GEOL 640: Field Geology

Wichita State University offers Geology Field Camp through GEOL 640 (Field Geology), an intense four week field experience in the Bighorn Basin of Wyoming and Montana. This capstone course is an outdoor laboratory for students to test geologic concepts, to learn how to interpret the rock and fossil record, visualize three dimensional geologic relationships, make and interpret geologic maps by various methods, and evaluate data used to make maps.

The prerequisites for this course are Mineralogy, Igneous and Metamorphic Petrology, Field Mapping Methods, Structural Geology, Sedimentology and Stratigraphy.

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Information for Interested Students

- FAQ - Frequently Asked Questions

- Registration and Fee Information (Interest Form)

- Schedule (updated 11/7/13)

- Equipment List

- Policies, Procedures and Code of Conduct

- Big Horn Basin Info

- Field School Director: william.parcell@wichita.edu

Our ability to study the varied Bighorn Basin geology would not be possible without the permission of landowners and federal agencies. Thanks are extended to:

  • American Summits LLC
  • Bureau of Land Management, USDOI
  • Northwest College Main Campus
  • A.L. Mickelson Field Station, Northwest College