The world is our laboratory.
With the option to major in either geology or meteorology-climatology, our undergraduate and graduate students work hand-in-hand with expert faculty on innovative, exciting research projects on every continent, and across the seven seas.
So you’re going to need your passport.
Because, while we offer a superb student-teacher ratio, small classes that are actually taught by veteran professors (rather than graduate students), high-quality advising, compelling social and educational activities, and a collaborative environment that includes supportive, engaged alumni, it’s the unparalleled field experience that really ignites our students’ passions.
From the Antarctic to the Arctic and all points in-between, our students experience unique cultures while building impressive résumés full of invaluable — often thrilling — real-world experience.
They develop versatile skills, such as analytical problem solving, leadership, communication, and organization, and hone specific expertise in everything from climate modeling and weather forecasting to evolution and resource exploration. Students learn to reconstruct Earth’s past, understand its present, and predict its future.
Our graduates enjoy very high employment rates, going on to rewarding, gainful careers in all areas of government, industry, and education.
Let curiosity move you.
Our augmented-reality sandbox is a hands-on, topographic map in 3D.
How to Apply
Let curiosity move you to start your story at the College of Arts and Sciences. With more than 30 majors in the college alone, specialized programs of study to match any interest area, the opportunity for hands-on experience through our nationally-acclaimed undergraduate research program, and a campus located at the heart of an innovative college city of more than 250,000 people, the University of Nebraska-Lincoln offers the ideal Big Ten collegiate experience for students at an affordable cost.Apply Now