If you’re interested in the processes that shape the land around you and how we make use of Earth’s resources, then you should consider a minor in geology.
Students will have the opportunity to take part in courses with significant field and laboratory work to give them hands-on experience, and the skills necessary to evaluate and quantify the world around them. This is an ideal minor for those with a physical science background and an interest in one of Iowa’s largest industries.
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:
- Natural Resources Management
- Department of Natural Resources
- Mining Industries
- Earth History
- Sedimentary Geology
- Earth Materials