Summer Field Course GEOL-4000

Hosted by: East Carolina University

May 16, 2022 - June 21, 2022


The Summer Geology Field Course (GEOL-4000) is a 6-semester hour, capstone Geology Field experience administered by the Department of Geological Sciences at East Carolina University. The Course is conducted in northern New Mexico and southern Colorado within a geologic and tectonic setting that includes the Southern Rocky Mountains,
the Colorado Plateau, the Rio Grande Rift, the Jemez Caldera, and the San Juan Mountains. The course emphasizes project based learning including: field mapping, stratigraphy and geophysics, and is designed to train students in field oriented problem solving and critical thinking that will prepare them for a professional career in the Geological
Sciences. This includes introducing students to complete project life cycles from data collection in the field, to analysis in a digital and GIS based environment and final production of scientific reports.


6 Credits

Application Deadline


Tuition - 3700
Other course fees - 75

Other Important Information

The course is in a 4+2 format with an online introduction followed by 4 weeks in the field and a week at the end for project completion.

Contact Info

For more information, contact David Farris ( or Lauren Morrison (MORRISONL14@ECU.EDU)