Most geoscience career skillsets include working knowledge of collecting and interpreting geologic data from the field. This capstone class is designed to help you become proficient with associated skills, such as taking strike and dip measurements to document and interpret geologic structures; identifying and mapping rocks, sediments, and soils; constructing geologic and geomorphic cross sections; and analyzing field data to construct reports. Other skills may be applied in the office but can only be well developed through field work; examples of this type of skill include interpreting a published geologic map or a hill shade generated from a LiDAR data set. The objective of this course is to help you enhance your field-based skills through an intensive, immersive, and diverse five weeks of field work. Each year we design the curriculum of the UVU Field Geology Experience to provide you with the best field educational opportunity that we can.


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The UVU Geology Field Experience is a traditional 5+ week, 6 credit hour capstone geology field camp. We design the course to be as inexpensive for UVU students as possible with just a $650 course fee (ground transportation, camping, printing, and supplies fee) and tuition. Because the fee is low, students must provide their own camping equipment and deal with procuring and cooking their own food throughout the class. Each year we can accommodate up to 10 students from external Universities. If you are interested in joining us in 2023, please contact the Coordinating Faculty member before March 15th.

GEO 4600 Faculty:
Dr. Bunds (Structural Geology and Tectonics)
Dr. Czajka (Geotechnical and Environmental Geology)
Dr. Stearns (Petrology and Structural Geology)
Dr. Stephen (Stratigraphy, Sedimentology, and Paleontology)
Dr. Toké (Geomorphology and Geological Hazards)

For additional information please contact the coordinating faculty member Dr. Nathan Toké:

Nathan Toké