Environmental Resource Science BSES/Plant Protection Pest Management MPPPM(non-thesis)

Upon completion of the undergraduate and graduate programs of study, students will be trained for employment as IPM professionals in the pest control industry, pesticide and fertilizer services, cooperative extension and regulatory agencies. There are careers in the private industry such as pesticide, seed, food and beverage. Academic institutions in addition, as a college instructor or a lab or field technician. Serving as Crop Consultant one can be independent or employed by companies. Urban/structural pest control is continuous in being innovative and impacting insect control in our world today while adhering to public safety.

Admission to Program

After a student has 60-90 hours in the ERS program, they will be able to apply to the dual degree (ERS/MPPPM) program. After a student is admitted to the dual degree pathway, he/she will need to apply to the MPPPM program during year 4.


Graduate-level courses that may be used to satisfy undergraduate and graduate program requirements.

CRSS 6340-6340L, Weed Science (4)
ENTO(CRSS) 6740, Integrated Pest Management (3)
ENTO(CRSS) 6250, Pesticides and Transgenic Crops (3)
PATH 8000, (1)

Additional requirements that are unique to this Double Dawgs program:

ENTO 6000-6000L, General Entomology (4)
PATH 6280-6280L, Diagnosis and Management of Plant Diseases (4)
CRSS/ENTO/PATH 6130, Internship (1)

Admission to Graduate Program

Students will apply to the MPPPM program in their 4th year after 60-90 hours in the ERS program. A GRE score of 289 or better is required, as well as completion of the following courses with a grade of 3.0 or higher: CRSS 3060, 3060L; CHEM 1211, 1211L, 1212, 1212L; BIOL 1107, 1107L, 1108, 1108L.

Program Advisor

  • Name: Lisa Wimberly
  • Email: lwimberl@uga.edu
  • Phone: 229-386-3003
  • Address: 2353 Rainwater Road, Room 502, UGA Tifton Campus,

Undergraduate Major Information

  • Major: Environmental Resource Science (Also offered at Griffin) B.S.E.S.
  • Department/College: Crop and Soil Sciences

Advising Contact

  • Name: Aaron Thompson
  • Email: aaront@uga.edu
  • Phone: 706-542-2461
  • Address: 3101 Miller Plant Science

Graduate Major Information

  • Major: Plant Protection and Pest Management M.P.P.P.M.
  • Department/College: Entomology

Advising Contact

  • Name: Jean Williams-Woodward
  • Email: jwoodwar@uga.edu
  • Phone: 706-542-9140
  • Address: 3313 Miller Plant Science Bldg.