Paleontology combines biology and geology, and paleontologists need a broad scientific training. In high school, you'll need to take biology, chemistry, physics and math. When you move onto college, there are two possible pathways. Invertebrate paleontologists usually take a B.S. in geology with a Minor in zoology. Vertebrate paleontologists commonly take the opposite route, a B.S. in zoology with a Minor in geology, although some enter the field through geology. Paleobotanists usually take a B.S. in biology or botany, with a Minor in Geology. Whatever path you take, your undergraduate degree will be only the first stop in your university education. Almost all jobs in paleontology require advanced, graduate degrees, and most paleontologists complete a Ph.D. It's a long road, but we think that paleontologists have one of the best jobs ever. For most of us, it is a job that we've wanted since we were kids. Study hard, and you can get there too!