The Department of Entomology at the University of Arizona has an internationally renowned faculty dedicated to excellence in research, teaching, and extension. Faculty expertise encompasses fundamental insect biology, pest management, and outreach.
A key department in the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences, Entomology has been generating, synthesizing, and disseminating knowledge about insects for more than a century.
The University of Arizona is in Tucson, a lively city surrounded by the beautiful Sonoran Desert. The department enjoys excellent research facilities on the main campus in Tucson and throughout the State of Arizona.
Related graduate programs are offered through the Graduate Interdisciplinary Program in Entomology and Insect Science. Contact Paula Nielsen, Program Coordinator (email@example.com), for information about the program.
The Department of Entomology recognizes that diversity and excellence go hand in hand. We respect and value all members of our community and welcome individuals of any gender identity, gender expression, sex, race, ethnicity, disability status, religion, sexual orientation, nationality, age, veteran status, and all other important social identities.
UA Entomology among the very top!
For percentage of faculty with an article, citation, and a grant (all 100%). We're in the top 10 in percentage of faculty with an award, grant dollars per faculty member, and citations per faculty member. (All data from Academic Analytics).
Arizona Insect Festival
Every year the UA Department of Entomology hosts the Arizona Insect Festival. This event takes place in the fall, when thousands of visitors learn about the importance of insects in our daily lives and discover insect-based research taking place at the UA. In 2017, the Festival took place on Sunday, Oct 1st, 11a-4p in the Environment and Natural Resources 2 building on the UA campus. Visit here for more information about the Festival and our sponsorship program.
Insect Discovery Outreach Program
Insect Discovery is a University of Arizona outreach program primarily for elementary school students. The program stimulates students' scientific curiosity through hands-on activities using insects. Since 2005 we have reached over 16,000 school children, and trained close to 150 UA students. For more details and to support Insect Discovery, please see: https://extension.arizona.edu/insect-discovery
University of Arizona Insect Collection (UAIC)
Located in the heart of the American Southwest, the University of Arizona's Insect Collection (UAIC) contains approximately 2 million terrestrial arthropod specimens representing 24,000 species mostly from the Sonoran Desert Region and the Madrean Sky Islands, one of the most biodiverse regions of North America. The collection is located in the Forbes Building on the UA campus and is open to the public Monday - Friday from 8 am to 4 pm. For more information, visit the UAIC website. http://www.uainsectcollection.com
UAIC Visiting Arthropod Systematist
The UAIC is pleased to announce an annual competition for a Visiting Arthropod Systematist Award up to $25,000. For details, full application instructions, and requirements please visit: http://www.uainsectcollection.com/visiting-systematist-program.html.
The Graduate Interdisciplinary Program in Entomology & Insect Science
Ecology and Evolutionary Biology
Molecular and Cellular Biology
The Program offers interdisciplinary masters and doctoral training in the biology of insects. The Program is flexible in its requirements, allowing students to design, in collaboration with faculty, programs of study tailored to individual interests and needs. Particularly sought are applicants who have multidisciplinary interests , such as ecology - biochemistry or behavioral ecology - neurobiology, to name a very few. Students are encouraged to develop cross-disciplinary connections and bring together aspects of insect biology in unconventional ways. The University of Arizona prides itself in its Graduate Interdisciplinary Programs (GIDPs). In today's world, studying complex problems requires an interdisciplinary approach. The GIDPs provide a mechanism for incorporating this principle into graduate training. Please contact Paula Nielsen, Program Coordinator for additional information (firstname.lastname@example.org)