Print Making Student

The Department of Art is large enough that students can have experiences in a wide variety of artistic media, yet small enough that no one gets lost in the crowd. Students work closely with professors who are not only great teachers but also successful designers, artists and scholars with national and international reputations.

Biology students

Students majoring in biology are the next generation of scientists, researchers, health professionals and teachers. The Department of Biology offers students the opportunity to study a vast assortment of subjects, such as botany, ecology, evolutionary biology, anatomy and physiology, and biology teaching just to name a few.

Student mixing chemicals

The Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry provides a challenging program of study. B.A. and B.S. graduates are accepted by excellent graduate or professional schools. Those with chemistry – teaching certification or chemistry – marketing degrees are sought after for positions in schools or industry. Participation in undergraduate research is encouraged.

Communication Studies Students Filming

In the Department of Communication Studies, students and faculty study how people use messages to generate meanings within and across various contexts, cultures, channels and media, and how to promote the effective and ethical practice of human communication.

Studens working together.

All the major courses in the Department of Communication Sciences and Disorders are taught by faculty members in modern, technology-equipped classrooms. The department provides students with considerable experiential learning (clinical practice) and research opportunities. There are two state-of-the-art departmental computer laboratories.

Students working on computers.

The demand for IT professionals grows faster than universities can produce graduates. The discipline of computing continues to push the boundaries of what is possible by discovering new ideas, building new kinds of systems and bringing new tools into the home, school and office. At UNI, you will encounter a faculty immersed in this excitement and dedicated to student achievement.

Earth Science Professor

The Earth & Environmental Sciences Department has five major curricular areas: geology, astronomy, meteorology, environmental science and earth science education. Degrees are available in Earth Science, Earth Science Teaching and Environmental Science.

Literature Students

The Department of Languages and Literatures is home to a diverse range of faculty whose interests in languages, literatures, cultures and writing meet the needs of today's students as they prepare to enter a highly competitive, globalized workplace.

Math Students

The Department of Mathematics has a long and rich history in mathematics education, a nationally acclaimed program in actuarial science, undergraduate and graduate degree programs in mathematics (pure, statistics, actuarial science, P.S.M. and education) and has been recognized for a commitment to teaching.

Student playing piano

More than 40 outstanding faculty teachers and performers help to make the School of Music one of the finest programs in the mid-west. The state-of-the-art facilities allow students to excel in programs from music education to jazz studies. Additionally, vocal and instrumental ensembles are open to both majors and non-majors with national and international touring opportunities.

Religions of the World Class

Philosophy enables students to grasp the principles of human self-understanding, methods by which to interpret the thoughts of others, systems that integrate knowledge and ways of enhancing their own powers of self-expression.

Students Working together on Physics Project

Personalized attention, research opportunities and independent laboratory projects allow undergraduate students in the Department of Physics to work with sophisticated equipment and to learn what research in physics is all about.

Student working in the lab

The Science Education faculty at the University of Northern Iowa (UNI) are committed to the advancement of exemplary science teaching and learning.

Technology Equipment

A major in Technology prepares students to obtain an entry-level supervisory or management position in a technical field or to teach at the secondary level. Programs prepare students for a variety of careers through hands-on and interactive learning environments that can give them an understanding of their chosen field.

Into the Woods Performance

Theatre is a powerful tool for communicating ideas and entertaining people. The theatre program teaches the process of creating theatre and provides a variety of creative experiences. Theatre majors grow as communicators, problem-solvers and collaborators.