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Utah Geology Field Camp

Dates: 25 April–4 June 2022
Application Deadline: 15 February 2022

Geological Field Methods, Geological Mapping, and Geologic Writing is the “capstone” course for the BS degree in Geology. To be successful in this course, students are expected to draw on the knowledge obtained from all of their geology classes. Students will use field observations and mapping to produce a synthesis report on the geologic history of the field area.

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Courses

Students must take 6 credit hours of the following courses:
GEOL 420 – Geological Field Methods (2 credit hours)
GEOL 421 – Geological Mapping (2 credit hours)
GEOL 422 – Geologic Writing (2 credit hours)

Participants may not take any other courses on this program, including BYU Online courses, without approval by the program director and ISP.
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Cost

$1,700–2,000

Includes Latter-day Saint undergraduate full tuition (increased cost for graduate and non–Latter-day Saint students), housing when away from Provo, group transportation on field trips, and travel insurance.

Does not include meals.
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Funding Sources

Regular BYU tuition scholarships, Pell Grants, and Federal Insured Student Loans may be applied to study abroad programs. Students who submit the financial aid section of the ISP application and who have a current FAFSA form on file at the Financial Aid Office (A-41 ASB) will be considered for a study abroad scholarship and may be considered for other scholarships. They must indicate on their original online application that they want to be considered for financial aid. Academic departments and colleges may assist with scholarships and grants. Private grants and scholarships outside of BYU may also assist (see kennedy.byu.edu/scholarships).
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Preparation

Students are required to complete the following prerequisite courses:
GEOL 352 – Petrology
GEOL 370 – Sedimentology and Stratigraphy
GEOL 375 – Structural Geology

All participants are required to show proof of complete COVID-19 vaccination (including booster) at least two weeks prior to departure.
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Housing

Students will stay in Provo for much of the course. While away from Provo, students will camp or stay in hotels. Students are required to provide their own food.
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Travel

Students are responsible for purchasing their own airfare to and from the program sites. Airline reservations must be made through BYU Travel. Students should contact a BYU Travel agent.

BYU Travel
280 HRCB | (801) 422-6293 | travel@byu.edu
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Application Process

Students must be 18 years of age or older. Complete the $35 (non-refundable) online application at https://isp.byu.edu/. Applicants will be interviewed once the application is complete. Students will be notified via e-mail of their acceptance into the program. The first payment is due upon acceptance. Please refer to the Payment Information document.

Deadline: 15 February 2022
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Program Adjustments

International Study Programs (ISP) reserves the right to cancel this program, revise its offerings, or make any adjustments to the preliminary cost.

If it becomes necessary for ISP to cancel a program, all program payments made to BYU ISP will be refunded to the student’s BYU Financial account.

ISP is the only office authorized to cancel any of its programs.
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Faculty

Geology professors Sam Hudson, Greg Carling, Ron Harris, Steve Nelson, Eric Christiansen, Scott Ritter, John McBride, Jani Radebaugh, and Kevin Rey.

For questions contact:
Greg Carling
(801) 422-2622
greg.carling@byu.edu

Sam Hudson
(801) 422-4657
sam.hudson@byu.edu
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Contact Us

International Study Programs
101 HRCB
(801) 422-3686
isp@byu.edu
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ISP Student Handbook

To see the student handbook, click here.
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Payment Schedule

To see the payment schedule, click here.