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Ohio University Majors

Paleontology Minor

Program Overview

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.

Admissions Information

Freshmen/First-Year Admission

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.

Academic Catalog

The academic catalog provides additional information about curriculum and courses for this major.
Academic catalog

Program Details

Degree: Bachelor of Science
Code: OR4415


College of Arts and Sciences 
Geological Sciences Department 
Clippinger Laboratories 316
Athens, OH 45701
Phone: 740.593.1101
Fax: 740.593.0486

Administrative Contact

Greg Springer, contact person
Alycia Stigall, contact person

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