Department of Earth and Environmental Sciences

Course Description and Schedule

Course descriptions are available at the UNI Catalog website.

Environmental Science Courses

  • Air Quality - 4 hours

  • Air Quality Modeling - 4 hours

  • Measurement and Analysis of Air Quality - 4 hours

  • Environmental Geology - 3 hours

  • Environmental Hydrology - 3 hours

  • Field and Laboratory Methods in Hydrology - 3 hours

  • Hydrogeology - 3 hours

Astronomy Courses

  • Astronomy - 3 or 4 hours

  • Astronomy Laboratory - 1 hour 

  • Fundamentals of Astronomy - 4 hours

  • Planets - 2 hours

  • Stars - 2 hours

  • Galaxies and Cosmology - 2 hours

  • Observational Astronomy - 2 hours

  • Naked-Eye Astronomy - 2 hours

  • Astrophysics - 3 hours 

Meteorology Courses

  • Elements of Weather - 3 hours

  • Elements of Weather Laboratory - 1 hour

  • Fundamentals of Weather - 3 hours

  • Meteorology - 4 hours

  • Weather Analysis and Forecasting - 3 hours

Geology Courses

  • Introduction to Geology - 4 hours

  • Earth History - 4 hours

  • Earthquakes and Tsunamis - 2 hours

  • Fossils and Evolution - 4 hours

  • Fundamentals of Geology - 4 hours

  • Structural Geology - 4 hours

  • Sedimentary Geology - 4 hours

  • Geomorphology - 3 hours

  • Oceanography - 3 hours

  • Earth Materials  4 hours

  • Paleoclimatology - 3 hours

General Earth Science and Earth Science Education Courses

  • Inquiry into Earth and Space Science - 4 hours (listed under Science Education), 

  • Investigations in Earth and Space Science - 4 hours

  • Field Studies in ______ - 1-4 hours

  • Topics in Earth Science - 1-3 hours

  • Readings in Earth Science - 1-3 hours

  • Internship - 1-6 hours

  • Undergraduate Research in Earth Science - 1-3 hours

  • Research Methods in Earth Science - 3 hours

  • Practicum, offered by arrangement, only for graduate students

  • Research, offered by arrangement, only for graduate students