Department History

Embarking on a journey of fostering a positive collaborative academic community 52 years ago, the Department has emerged to be among the leading Institutions nationally and internationally, focusing on conducting world class research while infusing the next generation of undergraduate and graduate students with knowledge and tools they need to morph into problem solvers that push the limits of the journey of each who chooses to embark.

A Time Line History of the Department can be found here.

Personal reflections on the history of the Department of Geosciences, The University of Arizona

Regents Professor Emeritus George H. Davis shares personal reflections on the history of UofA Geosciences. Be sure as well to download two charts: Faculty and Leadership at a Glance, and Faculty Appointments Chronology.