A quiet rock sits in a patch of sunshine in the Bighorn National Forest, Wyoming


Geological Engineering Design Field Camp 1

GE 301

Dates: May 20 – June 2, 2024
Credit Hours: 3
Instructors: Dr. Jennifer Gifford, Assistant Professor of Geology and Geological Engineering and Dr. Julie Retrum, Instructor in Geology and Geological Engineering
Cost: $2000 plus tuition
Application Deadline: March 1, 2024

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  • Students will learn the use of the Brunton compass for measuring and orienting in the field
  • Measure and describe stratigraphic sections while in the field
  • Experience geological mapping and construction of relevant geological illustrations from the data collected
  • Explore the Bighorn National Forest and the Amsden Wildlife Habitat Management Area

Please verify specific dates with instructor and confirm that the course has adequate enrollment to make before making travel arrangements. Itinerary subject to change.

*There will be only one section of GE 301 offered this summer.

Students should plan to arrive in Sheridan, WY on May 20, and the field camp will take place May 20 – June 2, 2024.

Students will be based in Sheridan, WY; field experiences will be centered on the Bighorn National Forest, Amsden Wildlife Habitat Management Area, and Bald Mountain.

Students will make their own travel arrangements to and from Sheridan, WY. Ground transportation and shared accommodations in Wyoming will be provided. Shared accommodations will be provided. Study USA students may have their airfare billed to their bursar account. Details will be available upon enrollment in the course.

This program is a required class for all students in the B.S. degrees of both Geology and Geological Engineering. GEOL 225 and GEOL 314 are prerequisites.

$2000 plus tuition. Included in the program fee are housing, group ground transportation in Wyoming, most meals, selected course materials, tours, and admission fees. Excluded from the cost are the Study USA application fee, tuition, travel expenses to/from Wyoming, and personal spending money.

Once accepted to a program, the student accepts financial responsibility for Study USA program fees and tuition and must adhere to the application and withdrawal policy.

Study USA Scholarships

Deadline: Coincides with program deadline

Outreach Study USA Scholarship
The Outreach Study USA Scholarship supports student participation in Study USA courses. Scholarship awards range from $500 to $750 and are designed to help offset the additional expenses associated with academic travel.

Carolyn Ellis Staton Study USA Scholarship
The Carolyn Ellis Staton Study USA Scholarship was established to increase access to unique experiential learning programs. These scholarships will help to make engaging educational travel opportunities more accessible to students with financial need. Scholarship awards range from $250 to $750 and are designed to help offset the additional expenses associated with academic travel.