Paleontology - An Option of Study in the Geology Major
“At WIU, we take a specimen-based approach to learning about organisms and their evolution.” -- Thomas Hegna, Assistant Professor
Paleontology is the study of past life. The Paleontology option at WIU couples a solid geological education with biology to give students a sound foundation for pursuing a career in paleontology.
Possible Career Paths
Students who major in Geology - Paleontology are equipped to work in careers such as;
- Geological Consultant
- Museum Curator
The curriculum also prepares students for advanced graduate study.
Why Paleontology at WIU?
We are the ONLY undergraduate paleontology program in Illinois.