Field Studies, Workshops and High School Guests

Geology Field School

Wichita State offers a summer field course in geology (GEOL 640). The camp is based in the Bighorn Basin of northern Wyoming and southern Montana. The summer course consists of five weeks in the field, for which students receive 6 hours of credit.

Applicants should have completed coursework in physical and historical geology and at least 12 credit hours of advanced geology, preferably including a field methods mapping course. Inquiries should be directed to the Department of Geology, 114 Geology Building.


Workshops devoted to current topics are offered throughout the year. Typical courses include workshops for teachers in the areas of business, education and fine arts; courses in current health issues; an entrepreneurship workshop for people considering creating a small business; and field study in topics such as the floral ecology of the Rocky Mountains, the Osage culture in Oklahoma, or a wilderness experience in a national park. Special fees are charged for workshops.

High School Students

High school students who have completed their sophomore year may enroll in WSU classes as guest students and earn college credit for those courses until they graduate from high school (see Guest Students — High School). Other summer opportunities for high school students at Wichita State include sports camps in basketball, baseball and volleyball, and enrichment courses for career exploration.