Seeing geology in the field is an important part of an education in Earth sciences. The Department of Earth Sciences gets students into the field on class field trips, spring break field trips and international faculty led programs. 

Island of SyrosStudents on the Island of Syros, Greece participating in the USD faculty led program “Isles of Greece.”


Death ValleyProfessor Sweeney discussing dune formation with students on a spring break trip to Death Valley National Park, California.


El MalpaisStudents on a spring break field trip below La Ventana Natural Arch at El Malpais National Monument, New Mexico.


LeadStudents investigating the Deadwood Formation in the Black Hills during a class field trip.