Environmental Earth Science Minor

Students with an interest in Earth’s environment, particularly water, air and land quality issues, may find valuable knowledge and skills in the Environmental Earth Science minor.

This minor is ideal for students who have a background in biology, chemistry, outdoor recreation, geography, business and public policy. The core content of the physical environment is covered with courses that provide the knowledge students need to quantify and characterize environmental issues, and how they impact society.

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Award-winning professors

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


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 Earth Science

‌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 Law
  • Natural Resources Management
  • Department of Natural Resources
  • Air and Water Quality Bureaus


  • Introduction to Environmental Earth Science
  • Air Quality
  • Environmental Hydrology
  • Environmental Geology