Geological Science and Engineering

Geological Sciences and Geological Engineering
Geological Sciences and Geological Engineering
NOTICE: The Department of Geological Sciences and Geological Engineering recognizes that field work is a very important aspect of your education.  While we were disappointed that fall field trips and in-person activities would not be possible, but we also believe that the University and the Faculties have taken the most prudent course of action in light of the pandemic.  As a result, field trips will not be scheduled for the Fall of 2020. We hope that in the Winter and Spring of 2021 we can offer some in-person on campus learning experiences and field trips. GEOE/L 300 will be held in late summer 2021. Fees for trips are not expected at this time and the costs will be reviewed and updated at a later date. If your degree and spring graduation is dependent on a cancelled field trip, please make sure the department is aware of this as there will be a plan in place for students needing specific field courses in order to graduate.

Field Trips

The study of the earth is becoming increasingly more sophisticated, with the application of the latest analytical, geophysical, and mathematical techniques. However, the fundamental object of study remains the earth in all its complexity. As part of a rigorous curriculum, the Department of Geological Science and Geological Engineering believes that direct exposure to rocks in the field is essential if students are to bridge the gap between lecture-hall theory and real-world practice.

The Fall field course in 2nd year is designed to familiarize students with basic geological field methods and prepare them for the Geological Field School held at the end of the second year, in folded metasedimentary and metavolcanic rocks near Sutton, Quebec. 

Third- and fourth-year courses include numerous field trips in the Kingston area, Quebec, and adjacent parts of the United States. In addition to the many day trips, several week long field schools are available to 3rd and 4th year students in the program, including 3rd year sedimentary geology field course to the US;  a 4th year structures/sedimentary field course to Quebec; and a 4th year GeoEng field course to Timmins, Sudbury. In addition a one-week carbonates field trip travels to Bermuda each year.

The department of Geological Sciences and Geological Engineering offers Field Trips for the following courses:

Overnight Trips Day Trips
GEOL/E 301 GEOL/E 221
GEOL/E 401 GEOE 281
GEOE 410 GEOL/E 321
Bermuda Field Seminar for select students who complete GEOL/E 368 GEOL/E 300
GEOL/E 419 GEOL/E 337 and 368

GEOL/E 221

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