This is a program that focuses on the scientific study of extinct life forms
and associated fossil remains, and the reconstruction and analysis of ancient
life forms, ecosystems, and geologic processes.
Includes instruction in
sedimentation and fossilization processes, fossil chemistry, evolutionary
biology, paleoecology, paleoclimatology, trace fossils, micropaleontology,
invertebrate paleontology, vertebrate paleontology, paleobotany, field research
methods, and laboratory research and conservation methods.