Careers in Entomology

Career opportunities in entomology are exciting and often adventurous. Jobs with universities, state and federal government agencies, the military and private businesses and industry often include a chance to travel and explore many exotic regions of the world. Professional entomologists play a significant role in the search for new knowledge about insects in areas as diverse as health, the natural world, biotechnology, urban and landscape environments forensics, environmental quality, manufacturing, agriculture and industry.

If you are interested in being a professional entomologist, an undergraduate degree in biological sciences with an emphasis in entomology is a great place start. With your undergraduate degree from Clemson, which includes undergraduate research and other valuable opportunities for learning, you can follow up your B.S. with an advanced degree in Entomology from Clemson or some other institute of higher learning.

If you think you might like to be a teacher, consider insects with their six legs and three body parts. These creatures come in many shapes, sizes, and colors, and view our world through compound eyes; they are found on every continent on Earth and are some of the oldest known living creatures. With a background in entomology, you can easily create facinating lesson plans in math, science, social studies, creative writing or art.