Department of Earth and Atmospheric Sciences
The Earth and Atmospheric Sciences Department at UNC provides students with a unique and rigorous curriculum that prepares them for professional opportunities in the earth science fields.
As an EAS student, you will receive individualized attention from our faculty, who practice the teacher-scholar model whereby students are included in research. We offer our students experiences both in the classroom and beyond.
Located in northern Colorado we are ideally situated for field excursions and campaigns. You may find our faculty and students locally at the Poudre River, chasing storms in neighboring states or investigating volcanoes and weather abroad.
Earth & Atmospheric Science Faculty are experts who teach — and research — the latest advances in their fields.
News and Stories
Our students and faculty are active on campus and in the field. Check out their stories
Student Gets Job as Hydrologist with USGS
Environmental Science graduate (class of 2020) Alexi Richmond was recently hired by the USGS as a Hydrologic Technician. She will use her skills honed in classes like Geomorphology and Hydrology and her directed study research in her new job located in Oklahoma City!
November 09, 2020
Boulder Hillslope Research
Graduate Student Working on Grant-Funded Research with Boulder
October 13, 2020
Professor of Brain Storming
For UNC assistant Professor Wendi Flynn, who grew up exploring the Boundary Waters wilderness area in Minnesota and Canada, choosing to study natural sciences was an easy choice. She focused on meteorology and had the opportunity to work on research--which shaped her own philosophy as she became a professor.
She wanted to work closely with students, and Greeley was well-located for studying meteorology with its proximity to the mountains, plains and several great state-of-the-art facilities. That made UNC a perfect choice and she enjoys bringing research and hands-on learning to her students.