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University of Alberta Calendar 2016-2017 [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Specialization in Paleontology [Science]


Paleontology is a basic science concerned with the evolutionary history of life. Students are required to have a broad knowledge base of biological and geological knowledge. Areas of detailed knowledge will include vertebrate and invertebrate paleobiology, paleobotany, evolutionary biology, systematics, functional morphology, sedimentology, stratigraphy, and plate tectonics. Paleontologists usually hold advanced research degrees and work as research scientists and teachers in universities, museums, and industrial laboratories.

Specialization in Paleontology


Continuation in the Specialization in Paleontology program requires successful completion of at least ★18 with a minimum 2.3 GPA in the previous Fall/Winter. In addition, graduation requires a minimum 2.3 GPA on all courses credited to the degree.

Notes


  1. Some courses are offered in alternate years only, so plan your schedule appropriately.
  2. Approved Arts options: ANTHR 209 , ANTHR 390 , ANTHR 391 ; CHRTC 350 , CHRTC 451; PHIL 265 , PHIL 317 .
  3. Approved options: BIOL 299 , BIOL 315 , BIOL 361 , BIOL 364 , BIOL 421 , BIOL 398 , BIOL 399 , BIOL 498 , BIOL 499 ; BOT 205 , BOT 306, BOT 308 , BOT 314 , BOT 321 , BOT 384; EAS 110 , EAS 207 , EAS 208 , EAS 221 , EAS 224 , EAS 225 , EAS 250 , EAS 270 , EAS 320 , EAS 336 , EAS 364 , EAS 373 , EAS 421 , EAS 426 , EAS 427 , EAS 428 , EAS 457 , EAS 460 , EAS 462 , EAS 465 ; ENT 220 , EAS 427 ; GEOPH 223 , GEOPH 224 ; MA SC 410 , MA SC 412 , MA SC 430 ; PALEO 400 , PALEO 412 , PALEO 414 , PALEO 418 , PALEO 419 ; ZOOL 224 , ZOOL 250 , ZOOL 325 , ZOOL 405 , ZOOL 406 , ZOOL 407 , ZOOL 408 . For information regarding additional approved options, please consult your program advisor.
  4. For students entering Paleontology Specialization, credit in SCI 100 will be considered equivalent to BIOL 107 , BIOL 108 , CHEM 101 , EAS 100 , EAS 105 , MATH 113 , MATH 115 , PHYS 144  and PHYS 146 . Credit in SCI 151  will be considered equivalent to STAT 151  and ★3 Science option.
  5. Please refer to the Association of Professional Engineers and Geoscientists of Alberta (APEGA) course requirements when choosing courses if you wish to apply to APEGA for Professional Geoscientist status following the completion of your degree.