Welcome to the website for the Department of Biochemistry, Molecular Biology, Entomology and Plant Pathology at Mississippi State University. This interdiscplinary department was formed in 2011 with the merger of the Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology and the Department of Entomology and Plant Pathology.
The Department offers an undergraduate degree in Biochemistry with 11 different concentrations in which students may choose. Graduate degrees are available in Biochemistry, Molecular Biology, Entomology and Plant Pathology at both the master's and doctoral level.
Biochemistry and molecular biology are disciplines involved at the cutting edge of a revolution in biology. Molecular methods and the use of genetic engineering have given scientists unprecedented power to begin to understand the chemistry of life processes. Entomology is the study of insects and exists separately from the Department of Biology primarily because of the enormous impact of insects on the health and economic well-being of mankind. Plant pathology is the study of plant diseases, their causal agents and methods of control. Emphasis is placed on protection of environmental quality.
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- College of Agriculture and Life Sciences
- Mississippi Agriculture and Forestry Experiment Station
- Mississippi Extension Service
The mission of the Department of Biochemistry, Molecular Biology, Entomology and Plant Pathology is to advance knowledge and understanding of concepts in these disciplines for the betterment of student and clientele educational pursuits, and to contribute to the improved well-being and prosperity of communities, local and global, through teaching, research and outreach efforts within this interdisciplinary department.
Mississippi State University is physically located adjacent to the city of Starkville, Mississippi in the northeastern section of Mississippi.
Our beautiful award-winning campus is home to over 20,000 students and is 23 miles west of Columbus and 125 miles northeast of the capital city of Jackson. Designated as a Doctoral I university by the Southern Regional Education Board, Mississippi State University is fully accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools.
The Department of Biochemistry, Molecular Biology, Entomology and Plant Pathology is located in two campus locations. Biochemistry, Molecular Biology, and Plant Pathology are located in Dorman Hall. Entomology is located in the Clay Lyle Entomology Building.
For more information, or to schedule a personal campus visit, please see our Contact Us Web page. It contains both telephone and fax numbers.