Paleontological research takes students and advanced researchers around the globe as they conduct research in collections or on expeditions in the field to document evolutionary patterns in their favorite animals.  Graduate students in Paleontology at NCSU and from other national programs find careers as faculty members in universities or as curators or collection managers working hands-on with new fossil remains in museums.  Some graduates also find careers in medical schools where it is often vertebrate paleontologists that teach human anatomy and/or histology. Some work with archaeologists to study the animals that lived along side humans in ancient cultures or work for geologic surveys to protect fossils on public land.

The broad, interdisciplinary nature of paleontology provides students with multiple directions for future careers, and gives a perspective of life on this planet that few others enjoy.   Come check it out!

Undergraduate Courses in Paleontology and Related Courses:
MEA 120/121: Dinosaurian World and Dinosaurian World Laboratory
MEA 202/211: Historical Geology and Historical Geology Laboratory
MEA 411: Marine Sediment Transport
MEA 450: Introduction to Sedimentary Petrology and Stratigraphy
MEA 472: Paleontology Methods
MEA 492: (Special Topics)
                 Dinosaur Anatomy, Physiology and Evolution

Above: Students uncovering new finds in Montana