Insect Biology is the major for students who like to work with insects and want to learn a combination of field and laboratory biology skills that are required to solve many important challenges in today's world. Our graduates have become leaders in industry, state and federal agencies, independent business owners and even university professors.

Majors Offered:


Thomas Say Entomological Society
​​Life at Purdue

Whether pursuing current interests or exploring new ones, students make friends and establish their on-campus community by getting involved. As a Big Ten university with nearly 30,000 undergraduate students from across the country and around the world, there are literally thousands of things to do at Purdue.


The cost varies depending on factors such as where a student chooses to live, travel expenses, food costs, enrollment in a specific program, etc.

 Job Placement

The impact of Purdue Agriculture reaches all over the globe. Our graduates are being placed in Indiana, nationally and internationally.


Check out the scholarships available through the university. There are also lots of opportunities to work, which can help cover the cost of your degree.


Each year, participating agricultural colleges across the nation provide data to summarize entry-level salaries of recent graduates of their programs.

Student Experiences

Profile Image​​​    

Emily Justus  Entomology

Emily loves bugs. Her childhood infatuation turned into career aspiration after she attended a presentation by Purdue entomologist Tom Turpin, who brought Purdue’s annual cricket-spitting contest into the national limelight. “I’ve wanted to be entomologist ever since,” she says. Now the third-generation Boilermaker pays it forward, using bugs to educate and entertain youngsters at events.

Read More
Profile Image​​​

Julia Snyder  Entomology

Julia Snyder is from a secluded area in Maine, not far from the state’s scenic coast. Most of her high school friends stayed in Maine, but she wanted to see what else was out there—something that would give her more opportunities and allow her to travel. She found what she was looking for at Purdue.

Read More

Department of Entomology, 901 West State Street, West Lafayette, IN 47907 USA, (765) 494-4554

© 2016 Purdue University | An equal access/equal opportunity university | Integrity Statement | Copyright Complaints | Maintained by Agricultural Communication

Trouble with this page? Disability-related accessibility issue? Please contact us at agweb@purdue.edu so we can help.

Sign In