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

As you are all well aware, it is difficult to make firm plans during this uncertain time. Even though OSU is planning for face-to-face courses for fall term, this is subject to change, and OSU is still working toward safe and realistic logistics for field camp. For this reason, we are also making a variety of travel and local-based alternate plans for GEO 295 instruction, or a remote course. We will keep you informed of these plans as soon as we have specific information.

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: Friday, September 11 to Tuesday, September 22, 2020

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: Program Fee = $1000 plus fall tuition

Course Details

For More Information: Contact Andrew Meigs,, 541-737-1214

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

Dates of Camp: Monday, June 22 to Saturday, July 18, 2020

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, $1,000 field course fee (including $100 application 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 and $100 Deposit Deadline: March 2, 2020
Application Form
We are not accepting applications from non-OSU students at this time.


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: Barry Walker,