Field Camp 2022


2022 Schedule: The course will start on Monday, May 30th and end on Tuesday, July 12th.  Students must plan on arriving on Sunday, May 29th and departing the morning of Wednesday, July 13th

Length: The 2022 Geology summer field course will be 6 weeks in length.  Students will receive 6 semester credit hours for completion of the course.

Course Information: Students will receive 6 semester credit hours for completion of the course. Student will register for EARTHSC 5189.01  Field Geology 1  and  EARTHSC 5189.02  Field Geology 2.  Registration for both classes is required for OSU students.

Prerequisite courses:  The prerequisites for EarthSci 5189.01 and 5189.02 are undergraduate courses in Earth Materials (EarthSci 4421 or equivalent), Petrology (EarthSci 4423 or equivalent) and Structural Geology (EarthSci 4530 or equivalent).  The SES requires a grade of C- or better in all geology courses required for the major leading up to the summer field courses.

**In special cases where a student’s undergraduate training in geology has been at a school other than OSU, exceptions may be made with respect to the prerequisite courses.

Course emphasis:

  • Observation of stratigraphic units and their characteristics
  • Interpretation and synthesis of structures, paleoenvironments, and geologic history
  • Presentation of results by means of geologic maps and cross-sections
  • Experience with 3D visualization, GIS, GPS and computer analysis of field data