Montana State University

Department of Earth Sciences

Montana State University
P.O. Box 173480
Bozeman, MT 59717-3480

Tel: (406) 994-3331
Fax: (406) 994-6923
Location: 226 Traphagen Hall

Department Chair

Dr. David Mogk

earth@montana.edu

Paleontology

College Office

The paleontology option in the Department of Earth Sciences is designed for those students who have a strong interest in geology and biology, specifically vertebrate or invertebrate fossil organisms. The paleo-option builds on courses that form the core of the traditional geology option, while providing a strong background in paleontology through four required courses (including the paleontology summer field course) and two elective courses. All of the paleontology courses offered through the department provide upper division credits. The paleontology option provides the background needed for those seeking employment with natural history museums (fossil collections and curation). Graduate training beyond the bachelor's degree is considered essential for those seeking a career in teaching and/or research (typically a doctorate). Additionally, some job opportunities for paleontologists exist in the petroleum industry, normally for those with a master's degree.

Visit our Paleontology Page........

News from China...Click on the link below to see the Summur 2011 blog

MSU China Paleontology Expedition

jacksonfootprint This year's crew was also featured in Scientific American Magazine!