Student Opportunities and Services

Geology, geography and planning students at San Andreas Fault marker in California.

Learn outside the classroom. Work alongside the pros. Get involved and make connections.

Field trips

Our classes frequently learn outside of the classroom on field trips. SEES annual spring break field trips have gone to many places across the United States.

  • Southern Appalachian Mountains
  • Colorado Plateau
  • Florida Keys
  • California

Witness the principles of geology, geography, and planning put into practice as you explore different geographic areas.

  • GLG 360 students visit Morro Bay, CA.

  • GRY 325 students learning in Arkansas.

  • GLG 333 Wichita Mountain Wildlife Refuge in Oklahoma.

  • GRY 322 Urban Geography field trip to St. Louis

  • GLG 360 at the Grand Canyon and Four Corners, USA

  • GRY 240 field trip to a Missouri cave

  • GLG 412 Arbuckle Mountains in Oklahoma

GLG 360 - Spring 2024 - New Mexico

Contact Dr. Gary Michelfelder

Field Geology, GLG 412 - Field Camp - Summer 2024 

GLG 413 - Field Geology - Summer 2024

Contact Dr. Matt McKay or Damon Bassett


We also have ongoing trips to Jamaica. You can study sea-rise level, sedimentation and beach erosion.

Contact Dr. Robert Pavlowsky to learn more.

GLG 360 - Summer 2024 

Contact Dr. Kevin Mickus  or Damon Bassett to learn more.


Observe and learn while on the job. As an intern, you can build practical working experience in many areas:

  • Area analysis
  • Data collection and interpretation
  • Mapping
  • Regional study
  • Travel and tourism

As a SEES student, you may also complete a senior seminar; talk to your academic advisor for more information.

Student organizations

Connect with your classmates. Get involved on campus and grow your presence. Our school advisors are linked below, please contact them for more information on how to get involved.

Access the tools for success

Use resources around campus to aid your academic journey.

Find more ways to enhance your MSU experience through our Guide to Services.