About Us
About Us

The University of Nebraska-Lincoln’s Department of Earth and Atmospheric Sciences offers majors in geology or meteorology-climatology and encompasses an array of disciplines related to the study earth, air, and water.

We offer both undergraduate and graduate students a superb student-teacher ratio, small classes taught by award-winning professors, high-quality advising, compelling social and educational activities, and a collaborative environment that includes supportive, engaged alumni.

We enable unparalleled research experiences. From the Antarctic to the Arctic and all points in-between, our students experience unique cultures while building impressive resumes full of invaluable 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.

Explore the Department of Earth and Atmospheric Sciences, and let curiosity move you.

Our mission

The primary mission of the Department of Earth and Atmospheric Sciences is to advance understanding and share knowledge about Earth’s interconnected systems with our stakeholders—students, the scientific community, and society at large—through diverse and cutting-edge research, inventive teaching at all levels, and dedicated public engagement. The Department strives to provide two outstanding undergraduate programs in Geology and in Meteorology-Climatology and a nationally recognized graduate program in Earth and Atmospheric Sciences. At the core of our mission is a desire to contribute to scientific literacy and the development of an informed citizenry that is knowledgeable about Earth systems processes across a broad range of spatial and temporal scales. We embrace diversity of all kinds and recognize its value in advancing knowledge. Our core values and mission are sustained by a collegial faculty with diverse Earth and atmosphere system perspectives and engaged alumni, who together provide a supportive environment for the scientific growth of students and faculty alike.

Developed at the EAS faculty retreat in 2014