Geology students in the Bahamas scuba diving.

As a geology major, you will take full advantage of the freedom offered by the block plan to go on field trips lasting from 1 to 21 days. You will study geology in the field in almost every class you take, including the following:

Local field trips

  • Outcrops across Iowa, Wisconsin, and Minnesota
  • Shedd Aquarium and Field Museum of Natural History (Chicago)
  • St. Francois Mountains of southeastern Missouri
  • Black Hills of South Dakota
  • Appalachian Mountains of Tennessee

International field courses

As a geology major, you’ll go on one of two extended international field courses.

The Geology of New Zealand Geology of the Bahamas