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OHIO University Undergraduate Catalog 2022-23 
OHIO University Undergraduate Catalog 2022-23 [Archived Catalog]

Paleontology Minor

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Minor Code OR4415

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

Greg Springer, contact person
Alycia Stigall, contact person

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.


Minor Hours Requirement

The minor in paleontology requires a minimum of 19 hours.

Core Requirements

Complete one of the following courses:

Additional Core Requirements

Complete the following courses:

Introductory Electives

Complete one of the following courses:

Advanced Electives

Complete two or more courses to complete minor with 19 hours.

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