GEO 295 - Introduction to Field Geology
(3 credits, 2 weeks)

Location and Facilities: Owens Valley near Bishop in Eastern California

Accommodations: Owens Valley Station, White Mountain Research Center, 3000 E. Line Street, Bishop, CA 93514

Dates of Camp: Arriving Wednesday, September 11, 2024; departing Sunday, September 22, 2024

  • Leave Corvallis, September 11, 2024; 6:00 am
  • Arrive Owens Valley Station, CA, September 11, 2024; around 6:00 pm
  • Leave Owens Valley Station, CA, September 22, 2024; 6:00 am
  • Arrive Corvallis, September 22, 2024; around 6:00 pm

Course Prerequisite: OSU GEO 201 (Physical Geology)

Transportation: OSU Motor Pool Van. No private vehicles.

Gear: Field geology gear, sleeping bag and boots required (complete supply list). Fee covers some supplies.

Cost: 3 credits OSU tuition, $1,200 field course fee

Course Details

For More Information: Contact Andrew Meigs (andrew.meigs at, 541-737-1214) or Jessica Creveling (jessica.creveling at, 541-737-2112)

GEO 495 - Advanced Field Geology
(6 credits, 4 weeks)

Dates of Camp: June 17 to July 12, 2024
GEO 495 Informational Meeting is scheduled for 5:30 p.m. on February 29, 2024 in Wilkinson Hall Room 129

Location, Facilities and Rules: Mitchell, Wheeler County, Central Oregon


Course Prerequisites:

  • GEO 201 Physical Geology
  • GEO 202 Earth Systems Science
  • GEO 295 Introduction to Field Geology
  • GEO 310 Mineralogy
  • GEO 315 Petrology
  • GEO 340 Structural Geology
  • GEO 370 Stratigraphy and Sedimentation (recommended)
  • GEO 415 Igneous Petrography (recommended)

Cost: 6 credits OSU tuition, $1,300 field course fee. Scholarships may be available to offset the cost of GEO 495. Additional information will be emailed out to applicants shortly.

Gear: Field geology gear, sleeping bag and boots required. Fee covers some supplies. Reading Material on Regional Geology: Field Camp Library


Application for 2024 is now open.  APPLY NOW.
Application Deadline: February 29, 2024
Please contact Frank Sousa ( if you have further questions about Geo 495.


Transportation provided via OSU Motor Pool vans. NO private vehicles allowed.
Lodging will be at the Mitchell Field Station, Mitchell, Oregon.
Meals are provided.

For More Information: Frank Sousa,