Minor Code OR4415
College of Arts and Sciences
Geological Sciences Department
Clippinger Laboratories 316
Athens, OH 45701
Greg Springer, contact person
Alycia Stigall, contact person
The minor in paleontology will provide a broad overview of the discipline of paleontology for non-geology majors interested in developing additional training in fossil interpretation, sedimentary systems, and the history of life. This minor can greatly benefit students outside of geology who wish to pursue graduate school or careers in paleontology, education, or museum studies.
No requirements beyond University Admissions requirements
Change of Program Policy
No selective or limited admission requirements.
External Transfer Admission
No requirements beyond University admission requirements.
Opportunities Upon Graduation
Students completing the paleontology minor will develop skills and training that will enhance their opportunities to pursue graduate work in paleontology, pursue employment within museum settings or as members of paleontological field teams. Additional opportunities may include conducting research in fields in geology, biology, anthropology and related fields that utilize stratigraphic and fossil data.