About the Department of Geosciences

The Department of Geosciences at the University of Arizona is ranked #3 in Geology, #8 in Earth Sciences, and #11 in Geochemistry in the most recent US News and World Report national survey of graduate programs.

Our department focuses on research and education in the nature, genesis, and history of the Earth and its crust, and the evolution of the environment and biota at the Earth's surface.

Our faculty, graduate, and undergraduate students are active in biogeochemistry; climate dynamics; geoarchaeology; geochemistry; geochronology; geomorphology; geophysics; mineral resources; mineralogy; paleolimnology; palynology; paleontology; petrology; sedimentology and stratigraphy; structure; and tectonics.

We encourage interdisciplinary approaches to research in the geosciences, both within the department and through interdepartmental programs.

Quick Facts About the Department

Our Rankings

Our Research Areas

Our Faculty Awards and Recognitions Since 2006

Our Research Facilities & Resources

Outreach: UA Geosciences in the Community

A listing of our Recent Research Publications

UA Geoscientists in the News

A Gallery of our Recent Field Trips

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About the Field: Career opportunities and areas of specialization in geosciences.

About the University of Arizona and Tucson:  What the UA and Tucson have to offer.

Job Openings in UA Geosciences: Select "Geosciences" from the department drop-down box to find job openings in Geosciences.

Organizational chart of office staff and their responsibilities

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