Number One in the World
The University of Florida is proud to be home to the number-one ranked entomology and nematology program in the world. Additionally, the University of Florida is one of the top-ranked schools in several categories according to U.S. News & World Report.
Our faculty members are regularly recognized for their outstanding accomplishments. Dr. Andrea Lucky, an assistant professor in our online program, was one of two national recipients of the Early Career Teacher Award in 2019. Awarded by the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s National Institute of Food and Agriculture (USDA-NIFA), this award recognizes outstanding college faculty in agriculture, natural resources, forestry, veterinary medicine and human sciences.
Since the launch of the recognition program in 1992, eighteen faculty members from UF’s Institute of Food and Agricultural Science have received this distinction: more than any other institution.
A member of the Association of American Universities, the University of Florida is consistently ranked among the nation’s top universities and is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges (SACSCOC). UF’s online programs are designed for working professionals and enable students to learn from home on their own schedule. Students can interact with professors and fellow students via email, discussion boards and live chat.
Diverse Career Opportunities
Government agencies, research laboratories, military agencies, postsecondary institutions, private agricultural ventures, biotechnology firms and zoos are just a few of the diverse professional environments where entomology and nematology graduates forge their careers. Entomology and nematology are broad, comprehensive fields, which means they offer many career paths to choose from, including:
- IPM (integrated pest management) manager
- Pest control technician
- Postsecondary teacher
- Public health entomologist
- Research scientist
According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, many jobs in entomology and nematology enjoy a higher median salary and occupational growth rate compared to the average of all U.S. professions.