About 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.