In either the M.Sc or Ph.D. program, students must achieve a high standard in a research project and in a thesis reporting their results. Students must also take some course work, including a course intended to develop written and oral communications skills, to promote critical thinking and to provide exposure to diverse fields of entomology and related sciences.
The Department of Entomology is the only such in Canada, and has strong links with agricultural and environmental research organizations. About half of the graduate work and research activity in the Department is in applied areas. Additionally, all academic staff do active research, and supervise graduate work, on fundamental entomological topics.
Departmental research facilities include the J. B. Wallis Museum of Entomology, controlled environment chambers and an area for apiculture. Other accessible facilities include a scanning electron microscope, pesticide analysis laboratories, livestock, field plots and commercial scale fields, and greenhouse space.
no accreditation exists for this program