BYU's Geology program is very field-oriented and a global experience. Thanks to the Geology – Hamblin Mentored Field Trip fund, geology students have the opportunity to travel the world. Each year the department provides opportunities for advanced undergraduates and graduate students to examine rocks and geological processes at premier localities around the globe. These one- to two-week field trips allow students to do mentored research projects and develop field expertise rarely available to undergraduate students. These programs have studied:
- Active volcanism of Hawaii.
- Tectonic Evolution in the Himalayas
- Carbonate formation in Florida and the Bahamas.
- Tectonism and plutonism in the northeast
- Volcanism and Sedimentology in Italy
- Glaciation and Metamorphism in Switzerland
Scholarships are available that greatly reduce the cost to students.