Required courses include: Physical Geology, Historical Geology, Mineralogy, Lithology (Petrology), and Structural Geology.
Strongly recommended courses include: Paleontology, Sedimentology, and Stratigraphy.
Geology Field Camp Costs
The estimated cost for the six credit class is $3291.00 (in-state) and $3391.00 (out-of-state). This includes transportation (including the trip to and from Utah from Oshkosh), lodging, fees, and supplies. Food is extra and is prepared by the individual or in small groups.
NAGT (National Association of Geoscience Teachers) offers $500 scholarships to help defray field camp costs. Visit www.nagt.org/nagt/programs/field_scholarships.html for information, deadlines and an application.
Admission into this field course is on a first come first serve basis. Preference is given to University of Wisconsin Oshkosh students, but we nearly always have space for students from other universities. However, space is limited, so students should submit an application form as soon as possible. Once you have been accepted into the course, an $800 down payment will be due to secure your spot in the class.
Send your completed application to:
Dr. Tim Paulsen
University of Wisconsin Oshkosh
Dept. of Geology
800 Algoma Blvd.
Oshkosh, WI 54901
Note: All forms on this website are in .PDF format. You will need Adobe Reader to open these files (follow this link to download it for free).
Students attending the UW Oshkosh geology field camp should also submit the following forms and materials to Dr. Tim Paulsen (field camp director):
3) Proof of Medal Insurance (a photocopy of your medical insurance card)
Payment: In order to reserve a spot in the class, students need to pay an initial $800.00 installment, to be followed by a second $800.00 installment, and a final installment (remainder of fee). Please contact the field camp director regarding payment information and schedule.
Refunds: Fees will be considered non-refundable once paid, unless that student’s position in the course can be filled. Partial refunds (e.g. extenuating circumstances which require a student to depart the course early) will be considered on an individual basis by the field camp director.
Driving Certification: Students must submit the necessary paperwork (see above) to apply to be authorized to drive University vehicles. In-state students are required to submit one form, whereas out-of-state students are required to submit an additional form that has to be signed in the presence of a Notary Public. A Notary Public can be found in 125 Dempsey Hall, UW Oshkosh Campus.
Driver authorization forms (see above) need to be submitted to Pat Bernhardt at Fleet Vehicles on campus. Out-of-state students should send their driver authorization materials directly to the field camp director.