This new program—a merger of two excellent graduate programs—offers interdisciplinary training in the biology of insects for a Master's or Doctoral degree.
The EIS program includes 33 faculty members representing 8 academic units. We encourage students to develop cross-disciplinary connections and bring together aspects of insect biology in unconventional ways. Our faculty and our students are collegial, collaborative, and highly productive.
In 2006, the University of Arizona ranked #2 in faculty scholarly productivity in entomology, with 53 faculty from the Center for Insect Science and the Department of Entomology included in the index. In 2007, faculty scholarly productivity rankings were #1 for Insect Science (based on 30 faculty, in the category of Agricultural Sciences, various) and #5 for Entomology (based on 27 faculty). In the field of Entomology/Pest Control, the University of Arizona ranked #1 among U.S. universities in average citations per paper for papers published from 2001-2005. (Unfortunately, ratings from recent years are no longer freely available).