Paleontology Major

Description: 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.

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Paleontology Major

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Mesalands Community College

Tucumcari, NM 911 S Tenth Street 88401-3352

Public, 2-Year | Highest Offering: At least 2, but less than 4 academic yrs ...Read More

Northern Arizona University

Flagstaff, AZ Knoles Drive, Babbitt Administrative Center 86011-4132

Public, 4-year or above | Highest Offering: Doctor's degree ...Read More

South Dakota School of Mines and Technology

Rapid City, SD 501 E Saint Joseph St 57701-3995

Public, 4-year or above | Highest Offering: Doctor's degree ...Read More