The undergraduate minor in Entomology and Plant Pathology is designed to provide students insight into the crucial role that insects and plant pathogens have in human affairs and the environment. It is available as an elective to all UTK students who are enrolled in bachelor’s degree programs. Students who have an interest in entomology, plant pathology, and/or are majoring in fields associated with natural resource management, animal sciences, veterinary medicine, public health, anthropology/forensic science, food and fiber production, agriscience education, biodiversity, and ecology should consider enrolling. Successful completion of this minor area of student will help prepare students for graduate studies in Entomology and Plant Pathology and related fields, or careers in agriscience, environmental science, or biology, such as secondary education, pest control, industry, and Extension.
Requirements for a Minor in Entomology and Plant Pathology are completion with a grade or C or better in at least 15 credit hours of approved coursework (see below) in addition to the requirements of the student’s major degree program. Students intending to minor in Entomology and Plant Pathology are urged to contact the EPP undergraduate coordinator/advisor as early in their program as possible and complete the required form (obtainable from the advisor). Appropriate course substitutions within the minor may be considered with approval from the minor advisor. Seniors may, with the permission of the instructor, undergraduate coordinator, and graduate school dean, register for graduate courses in Entomology and Plant Pathology to receive credits. In cases where these approvals are given but enrollment is nonetheless blocked, students may enroll in EPP 493 to participate in and earn undergraduate credits for the course. Successful completion of the minor will be certified by a degree audit by the Registrar’s Office during the semester of the student’s graduation. The minor will be recognized after graduation on the transcript, but not on the diploma.