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Geology classes at UW-Eau Claire include regular field excursions to the Black Hills and Badlands areas of South Dakota, northern and western Wisconsin, Arkansas, the Upper Peninsula of Michigan and many local field trips in the Eau Claire area. Alumni and current students cite the emphasis on field work as the biggest advantage to this program over others — our students are doing from day one.
A 3 credit, 3 week GE course that runs every summer, just after final exams, Geol 303 is a popular first immersion in field geology. Geology majors as well as students in other disciplines are welcome in this course. Past locations have included:
In addition to the strong field component in our curriculum, a number of ongoing research programs encourage students to pursue independent research projects in the field, including the following field areas:
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