Department of Entomology
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(951) 827-1012 ext.1012
900 University Avenue
The Department of Entomology offers programs leading to the M.S. or Ph.D. degree in Entomology, with research specialization in the following areas: arthropod vectors of plant pathogens, biological control, insect behavior, insect ecology, insect morphology, insect pathology, insect pest management, insect physiology, insect-plant interactions, insect systematics, insect toxicology, insecticide resistance, insecticide toxicology, medical/veterinary entomology, molecular entomology, neuroscience, and urban entomology.
UCR is one of 10 schools in the University of California system and was the official UC Citrus Experiment Station before becoming a university. In the years since, faculty researchers have bred several new types of fruit, including the Melogold grapefruit and the Golden Nugget orange. Today, the university offers well-regarded graduate programs through the Bourns College of Engineering and Graduate School of Education. Notable alumni include Pulitzer Prize-winning editorial cartoonist Steve Breen, best-selling mystery novel author Elizabeth George and Nobel Prize-winning chemist Richard Schrock.
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