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Earth and Atmospheric Sciences

The Earth and Atmospheric Science (EAS) Program at the University of Northern Colorado provides students with a unique and rigorous curriculum that prepares them for professional opportunities in Earth Science fields and in education.

Emphasis Areas

Students have the option of studying in one of four emphasis areas: 

Contact Us

Ross Hall
Room 3235

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Phone: 970-351-2647
Fax: 970-351-4197


Fieldwork Opportunities

With Colorado’s rich natural resources and diverse environment, UNC EAS students have close access to field opportunities for rich learning experiences. The department is only a 35-minute drive from the Rocky Mountain Front Range and a little over an hour from Rocky Mountain National Park

Also within driving distance: Great Sand Dunes and Black Canyon of the Gunnison National Parks in Colorado, Arches and Canyonlands National Parks of eastern Utah, Dinosaur National Monument in Utah and Colorado, the basins of central Wyoming and the Black Hills of South Dakota and Wyoming.

David Lerach, Ph.D.

Studying Natural Disasters

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Professor David Lerach was featured on the Bear in Mind Podcast where he discussed the impact of natural disasters. 

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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.

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