School of Mining and Mineral Resources

About School of Mining and Mineral Resources

The world relies on minerals for everything from energy and building materials to cellphones and jets. As demand increases, so do the challenges around using and producing minerals responsibly. Drawing on University of Arizona strengths, the School of Mining and Mineral Resources – jointly administered by the colleges of Science and Engineering – is bringing together students, professionals and communities across disciplines and boundaries to meet the complex challenges of sustainability.

Educational Offerings for Undergraduates, Graduate Students and Professionals

The school takes mining and mineral resource development out of the traditional academic realm. The interdisciplinary approach taps into existing programs in engineering, science, environment, business, social science, public health and law. Communication, problem solving, teamwork, data analysis and cultural understanding are inherent in the programs.

- Minor in Sustainable Mineral Resources
- Internships, research and real-life projects
- Academic and professional certificates
- Research and teaching assistantships
- Intensive geological field courses
- On-demand online courses


Recruitment and Outreach Assistant

June 2022 Tucson, AZ
β€œThe work was very educational. I enjoyed working in the mines and meeting all the students I did when we worked with schools at the K-12 and college level. It is a really nice work place and everyone in the office is very nice.”
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