Agriscience and Environmental Systems BSA/Plant Protection and Pest Management MPPPM(non-thesis)

Career and Academic Opportunities

The Plant Protection and Pest Management M.P.P.P.M. degree program is jointly administered by three different departments, Crop & Soil Sciences, Entomology, and Plant Pathology.

Careers in for MPPPM graduates in private industries and in State and Federal government can be quite varied. Briefly these include, but are not limited to the:
1) Cooperative Extension Service [see or comparable sites for other state extension services]
2) Pesticide Industry [Top 10 ranked companies in 2008 from the largest: Bayer (Germany), Syngenta (Switzerland), BASF (Germany), Dow AgroSciences (USA), Monsanto (USA), DuPont (USA), Makhteshim Agan (Israel), Nufarm (Australia), Sumitomo Chemical (Japan), and Arysta Lifescience (Japan)]
3) Seed Industry [Top 10 ranked companies in 2008 from the largest: Monsanto (US), DuPont (US), Syngenta (Switzerland), Groupe Limagrain (France), Land O' Lakes (US), KWS AG (Germany), Bayer Crop Science (Germany), Sakata (Japan), DLF-Trifolium (Denmark), and Takii (Japan)]
4) Academic Institutions [usually a Master’s degree is the minimum requirement for a technical college instructor or university laboratory technician, field technician, see for UGA or comparable sites for other colleges and universities]
5) Food & Beverage Industry [Top 16 ranked companies in 2013 from the largest: Pepsico Inc., Tyson Foods Inc., Nestle (U.S. & Canada), JBS USA, Coca-Cola Co., Anheuser-Busch InBev, Kraft Foods Inc., Smithfield Foods Inc., General Mills Inc., ConAgra Foods Inc., Mars Inc., Kellogg Co., Dean Foods Co., Hormel Foods Corp., Cargill Inc., and MillerCoors LLC]
6) Crop Consultants [can be independent or employed by other consultants, see or companies like Glades Crop Care, Inc.]
7) Urban/Structural Pest Control [Top companies: Orkin Pest Control, Terminix, Black & Decker Pest Control, Riddex Plus Pest Repeller, Bell Environmental Services, Bulwark Exterminating, Steritech Pest Prevention, Southern Pest Control, Ecolab Pest Control, McCloud Services, Plunkett's Pest Control, Wil-Kil Pest Control, Sprague Pest Solutions]
8) Federal jobs open only to USA citizens [can be searched at]
9) The State of Georgia [listed at ]
10) The Military has careers for entomologists [listed at ]