Prospective Students

So you’re interested in Earth and Environmental Sciences?

You’ve come to the right place.

From the sky above, to the ground below, the UNI Department of Earth & Environmental Sciences offers curricular areas covering all aspects of the Earth and our environment, including:

  • geology
  • astronomy
  • meteorology
  • environmental science
  • earth science education

You’ll gain valuable experience working side-by-side with professors on impactful research, or traveling around Iowa – and the nation – for various excursions and field experiences. 

Student in nature taking notes on a notepad.

Career Opportunities

Careers in the Earth and Environmental Sciences field are in demand – in both the public and private sector. Common careers include:

  • Park Ranger
  • Surveyor
  • Geologist
  • Environmental Specialist
  • Museum Programs Director
  • Environmental Engineer
  • Science Teacher