Anyone who enjoys viewing the night sky and delving into the mysteries of the universe should explore the Astronomy minor program. This minor is primarily for those looking at pursuing a graduate degree in astronomy or astrophysics, and requires a solid foundation in mathematics and physics.
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
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Common career areas:
- Science Center Content Specialist
- Planetarium Director/Presenter
- Galaxies and Cosmology