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Why Wyoming? Because geology shouldn't be a class. It should be an experience.

"I went into the program an accounting major, but I came out rediscovering my passion of geology and the outdoors and ended up changing my majors to anthropology and geology!"
​ Joseph LeFurgey

"I personally benefited from learning how we can get a snapshot of the past by studying elements present today. I never realized how the history of the earth is right in front of our eyes if we just know what to look for and where."
Beckah Hufstetler

"Personally, I feel like, not only did I enjoy earning a grade outside of the classroom, but it was more than just school or class. It really was the experience of a lifetime."
​ Kiston Dowler

Wyoming, where the untamed spirit of the west lives on and challenges your sense of adventure. From its snow capped mountain tops to its deep canyons and vast stretches of natural landscapes and all that is Yellowstone, Wyoming challenges your inner senses to become all that surrounds you.

From a geological perspective billions of years have produced a variety of natural processes resulting in mountain ranges, high plains and sedimentary basins that span the entire state. Wyoming’s landscape of today contains energy resources, mineral deposits and geologic treasures that blend together to form an environment that has to be experienced.


Earn a total of eight natural science credit hours, and complete your Area D science requirements, during an intensive summer program in Wyoming that features Geology 1121k (Physical Geology) and Geology1122k (Historical Geology). The program itinerary includes eight evening classes in the GHC geology lab on the Floyd campus in Rome followed by two weeks in Wyoming.

​This Georgia Highlands College summer program provides some of the most spectacular geological formations and scenery in the world through a unique hands-on study environment.

All participants must be 18 years of age at the time of trip departure.

"Rocks are records of events that took place at the time they were formed. They are books. They have a different vocabulary, a different alphabet, but you can learn how to read them."

John McPhee