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Award winning

Award-winning professors

Our professors are recipients of numerous local, state and national awards for teaching, scholarship and service.

State of the art

State-of-the-art equipment

Students have access to a variety of tools, including real-time weather monitoring equipment, high-tech microscopes, computers with specialized software and more.

Top Notch

Top-notch facilities

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

Undergraduate Majors RFI Form

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Common career areas:

  • Astronomer
  • Astrophysicist
  • Science Center Content Specialist
  • Planetarium Director/Presenter


  • Stars
  • Galaxies and Cosmology
  • Astrophysics