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Summer in the Rockies application

Introductory Physical Geology in the Rocky Mountains is a four-credit course.

The program cost of $1,500 includes tuition, transportation and all related field expenses. The program is limited to 12 students. Priority is given to incoming first-year Augustana students who have made a deposit for enrollment at Augustana College. New student registration for GEOL105 requires a $500 non-refundable deposit, sent along with the application below. The remaining $1,000 must be made by the July billing date.

Please return the lower portion of this form with your $500 non-refundable deposit as soon as possible after making your deposit for enrollment at Augustana College. This course usually fills by mid-May; call (309) 794-7318 or (309) 794-7304 for availability. Print this document and mail lower portion to:

Augustana College
Geology Department
Rocky Mountain Field Course
639 38th St.
Rock Island, IL 61201

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Application Form for Summer Field Course: Physical Geology in the Rocky Mountains


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Josh Pearson and Matt Harrington

Winning research from two geology seniors

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Jenny Arkle

Remote learning

To research mountain formation, Jenny Arkle travels to remote places. Her students can use the thermochronology lab on campus and also travel off campus—way off campus. 

Mike Wolf near Bonaire

Geology faculty explore a tropical island for midwinter classes

Dr. Kelsey Arkle talks about a faculty scouting trip to the island of Bonaire, one J-term option for students in 2020.