Discover the fascinating lives of insects and their close relatives, and their roles as pests, pollinators, parasitoids, and predators


If you're an intellectually curious, motivated student looking to explore all facets of insect biology, consider studying Entomology at Oregon State. 

The Entomology Program is an interdisciplinary program involving many faculty from across campus, comprising areas of entomology relating to:

  • Aquatic & riparian ecology
  • Pollinator conservation
  • Integrated pest management & applied Entomology
  • Temporal and spatial patterns In large species assemblages
  • Ecology and evolution of plant-insect interactions, and more

In the News

Josephine Antwi

Josephine Antwi has joined Oregon State University (OSU) as the new irrigated crop entomology extension specialist at the Hermiston Agricultural Research and Extension Center (HAREC). She is familiar with the region and its pests after working...

Oregon State University undergraduate Vincent Vaughn-Uding selects a stink bug to record in the lab in May 2023. The bug's call will be utilized b a new pest control device dubbed the "Pied Piper."  Dan Evans / OPB

“It’s all about saving energy. The females must use as little energy as they can so that they can produce as many eggs and many offspring as they can,” says OSU entomologist Vaughn...

Navneet Kaur (left), assistant professor and Extension entomologist, and Silvia Rondon, director of the Oregon IPM Center, are conducting research to identify chlorpyrifos alternatives for controlling pests in Oregon crops.

OSU Extension researchers are endeavoring to find an alternative to chlorpyrifos which was banned by the EPA in 2020.