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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;

  • Paleontologist
  • Education
  • 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.

At A Glance

  • Degree Available: Bachelor of Science
  • Minor Available? Yes
  • Graduate Degree Available? No
  • Campus: Macomb
  • Study Opportunities: GradTrac, Honors

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