Welcome to MSU Field Camp 2019!

Course: GEO429R Field Geology

Instructors: Dr. Drew Laskowski and Dr. Devon Orme

Dates: June 23 - July 21, 2019

Mandatory Organizing Meeting: TBA

Estimated Costs:

  • Fee $1530
  • In State Tuition (3 credits) $870.60
  • Out of State Tuition (3 credits) $3,085.05


  • GEO 211 
  • GEO 307
  • GEO 309
  • GEO 315
  • *Starting Summer 2019, Field Methods (GEO 428) will also be required. 


Click here  for the online Field Camp application. This must be submitted by March 1st, 2019.

External (Non-MSU) Applicants:

We welcome applications from non-MSU students to attend our field camp. The number of external applicants admitted to our field camp will vary year-to-year based on the number of internal applicants.To apply, please complete the following steps: (1) Complete the following Google Form (https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSeEuVv75coXNB1OEwt7FdYod3h0aKlAxg1HXuAjo_GyGDYHdQ/viewform?usp=sf_link) to apply. (2) After completion of the form, send Dr. Devon Orme (devon.orme@montana.edu) an email indicating you have applied. This email should contain the reason why you would like to attend MSU Field Camp. (3) After the Field Camp Directors review your application, you will be notified whether you are accepted or not. If accepted, you will receive instructions on how to apply to be a MSU non-degree seeking student. Please do not apply to MSU without completing the above form and contacting the directors. 


A senior capstone course for the geology and paleontology options. Summer field course with application of field procedures and mapping techniques to a variety of geologic problems and exercises. Students will study a range of rock types, sedimentary depositional environments, and structural deformation styles in order to learn the geological and tectonic history of the western North America Cordillera. Extensive hiking and outdoor physical challenges require that students be physically fit. A fee for supplies, transportation, and other logistical expenses is required. 

If you have any immediate questions or concerns, please contact andrew.laskowski@montana.edu 

Have a great day!