Environmental Assessment Minor

The Environmental Assessment minor is designed for students majoring outside of the Earth and Environmental Sciences department who would like a real-world application of their chemical, biological and quantitative skills.

Students will have access to the research equipment in the Environmental Sciences research labs, and obtain the skills they would need to enter a range of professions or graduate programs. Students with a range of backgrounds would benefit from this minor program, which provides hand-on experience with evaluating, and resolving environmental issues.

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Award-winning professors

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

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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 facilities

Home to the UNI Observatory and Planetarium, students gain hands-on learning experiences in our excellent facilities.

Find out more about Environmental Assessment

‌Required Courses

Contact us directly at:

Department of Earth & Environmental Sciences
121 Latham Hall
University of Northern Iowa
Cedar Falls, IA 50614-0335

Phone: (319) 273-2759
Email: siobahn.morgan@uni.edu

Common career areas:

  • Environmental Specialist
  • Lab Supervisor in Environmental Consulting Company
  • Air and Water Quality Bureau Manager or Field Supervisor


  • Measurement and Analysis of Air Quality
  • Geochemistry of the Land
  • Field and Laboratory Methods in Hydrology
  • Air Quality Modeling
  • Geologic Field Methods