University of Arizona - Department of Geosciences

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The Department of Geosciences at the University of Arizona is ranked #1 in Geology, #7 in Earth Sciences, and #10 in Geochemistry in the new US News and World Report  national survey of graduate programs.

The Department of Geosciences at the University of Arizona focuses on research and education dealing with the nature, genesis, and history of the Earth and its crust, and with 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; tectonics. 

The Department of Geosciences offers a BS in Geoscience degree, a two-year Master of Science degree and a four-year Doctor of Philosophy degree in geosciences. The majority of our admitted graduate students are provided funding, either through fellowships, or research and teaching assistantships.

Source: Department Website July 2010

Additional Info

  • Department Name: Department of Geosciences
  • Disciplines and Research Areas: Geology, Geochemistry, Geomorphology, Geophysics, Structure and Tectonics, Mineralogy, Petrology, Stratigraphy and Sedimentology
  • Degrees: BS, MS, PhD
  • State: Arizona
  • City: Tucson
  • Phone: (520) 621-6000