Department of Entomology

Insect species outnumber all other life forms combined.  We truly live on a planet of insects! 

The Department of Entomology at The Ohio State University is the only university department in Ohio focused on the study of insects. We use insects as model systems to further fundamental understanding of molecular biology, physiology, genetics, ecology, and evolution. We provide instruction at the undergraduate (major and minor) and graduate levels (M.S. and Ph.D). Our extension and outreach programs provide non-biased, research-based information to stakeholders to help protect crops, natural resources, structures, and human and animal health. 

We invite you to explore, learn, study and research with us!


We are pleased to announce that Dr. Elizabeth Y. Long will join the faculty of the Department of Entomology as an Assistant Professor beginning on January 1, 2016. Her program will focus on the ecology and management of insect pests of horticultural...
Check out these two essays authored by graduate students Andrea Kautz and Katie Todd, published on the Entomology Today website describing the accomplishments of Anna Botsford Comstock and Edith Patch. Congratulations, Andrea and Katie!!...

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