About the University of Arizona and Tucson

Where We Are

Located in the basin and range province near the Colorado Plateau, the southern Rocky Mountains, and the Gulf of California, Tucson offers a remarkable natural setting for field studies.

Within easy reach are Paleozoic fossil beds, Precambrian through Tertiary metamorphic rocks, Laramide thrusts and Tertiary metamorphic core complexes and detachment faults, volcanics and intrusions, pediments, and alluvial fans located in a recently active landscape.

The Department of Geosciences is located in the Gould-Simpson building on the ground floor at 1040 East 4th Street on the University of Arizona campus in Tucson.


Campus Map


Geologic map of the Tucson area

UA Campus Facilities, Services, & Attractions

Tucson Mountain Park

Tucson Area Information

Old Main, the first building at the University of Arizona