Effective Fall 2012 

A minor in Paleontology not open to students with any other minor in the Department of Earth and Environmental Sciences.

The minor in Paleontology is designed for students interested in the history of life on Earth. Entry and core courses will provide students with insight into the major features of the fossil record, the methods used in historical sciences, and the theoretical issues dealt with by paleontologists. The advanced courses are meant to satisfy more specific interests.

Prerequisites to the Minor

None.

Academic Minor Program

At least 15 credits of courses, to be chosen from the following three categories as stated:

  1. Entry courses (3-6 credits required). The "entry point" into the minor may include paleontology-oriented courses (EARTH 103, 106, 125, 150) or geology-related courses (EARTH 116, 118&119, 120, 149, 201, 205, 206, 207).
  2. Core courses (4 credits required). EARTH 418 and 419 are required.
  3. Elective courses (remaining 5-8 credits). Students may choose from:
    • EARTH 313, 431, 437, 438, 439, 445, 498 (for 1-3, but no more than 3 credits), 506, 510, 511, 513, 526 (no more than 1 credit)
    • ENVIRON 431
    • EEB 390, 445
    • or permission of advisor

 

 


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