Field Course Collection

Use the browse below to search for a field course that meets your needs. Field courses are listed in chronological order of their start date. You can narrow your results to in-person, online, or hybrid courses using the box on the right side of the page.

Students with questions or concerns, whether academic, logistical, financial, or health-related, are encouraged to contact the field program director to discuss how such concerns might be managed while in the field before committing to a course. These field programs are not vetted by NAGT.


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Summer Geology Field Course (GEOL-4000)
May 13 - Jun 18, 2024 The Summer Geology Field Course (GEOL-4000) is a 6-semester hour Geology Field experience administeredby the Department of Geological Sciences at East Carolina University. The Course is conducted in northernNew 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 emphasizesproject based learning including: field mapping, stratigraphy and geophysics, and is designed to train students infield oriented problem solving and critical thinking that will prepare them for a professional career in the GeologicalSciences. This includes introducing students to complete project life cycles from data collection in the field, toanalysis in a digital and GIS based environment and final production of scientific reports.

Learning Environment: In-person
Credit Hours: 5-6

Geology Field Camps worldwide
May 13, 2024 - Jan 18, 2025 From Traditional six credits capstone field camp to specialized 3 to 4 credits field camps on 14 locations worldwide. Short mapping camps to specialized volcanology, sequence stratigraphy, depositional systems, paleontology, engineering geology, environmental, hydrology and petroleum field camps.

Learning Environment: In-person
Credit Hours: Other, 5-6, 1-2, 3-4

Wichita State University Geology Field Camp: Wyoming/Montana
May 20 - Jun 27, 2024 Summer field camp is a six credit hour (6SCH) camp and will again be offered in two formats in 2024, (1) traditional, in-person trip to the Bighorn Basin of Wyoming and Montana, and (2) virtual Minecraft gamified format, serving student accessibility needs (travel, health, etc). We welcome applications from WSU and guest students from other colleges and universities. The camp is underwritten by the Woolsey Family Fund for Geology Field Camp, which translates to a camp fee scholarship (~00) for each participating traditional, in-person student.

Learning Environment: In-person, On-line
Credit Hours: 5-6

SSU University: Field Camp II
May 20 - Jun 8, 2024 Students will concentrate on mapping and cross-section construction of well-exposed structures in southwest Montana, where thrust structures involve foreland basin strata. Students will develop skills for making geologic field observations and constructing geologic maps in the field. Students will learn techniques for measuring stratigraphic sections, collecting structural data in the field, describing and recognizing rock units, constructing geologic cross sections, conducting simple structural analyses from the field data, and interpreting geologic history from both stratigraphic and structural relations examined in the field.

Learning Environment: In-person
Credit Hours: 3-4

Angelo State University Field Camp
May 21 - Jun 26, 2024 We depart from San Angelo in West Texas for four big geologic mapping projects in Big Bend Ranch State Park, northern New Mexico, and western Nevada. We will map diverse rock types and structures as we make a transect across the North American Cordillera, including the active Rio Grande Rift and Walker Lane. Our field camp emphasizes the challenge and fun of solving geological puzzles while by describing rock types, making geologic maps, constructing cross-sections, and measuring structures. For fun and education, we will climb Emory Peak in Big Bend National Park, Guadalupe Peak, the tallest peak in Texas, and Sand Mountain, a singing dune in western Nevada. We will stay in cabins, dorm rooms, a small motel, as well as camp out fifteen nights. Faculty include ASU graduates now working as environmental and petroleum geologists. We seek four more students to join our nine Angelo State students to embark on our fifth field camp.

Learning Environment: In-person
Credit Hours: 5-6

University of Wisconsin Oshkosh Field Camp
May 25 - Jul 6, 2024 Our summer geology field camp is designed to expose students to a wide variety of rock types and geologic settings. Projects examine various aspects of the contractional and extensional tectonic history of the North American Cordillera and include work on intrusive/volcanic, sedimentary, and metamorphic rocks, as well as Quaternary landscapes and deposits. We spend the first week on the road in the Black Hills/Badlands, Yellowstone National Park, Grand Tetons National Park, and the Uinta Mountains. We then base ourselves in Park City, Utah, from which we travel to other areas of Utah (Capitol Reef National Park), Nevada (Great Basin National Park), and Wyoming. Field trips take advantage of geologic points of interest that include, but are not limited to Cleveland-Lloyd Dinosaur Quarry, the Great Salt Lake, and Bingham Copper Mine.

Learning Environment: In-person
Credit Hours: 5-6

GeoSPACE Planetary + Volcanology Field Course
May 26 - Jun 9, 2024 GeoSPACE is an accessible and inclusive planetary geoscience field course and mentoring program. Designed by and for people with disabilities, the course is open to anyone looking for a more inclusive and accessible field course, whether you identify as disabled or not. GeoSPACE uses a unique approach with an in-person and virtual cohort, working together in real time. This course provides opportunities to gain experience with digital data collection, photogrammetry, remote sensing, GPS surveying, project management and collaboration in the sedimentary and volcanic landscapes of northern Arizona.

Learning Environment: In-person, Hybrid, On-line
Credit Hours: 3-4, 1-2

University of Missouri: Geology Field Camp
May 26 - Jul 6, 2024 The University of Missouri Geology Field Camp is a six-week, six-credit field course based out of the Branson Field Laboratory in the Wind River Range, western Wyoming. Our two-part curriculum focuses on the development of practical skills and career-readiness, beginning with foundational skills and field methods, such as measuring stratigraphic sections, analysis of sedimentary facies and environments, working with topographic maps, and geologic mapping. In the final two weeks of the course, students practice experimental design, data collection, and analysis in advanced field methods, including groundwater and surface hydrogeology, seismic reflection and refraction, and subsurface basin analysis. This course includes a field trip to Yellowstone and Grand Tetons National Parks.

Learning Environment: In-person
Credit Hours: 5-6

Geology Field Camp in Montana/Wyoming (incl. 6 National Parks)
May 27 - Jul 7, 2024 This field course taught by experienced field geologists provides essential training into field safety and covers all disciplines (igneous, sedimentary, structure, geomorphology, tectonics, economic) in an inclusive and safe environment.

Learning Environment: In-person
Credit Hours: 5-6

Oklahoma State University Geoscience Field Camp
May 27 - Jun 28, 2024 This course is an evolving field experience for traditional geology majors and those interested in environmental geoscience. The course is 5 weeks, with a mix of both traditional and modern digital mapping, as well as exercises in stratigraphy and geophysics. We also include two weeks of environmental geoscience-specific exercises designed for those who envision careers in the environmental field.

Learning Environment: In-person
Credit Hours: 5-6