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Department of Geology and Geophysics


Summer Field Camp

Summer Field Camp 09

*The 2017 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 15–July 28, 2017 (six weeks).

Cost: Tuition for summer 2017 will be $124.00/credit hour, at resident rate. The field course fee will be $1900.00 for all four sections; $1000 for the first three week section (3 credits), and $300 for each of the following one week (1 credit) projects; additional mandatory university fees of $300-400.00 will be accessed based on the number of enrolled credit hours. The field course fee covers transportation during field work, course supplies, some instructional costs, meals, and lodging while away from Laramie.

*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.

To apply for Summer Field Camp Scholarship/Financial Assistance please complete the Geology and Geophysics Summer Application at

Contact or send applications to:

Dr. Barbara John
Department of Geology and Geophysics
University of Wyoming, Dept. 3006
1000 E. University Ave.
Laramie, WY 82071

Phone: (307) 223-1951
Fax: (307) 766-6679

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Dept. 3006

1000 E. University Ave.

Laramie, WY 82071-2000

Phone: (307)766-3386

Fax: (307)766-6679


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