The tripartite mission of a Land-Grant University is teaching, research, and outreach. Each aspect of the mission is important by itself, and acts to support and strengthen the others. The interdependence of these three separate areas of responsibility are basic to the functioning of the Department of Entomology in improving the welfare and the quality of life in the state, region, nation, and world.
- The research mission of the Department of Entomology will focus on, but is not restricted to, arthropods of importance to North Dakota.
- The research mission is to advance the science of Entomology and to benefit the constituency of the North Dakota Agricultural Experiment Station.
- Knowledge gained and practices developed should be applicable regionally, nationally or internationally.
- The teaching mission of the Department of Entomology is to educate and train students in entomology.
- Specialty courses may be taught according to the expertise of the faculty.
- A key part of this teaching mission is to prepare scientists to contribute to regional, national, and international biological and agricultural programs.
- Cooperation with other departments to participate in multidisciplinary professional degree programs is encouraged.
- The Department supports the concept of continuing education programs appropriate to the mission of the College of Agriculture.
- The service mission of the Department of Entomology is to provide extension, University, professional and community service to our constituency.
- Extension services include collection, evaluation, interpretation, and public dissemination of entomological information.
- Service to the University and professional societies includes participation in activities related to the functioning of these organizations.
- The Department supports faculty and staff participation in activities that benefit the community.