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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!


  • Has procrastination become an issue? This 5194 class at the Dennis Learning Center can help graduate and undergraduate students be successful!

  • Dr. Peter Piermarini, Professor in the Department of Entomology from the College of Food, Agricultural and Environmental Sciences, has been appointed as the Associate Chair of Entomology at the Wooster Campus.

  • Bees on honeycomb

    As honey bee populations struggle across the county and soybean production rises, figuring out how much bees use soybean nectar to make honey is becoming increasingly important.


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