David Wright, Department Head
Brent Turnipseed, Undergraduate Teaching Coordinator
Department of Agronomy, Horticulture, and Plant Science
Berg Agricultural Hall 244
605-688-5123 (Department Head, SAG 244)
605-688-4450 (Teaching Office, SNP 247)
The Pest Management minor provides students with knowledge of the general principles of managing insect, disease and weed pests in a variety of situations, and a firm understanding of the environmental consequences of pest control decisions. Individuals who complete this curriculum will be prepared for careers that require an understanding of the management of pests as an important aspect of their responsibilities.
Student Learning Outcomes
Upon completion of the Pest Management minor, students will:
- achieve a fundamental understanding of basic Pest Management principles and practices;
- gain an understanding of the scope, activities, and nomenclature in the field of Entomology and Plant Pathology, and Weed Science;
- demonstrate the ability to effectively communicate (written, listening, and oral) with both scientific and non-scientific audiences;
- be an advocate for Pest Management and Agriculture in society; and
- be a lifelong learner.
The program requires a 2.5 GPA or higher and a grade of C or higher in all coursework for the minor. Additionally, some noted 1 courses may only be used to meet requirements in one section below, and other 2 courses require collaboration with pest management faculty.
Course Delivery Format
The program provides curriculum in lecture, laboratory, and field-based learning environments.