Skip to Main Content Skip to bottom Skip to Chat, Email, Text
"Degrees & Programs"






Estimated Tuition


Total credits


Course length

Start when you're ready

Choose an upcoming start date:

Enroll by 1pm Central:

Please Note: Attendance and participation are mandatory in all University courses, and specific requirements may differ by course. If attendance requirements are not met, a student may be removed from the course. Please review the Course Attendance Policy in the Catalog for more information.

University of Phoenix reserves the right to modify courses. While widely available, not all programs are available to residents of all states. Please check with a University Enrollment Representative.

Course level: Undergraduate

This course presents students with the study of entomology. Students will examine insects and their interaction with the ecosystem.


What you'll learn

Course skills and outcomes

Insect Anatomy

  • Identify the external anatomical features used in keying insects to taxonomic groups.
  • Explain the relationship between the internal structures and physiological function of insects.

Insect Habitats and Life History

  • Describe the ecological interactions affecting population dynamics of insects.
  • Relate insect behavioral patterns with population dynamics.
  • Explain how abiotic and biotic factors influence the behavior and interactions of insects.

Identifying Insects Using Taxonomic Keys

  • Analyze embryological features and development patterns relevant to identifying adult insects.
  • Identify adult insects using a taxonomic or dichotomous key.
  • Explain the use of a taxonomic or dichotomous key to identify insect orders.

Ecological Interactions of Insects

  • Analyze the complex social systems present in an insect species.
  • Compare mechanisms used by insects to parasitize other organisms.
  • Compare mechanisms used by insects to eat other organisms.

Insects and Human Interactions

  • Analyze the interactions between humans and insects.
  • Determine how integrated pest management (IPM) principles affect environmental and community health.
  • Evaluate methods to control common household insects.


Why take courses at University of Phoenix

Accreditation that matters

We’ve been accredited by the Higher Learning Commission ( for more than 40 years.

Real-world instructors

Learn from instructors who bring an average of 25 years of working experience to the classroom.

Affordable and potentially reimbursable

Our tuition and fees are competitive and fixed. Also, check to see if your employer will cover you for this course.

Next Steps

Start a conversation about your future with an enrollment representative today.

Start a conversation about your future with an enrollment representative today.

Call (844) 937-8679

Transfer Credits

Credit Transfer

Credit Transfer

Need to transfer credits to another college or university?

Before you enroll in a course, check with your school of choice to make sure they will accept our transfer credits and to understand any requirements or limitations. Then you can complete your course, and request your official transcript be sent to your school. That’s it!

How to request your transcripts