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Field Trips

BYU's Geology program is very field-oriented. The BYU Geology Club and the American Association of Petroleum Geologists (AAPG) group go on many field trips each semester. All geology and non-geology students (that means you) are welcome to join us on our many adventures to experience the wonders of natural world. To join either of these clubs please reach out to the club presidents via email or join the Geology Club GroupMe.

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
  • Appalachians.
  • Volcanism and Sedimentology in Italy
  • Glaciation and Metamorphism in Switzerland

Scholarships are available that greatly reduce the cost to students.