Geologists study the Earth. We look at the Earth’s origins and how it has changed, and continues to change, over time. We study all of the Earth’s components, from its core to the highest mountains and from its thousands of different minerals to its interaction with the rest of our solar system.A group of students and a professor in the field

UA Geosciences students and faculty are involved in everything from predicting earthquakes to finding and extracting minerals from mines to monitoring coral reefs. We even have a project on Mars!

We work outside, in laboratories, and on computers. We encourage our undergraduates to participate in research, and our students and faculty work closely with many other exciting departments, such as Planetary Sciences, Atmospheric Sciences, and Physics.

Our Tucson location couldn’t be better for studying the Earth: Four mountain ranges and an exceptionally diverse desert allow us to study the Earth just minutes from campus in any direction. And where else can you find the Gulf of California, the Grand Canyon, and White Sands National Monument less than a day’s drive away?

The University of Arizona Geosciences Department provides a top ranked program, with an exciting field-based environment for students. All Major options require students to either participate in a Summer Field Camp that provides hands on, real world experience, or for students to complete research alongside one of our world-renowned faculty members.

To schedule an appointment with an Advisor to learn more about the program, please select “Undergraduate Advising” in the Undergrad Menu to the left of the screen. We look forward to meeting with you and sharing more about this growing, exciting field!

     George Davis and students work together on a map
Watch Regents Professor Emeritus and Provost Emeritus George Davis talk about Collaborative Learning Spaces in his undergraduate geosciences teaching.