• On-Campus Component
  • Cost
    $7,248.00 (full-time, MN resident); $17,205.00 (full-time, nonresident)
  • Total Credits
  • Credential
  • Campus
    Twin Cities
  • Department
    Department of Entomology

Insects are amazing and represent the majority of described life on the planet! They also play important roles in nearly all fields of study in the biological sciences. The Insect Science Minor provides a strong background in entomological principles and theory. Become an insect expert, or use the minor to allow you to create a greater understanding of the area of biology that interests you most. 


This minor provides students with a strong foundation in entomology while exploring entomological theories and principles. Coursework easily compliments studies related to biology, animals, plants, human health, and food production. All minor requirements must be taken A–F (unless only offered S/N), and students must earn a grade of at least C- in each course in the minor.

To complete the minor, you will take 12 or more credits from the approved elective course lists.

To complete the minor entirely online, students must complete ENT 1005: Insect Biology w/Lab (4 cr), then complete eight additional credits from the below courses:

  • ENT 1001: How Insects Shape Society: Pollinators, Pests, and Policy (3 cr)
  • ENT 2884: The Six-legged Conquerors: How Insects Have Shaped Human History (3 cr)
  • ENT 3294: Directed Research in Entomology (1–3 cr)
  • ENT 4001: Agroecology and Insect Pests (3 cr)