Geology in the Field

Geology students snorkel in the Bahamas

Geology in the Field

Geology students in the field study rocks

Geologist works on a field study

We highly value field experiences in all of our classes, from our introductory geology Liberal Studies courses to topical courses at the upper level. There is no better place to see geology and learn how to make appropriate scientific observations, apply classroom knowledge, and hone skills than outside in our local and campus environment, on field trips to nearby areas such as the Great Smoky Mountains National Park, or even on trips to a different continent! Through class field trips, projects, and research, our students gain valuable experience that allows them to become competent professionals upon graduation.

Geology Field Experiences

As geologists, we learn much about the earth by going out in the field. Not only do we get out on our local campus, but we also go off campus for classes and to conduct research. Browse the links below to learn about our recent class field trips.

Faculty & Student Research

To learn more about faculty and student research, visit our research gallery.

Geology students makes notes by a rushing creek

Geology students pauses to write down observations while hiking


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