Department of Earth and Environmental Sciences

Are you considering a major in the Earth and Environmental Sciences Department?

Careers in the Earth and Environmental Sciences are in demand, in both the public and private sector.  For a list of some of the careers available to you, follow the links below -

The number of jobs available in the geosciences are extensive.  Below are several links for job searching websites.

To be ready for studies in the earth and environmental sciences these are the recommended steps you should take -

If you are a high school student....

  • Science courses you should complete in high school: Chemistry, physics, geology, meteorology, astronomy and earth science courses

  • Math courses you should complete in high school: algebra, trigonometry, elementary analysis, pre-calculus

  • Visit the Department of Earth Science, which can be arranged through the Admissions office or by contacting the Department directly

  • Apply to UNI

  • Apply for Financial Aid/Scholarships  - Helpful instructions for Earth Science Scholarships can be found here

If you are a transfer student....

  • Science courses you should complete: General Chemistry I, General Physics I, and any earth science courses.  Prospective Earth Science Teaching majors should also take General Chemistry II and General Physics II.

  • Math courses you should complete: Pre-calculus or Calculus I. 

  • Visit the Department of Earth Science, which can be arranged through the Admissions office or by contacting the Department directly

  • Apply to UNI

  • Apply for Financial Aid/Scholarships - Helpful instructions for Earth Science Scholarships can be found here

If you are a current UNI student....

  • Visit the Department of Earth Science by contacting the Department directly.

  • Enroll in any of the entry-level courses, such as Introduction to Geology, Elements of Weather or Astronomy.