IU Geologic Field Station

IUGFS Judson Mead Geologic Field Station

The Indiana University Geologic Field Station strives to lead the nation in teaching geosciences in the field, in research focused on field–based learning in geosciences, in supporting discovery, and on development of best practices in field geosciences through workshops and conferences.

Our courses are taught by award-winning faculty in a world-class field facility in Montana. And, we offer a number of scholarships each year to recognize outstanding students and to defray the cost of our courses.

Field Courses

  • EAS X429 – Field Geology in the Rocky Mountains, our 6-week, 6-credit face-to-face capstone field course based out of the IUGFS facility in SW Montana. This course will be taught June 10 through July 23.

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  • EAS E432Field Geology Fundamentals in Montana and Wyoming, a virtual, online course (mostly asynchronous), 3-weeks, 40 hours/week, 4-credits. This course will be taught July 22 through August 9. 
  • EAS X498 – a 1-week, 1-credit face-to-face subdiscipline concentration course based out of the IUGFS facility in SW Montana. There are five subdisciplines to choose from. They are all taught simultaneously, so you can only take one X498 concentration course. These concentration courses will be taught June 29 through July 3.

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