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.
Find Your Passion
The Earth and Atmospheric Sciences offers four undergraduate program emphasis areas and two graduate programs.
Earth & Atmospheric Science Faculty are experts who teach — and research — the latest advances in their fields.
In the Field
With Colorado's rich natural resources and range of environments you have access to diverse learning opportunities in Rocky Mountain National Park, the Great Sand Dunes and more.
News and Stories
Our students and faculty are active on campus and in the field. Check out their stories
Student Interns with Division of Water Resources
Student Jasmyn Thornberg works as an intern with the Colorado Division of Water Resources measuring discharge in Colorado streams for water management
September 28, 2022
EAS Booth at YES!fest
The Earth and Atmospheric Sciences Department ran a booth at YES!fest on September 17, 2022. This is a community-wide STEM event mainly targeted toward elementary age students and their families.
September 18, 2022
Student Gets Job with WSP
Shannon Wiley recently graduated with a Bachelor’s in Earth Science Environmental emphasis. She started working with WSP in Arvada, CO in September of 2021 as an Environmental Scientist. She joined a team that consults on state construction permits (stormwater discharge and dewatering activities) and SPCC (Spill Prevention Control and Countermeasures) for construction clients, as well as oil and gas clients. She advises clients all across the western United States (mostly Colorado, Utah, New Mexico, and Texas).
February 23, 2022
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.