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Atmospheric science

Students interested in the evolution of life on Earth can take this minor in association with degrees from any field of study across the university. Fundamental courses include historical geology, invertebrate paleontology and vertebrate paleontology.

paleontology, science

Program Highlights

Study fossils and how life has evolved in the context of the changing surface of the earth over millions of years.

Course Catalog

Review admission and course requirements for this degree: