Field Techniques of Vertebrate Paleontology in Montana is an exciting three-week experience that includes one week of instruction on campus and two weeks in the badlands of Montana.

Students will learn the skills of collecting dinosaur bones — such as Tyrannosaurus rex and Triceratops — and other fossils from seasoned paleontologists.

The course includes hiking, discovering new bones, and working on sites in progress. This is a science lab course for students of all majors and it has no prerequisites aside from a passion for dinosaurs!

This study tour fulfills the Scientific Explorations general education requirement.


Course code and title

BIO 2330-J1: Field Techniques of Vertebrate Paleontology in Montana


Carter County, Montana


Estimated travel dates

On campus: July 8-12, 2024; In the field: July 13-27, 2024

Estimated costs


Information sessions

  • 6 p.m., Wednesday, April 12, Straz 199