Entomology is about insects and their relatives, and focuses on biology, ecology, evolution and behaviour.
Some insects are key pests in various ecosystems, and insect pest management is globally important – for this reason the specialization includes applied entomology.
Students in this specialization will also gain field experience, and will be skilled in insect taxonomy and systematics. Through careful selection of complementary courses, students can learn about the role of insects in various ecosystems, their functional importance, and their role in vectoring human disease.
For questions about the Entomology Specialization, please contact the chris.buddle [at] mcgill.ca (Specialization Co-ordinator)
COURSE REQUIREMENTS: 24 credits
To view the list of courses, please see the Electronic Course Calendar.
CAREER PATHS CAN INCLUDE:
Employment with the Canadian Food Inspection Agency; Agriculture Canada; Ecological Consultant; University Researcher; Biodiversity Scientist; Pest Management Officer; Pest Control Company
For more career paths, please visit the Career Planning Service (CaPS) website.