Undergraduate Studies

Field Experience

Field Trips

Field experiences are an important aspect of all of the geological sciences. The UA Department of Geological Sciences integrates field trips into numerous undergraduate and graduate classes and sponsors a Regional Geology Class (GEO 490/590) that focuses on field trips to classic geologic locations. Recent locations include the La Popa Basin and Craton.

Summer Field Course

The Department of Geological Sciences offers a five-week field course for undergraduates, with opportunities to apply geologic techniques and principles, such as mapping, data collecting, and reporting. The course is offered during the first summer term (late May to late June), and students must apply to enroll.

Rio Grande river landscape
Rio Grande River, New Mexico

GEO 495: Geology Field Course

Cliff edge of Caldera in New Mexico
Ignimbrite Outcrop, Bandelier National Monument, New Mexico

Plans are underway for the 2023 field course and will be posted here in February. Please contact Dr. Kim Genareau, Field Course Director, if you have specific questions or want additional information. If you are not a UA student, you can still take the course for transferrable credit, and should contact Dr. Genareau as early as possible.