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What do Paleontologists do?

Paleontologists study extinct and fossil animals and plants. Paleontology is a sub-field of geology.

How to become: Paleontologists

Most of these professionals require a bachelor's degree in their science or a related discipline. To be a physical science professional, you need a bachelor's degree in your science or a related field. To conduct research or teach in a post-secondary establishment, you usually need a master's or doctoral degree.

To be a geologist or geophysicist, you may need to become registered by a provincial or territorial association.

Most recent entrants have an undergraduate university degree, and almost 2 in 5 have a graduate degree.

Where to study for a career as: Paleontologists

Brock University
St. Catharines, Ontario, CA

Related Program(s):
Earth Sciences Bachelor; Honours
Environmental Geoscience Bachelor; Honours
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The University of Queensland
Brisbane, AU

Related Program(s):
Earth Science Bachelor
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University of Waterloo
Waterloo, Ontario, CA

Related Program(s):
Earth Sciences Bachelor; Co-op; Honours
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Carleton University
Ottawa, Ontario, CA

Related Program(s):
Earth Sciences Bachelor
Earth Sciences Bachelor; Honours
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Memorial University – St. John’s Campus
St. John's, Newfoundland and Labrador, CA

Related Program(s):
Earth Sciences Bachelor
Chemistry/Earth Sciences (BSc) Bachelor; Honours
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Modified on January 26, 2022

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