SJSU Geology Field Camp

Summer Field Geology (Geol 129B-4 units and Geol 129C-2 units) will be taught in the field.

Please contact Jonathan Miller for permission codes and details.

The San José State University Geology Department offers a field-based mapping course every year. The course is split into two sessions: a spring session and a summer session. The spring session (129A), or a similar introductory field mapping course, is required in order to register for the summer session. The summer session offers the choice of a 4-credit, 30-day course (129B) or a 2-credit, 22-day course (129C). Either one of the summer courses, in conjunction with the spring introductory field course, will satisfy the department field camp requirement. Students considering professional licensure in Geology in the future will need a minimum of 5 upper division field geology units and should take 129B.


NOTE!  All dates listed below are tentative and subject to change.  Check back in December or January for updates.


2022 Summer Field Camp (129B/C) will be led by Jonathan Miller.  Dates are June 1 through June 30. 129B. There is a course fee of $1600 for 129B (separate from tuition); Geology 129C will complete tentatively around June 21 and has a $1200 fee (separate from tuition).


Transportation to-and-from field sites will be provided by the Geology department (exception: students registered for 129C must coordinate their own return transportation). Students are strongly encouraged to apply for authorization to operate a state vehicle if they have not already done so; please contact Leslie Blum in the Geology Department Office for instructions on getting authorized.

Please review the SJSU Summer Registration Webpage for general information regarding Summer Session. For current information, please sign up for the University's Summer Session Newsletter.

Want to know what being a student at SJSU Geology Field Camp is like? Check out our Insider's Look webpage for more!

Field Camp Forms:

Driving Directions to the Kalamazoo camp [pdf]

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