Graduate study in the Entomology program seeks to develop students to assume leadership roles in science upon graduation. Students are encouraged to write research proposals, give professional presentations, and publish research articles. Emphasis is placed upon the professional development of the student. Part of the student's training is participation in professional development activities. These are selected by the student from course preparation/delivery, experience in insect identification clinics, experience in museum collection, preparation of multimedia educational materials, and entrepreneurial activities.