UNC Earth and Atmospheric Sciences
The 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:
- B.S. Earth Sciences (UNC Catalog Entry with Course Descriptions)
- M.A. Earth Sciences (UNC Catalog Entry with Course Descriptions) (Contact the faculty to discuss your interests in the M.A. degree.)
Earth Science Program Mission
Our Discipline’s Emphasis Areas: Environmental Science, Geology,
Meteorology, and Secondary Education in Earth Sciences
Our Mission: To inspire our students and mentor them in their scientific investigations of our planet and beyond.
We accomplish our mission in three ways:
We strive to provide the best earth science education in the region. Our classes provide our students with variety in earth science emphasis areas. This variety includes courses that give pre-professional Earth Scientists essential background and authentic experiences, that prepare future school teachers, and that fulfill the Liberal Arts Core requirements.
The intellectual curiosity and creativity of our faculty is expressed through rigorous and significant esearch, including externally supported activities. Our investigations and initiatives keep us on the forefront of scientific exploration. Our expertise is key in facilitating undergraduate and graduate research experiences as well as making our classrooms engaging and challenging environments.
Together, our faculty and students serve our college, our campus, and our community pertaining to our interest in earth science. We maintain professional affiliations and support our students in their professional development through participation in campus, community, and national organizations. We serve as advisors to local schools and organizations. We also work diligently to maintain the laboratory environments, computer resources, and field equipment that comprise the tools to provide the best experience we can offer our students.
Facilities & Resources:
- Dedicated Classroom and Laboratory Space.
- An extensive Rock and Mineral specimen library
- A Linux computer network, including a data server and 13 client PCs. The server receives live meteorological data, while the PCs are configured with Unidata software and the WRF model.
- Real time weather station and weather cam.
- A NWS cooperative observing weather station on campus.
- Affiliations with CSU's nearby Chill Radar.
- Easy access to the USGS
- Easy access to the National Center for Atmospheric Research (NCAR) and NWS forecast offices in Boulder, CO and Cheyenne, WY.
- Broadcast Internship relationships established with the major Denver news stations.
- Office Manager: Vicki Ouellette
- Director of Earth Sciences and Physics: Dr. William Hoyt
- Mailing Address:
Earth Sciences Program
Campus Box 100
501 20th Street
Greeley, CO 80639
Phone: (970) 351-2647
Fax: (970) 351-4197