Natural Science Field Study

May 27 – June 10, 2023 • Geology of Yellowstone and the Surrounding Region


The group will cook its own meals, sleep in tents and a cabin, and engage in education by hiking over and through some of the best geological, historical, and cultural sites to be found. You will keep a journal describing what you see and learn from first-hand observation, trail lectures, interpretive centers, and readings.


Fulfill your general education Lab-Science class requirement in an exciting hands-on manner. The specific states visited each year depend on the itinerary for the summer that you choose to travel. Our 2023 Field Study offering will have you traveling by van from RU to points in South Dakota, Wyoming, and Idaho.


The GEO travel fee for Field Study 2023 is $500. Tuition and lab fee for NSC 2204 – Natural Science Field Study is $2468. Students may also elect a no-credit option for $2000.


You need the ability to walk and hike for several miles each day. Also bring a great attitude as you explore nature, camp outside, try new experiences, and cook meals over a fire. Any student of any major may apply.


NSC 2204 Natural Science Field Study with Lab
Various geological, environmental, conservation and climate topics are explored in a field study experience. Specific topics will depend on the locations visited. Counts as a lab course. Travel fee variable.

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