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Science  20 Oct 1944:
Vol. 100, Issue 2599, pp. 348-350
DOI: 10.1126/science.100.2599.348


Believing as I do that geology in the immediate future will have a greater application, that with that application we shall see its expansion, I present the suggestions in this paper. They are based upon careful consideration, analyses, deductions from assembled views and opinions. Specialization will mean more and better geologists but also a greater graduate school population which must be fed from the undergraduate curriculum. There, and there particularly, is the basement complex on which to build. The greatest immediate need in geology is a broad, adequate undergraduate preparation, not so much geology itself, but in a slightly appalling list of collateral "must" subjects. Once this foundation is attained, graduate work in its several fields will care for itself.