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Department of Geology and Geophysics|Undergraduate

Summer Field Camp

Summer Field Camp 09

*The 2016 Field Camp is full!

>> Link to video of 2013 field trip

Supporting agencies: University of Wyoming College of Arts and Sciences and the Wyoming Geological Survey
Corporate Sponsors: Brunton Company, Estwing Manufacturing

Course Number: GE 4717
6 Credit Hours
Early Summer Session

Reviews field observation of geologic phenomena, methods of geologic mapping and interpretation of data collected. Course consists mainly of field trips and projects. Please see Course Description.

Field Course in Geology Course Description

Dates: May 16–June 28, 2012 (six weeks).

Cost: Tuition for summer 2012 will be approximately $600 ($100/credit hour), the course fee will be about $1900, and additional university fees will apply (about $400). The course fee covers transportation during field work (not airfare to Laramie), course supplies, some instructional costs, meals and lodging while away from Laramie. While in Laramie or working from Laramie, meals (including lunch) and lodging are not covered.

*Note: The University of Wyoming offers this course to both residents and non-residents at resident tuition rates.

Recommended Texts (not required):

Geology in the Field, by Robert R. Compton
Dictionary of Geological Terms, by Robert L. Bates and Julia A. Jackson, eds.


  • Stratigraphy and sedimentation (required)
  • Structural geology (required)
  • Mineralogy, igneous petrology (recommended)

Application Deadline:

Applications are reviewed as they are received. Apply early to improve your chance for acceptance.

Financial Aid:

In order to receive financial aid from UW, students must be enrolled as degree-seeking students at the University of Wyoming. It is possible to enroll as a degree-seeking student for the summer, but the process takes several months. Students are encouraged to START EARLY (January) in their search for financial aid. Other sources may include: NAGT, the National Association of Geology Teachers, which annually awards scholarships to students who are attending a recognized field course. Information and application forms can be found at the NAGT website.

Contact or send applications to:

Dr. Erin Campbell-Stone
Department of Geology and Geophysics
University of Wyoming, Dept. 3006
1000 E. University Ave.
Laramie, WY 82071

Phone: (307) 766-2053
Fax: (307) 766-6679

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