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Re: Selection of universities

1. University of Pennsylvania (Dr. Peter Dodson)
 - BS paleobiology
2. Indiana University-Purdue University Fort Wayne (Dr. James Farlow)
 - BS geology + undergraduate research
3. University of Delaware
 - BS geology - concentration paleobiology
4. North Carolina State University
 - BS earth sciences
5. Occidental College (Dr. Donald Prothero)
 - BS geology + classes
6. University of California - Los Angeles
 - BS Geology/Paleobiology
7. Northern Arizona University
 - BS Geology - paleontology (extended major)
8. San Diego State University
 - BS Geology (emphasis: paleontology)
9. University of Michigan
 - BS Geological sciences (minor: paleontology)
10. University of Alberta
 - BS Paleontology (Honors + Specialization)
11. University of Toronto
 - BS Geology (specialist program) + paleontology subdiscipline
12. University of Saskatchewan
 - BS Palaeobiology
13. University of Wisconsin - Madison
 - BS Geology and Geophysics (emphasis paleontology)
14. University of Maryland (Dr. Thomas Holtz)
 - BS Geology (electives paleontology)
15. University of Rhode Island (Dr. Dave Fastovsky)
 - BS Geosciences (electives paleontology?)
16. Carthage College (Dr. Thomas Carr)
 - BS Paleontology (ready when?)
(no information available - contact Dr. Carr privately)

2007/11/2, Heero Yuy <blackalpha195@gmail.com>:
> Dear members of the DML
> Thanks to everyone who reacted on my previous e-mail, I have been able
> to compose a preliminary list of universities I'm interested in.
> Could you help me rate their paleontology (or geology) program and
> perhaps provide a name to contact about their paleontology program?
> Other items I want to take into consideration:
> - Location: is the university located in a geological rich area? Are
> there good "fossil opportunities" to help me in my studies?
> - Climate: I prefer warmer regions.
> - Undergraduate program: do they offer enough paleontology courses (if
> it is a BS in geology)?
> - Graduate program: I would prefer a university with a graduate
> program in paleontology over one without it.
> - Research: do they offer undergraduate research opportunities in
> paleontology/geology or field work?
> - Museums and good (university) libraries: are these sources available
> in the vicinity?
> - The department's paleontologist: do they have a paleontologist, is
> he/she active and interested in working with undergraduate students?
> - Size of classes: I prefer smaller classes with more attention from
> the instructor and more personal contact with other students.
> Sincerely
> Michiel Pillet