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Paleontology degrees (was Re: Schools)
---Phil Bigelow <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote:
> Keep in mind that there are no undergraduate programs that
> offer a BS in paleontology. You should major in either geology
> and/or biology as an undergraduate. Then specialize in
> vertebrate paleontology as a graduate student.
Do most people planning to go into paleontology major in geo or bio?
Just curious -- I don't know if I'd want to fight all the pre-med
I had planned on studying bio as an undergrad in order go into
paleontology myself but I was dissuaded by everyone I wrote or spoke
to from doing so. This was the late 70's, and there seem to have been
virtually no jobs back then. I even wrote a letter to the curator of
vertebrate paleontology at the AMNH (who was that at that time?) and
HE discouraged me from entering the field! (Didn't keep the letter so
I can't attribute the writer.) I was shocked and studied history
Ah well, there's always the dinosaur mailing list.
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