Occasionally, the Geology Department offers trips to more distant areas, over spring break, during the summer, or at other break times usually in conjunction with a 2 credit course. These programs will comprise a course that meets once per week during term, plus 5-10 days of fieldwork.

Enrollment will generally be limited because of transportation and/or housing restrictions for the field component. There will be a waitlist for all class years for registration; criteria for admission will vary by program, and there may be a short questionnaire germane to process of admission. An additional fee may apply, and will generally be around $300. (Assistance may be available through various college agencies to help defray this cost for qualified students. Please see Jonathon Cooper for further information).