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About UCMP : Education and public programs
Paleontology education at Berkeley
The Museum of Paleontology supports these courses and programs with all of its resourcescollections, laboratories, staff, research programs, public lectures, and employment opportunities for students. Interested students should consult the following websites for departmental information on courses and undergraduate admissions.
If you are interested in finding out more about careers in paleontology and how to prepare for them, read "I Want To Be a Paleontologist!", an on-line publication by the Paleontological Research Institute.
Students of paleobiology benefit from having access to the
facilities, expertise, and collections of the Museum. Facilities include
DNA extraction, molecular sequencing, macro- and microfossil prep labs,
paleohistology and wet labs; and an environmental scanning electron microscope. The Museum has one of the largest
collections of fossil protists, invertebrates, plants, and vertebrates
in the nation, as well as large collections of modern vertebrate skeletal
elements and invertebrates.
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