Earth Science Major
Do you enjoy learning about the Earth, and the processes that take place on it? Want to delve deeper into subjects like geology, astronomy, meteorology or hydrology? The Earth Science program at UNI is the perfect place to get started.
As a student here, you’ll have hands-on experiences in the lab and the field, whether it’s research with our professors, or an independent internship. Our graduates go on to successful careers as park rangers, geologists, weather analysts, hydrologists, natural resource managers, and more.
Our professors are recipients of numerous local, state and national awards for teaching, scholarship and service.
Students have access to a variety of tools, including real-time weather monitoring equipment, high-tech microscopes, computers with specialized software and more.
Home to the UNI Observatory and Planetarium, students gain hands-on learning experiences in our excellent facilities.
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Department of Earth & Environmental Sciences
121 Latham Hall
University of Northern Iowa
Cedar Falls, IA
Phone: (319) 273-2759
Our style of learning is anything but textbook. In the UNI Department of Earth and Environmental Sciences, you'll learn by doing – whether it’s studying volcanic rocks in New Mexico, analyzing water quality in Colorado, or sampling soil here in the Cedar Valley. You’ll gain valuable experience through unique undergraduate research opportunities, and through group excursions and field experiences.