courses needed for degree candidates, the Department offers, at the undergraduate level, service courses in basic entomology for a wide range of disciplines and plays a major role in the interdisciplinary plant protection specialization of the plant science major. Further, departmental faculty offer courses that are credited to the Liberal Arts and Sciences undergraduate honors and general education requirements. Students have access to a wide variety of services and organizations.
For more information about our department, visit our web site at: www.entnemdept.ufl.edu/