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Overview for Paleontology

A program that focuses on the scientific study of extinct life forms and associated fossil remains, and the reconstruction and analysis of ancient life forms, ecosystems, and geologic processes. Includes instruction in sedimentation and fossilization processes, fossil chemistry, evolutionary biology, paleoecology, paleoclimatology, trace fossils, micropaleontology, invertebrate paleontology, vertebrate paleontology, paleobotany, field research methods, and laboratory research and conservation methods.

Careers for Paleontology Majors

A major in Paleontology is highly relevant for the following careers. National averages for wages in each career is provided.

Colleges Offering a Major in Paleontology

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