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2022-2023 Undergraduate Catalog 
2022-2023 Undergraduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Insect Ecology and Conservation/Insect and Wildlife Environmental Education 4+1 (BS/MS)

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Admission Requirements:

The Department of Entomology and Wildlife Ecology offers a 4+1 BS/MS that allow students to complete both the Bachelor of Sciences degree in Insect Ecology and Conservation and the Master of Sciences degree in Insect and Wildlife Environmental Education. All requirements of both degree programs must be satisfied. Up to six credits of graduate coursework in Insect Ecology and Conservation may be applied toward satisfying the requirements of both degrees.

Application and transfer into the +1 component of the program can occur after earning 60 credits (i.e., Junior standing) and a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.0. Applications are to be submitted via the SLATE system (see graduate admissions website at: Applicants must fill out the Graduate Course Approval Form for 4+1 Admission Application (available at the graduate admissions website identified above) and submit it to the Graduate College once they apply through SLATE. There is no application fee to apply to the +1 component of the program. GRE scores and letters or recommendation are not required. Admissions decisions will be made by an Admissions Committee, consisting of the Program Director (a faculty member in the Department of Entomology and Wildlife Ecology) and a faculty member from the School of Education that teaches in the program.The core requirements for the MS program must be completed and the UD Bachelor’s degree must be awarded before a student can register in the +1 year of the 4+1 program.

Program Requirements:

The 4+1 program is available to UD undergraduate students from two majors: the BS Insect Ecology and Conservation and the BS Wildlife Ecology and Conservation. Students from both programs should consult with their advisor early in the program to ensure they choose appropriate coursework. Students apply and are admitted to the 4+1 program as juniors (before they graduate) but cannot remain in the program unless they earn a BS in Insect Ecology and Conservation. The M.S. in Insect and Wildlife Environmental Education requires 30 credits of graduate-level coursework, including 4 Core courses (18 credits) and 12 credits from a set of restricted electives.

A maximum of 6 credits of graduate-level courses may be dual-counted toward the students undergraduate and graduate degree. 

Last Revised for 2022-2023 Academic Year