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.
Students have the option of studying in one of four emphasis areas:
An Antarctic Expedition
“I want to better prepare students at UNC for life in the 21st century, which will involve making some tough decisions about how to respond to climate change...”
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.
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.