A student gathers a water sample from the East Lagoon

Undergraduate Programs

Choose one of our emphases to explore your interests while gaining research experience. As a member of our close-knit community, you'll learn from the best. We're home to accomplished professors and researchers, including three distinguished research professors and two National Weather Service consulting meteorologists.

Program Emphases

Meteorology

Choose meteorology if you want a career in applied, environmental or broadcast meteorology; weather forecasting; or applied climatology. Our program was the first of its kind to be offered by an Illinois public university. It meets American Meteorological Society standards for an undergraduate degree in atmospheric science, as well as federal civil service requirements for meteorologists.

Meteorology degree path (PDF)

Certificate Program

Learn more about our Geographic Information Systems certificate.

Research Opportunities

We're leaders of research in areas such as climate change, global warming, critical minerals, hydrogeology and GIS. You'll have many opportunities to get involved. From investigating a particular area in one of our labs to participating in field schools and on-site research, you'll gain skills while connecting with students and faculty.

Contact Us

Department of Earth, Atmosphere and Environment
Davis Hall, Room 312

815-753-0631 (undergraduate)
815-753-1943 (graduate)

815-753-1945 (fax)
askEAE@niu.edu

Undergraduate Advising

Wei Luo (Geography and Meteorology)

Davis Hall 120
wluo@niu.edu
815-753-6826

Justin Dodd (Geology and Environmental Geosciences)

Davis Hall 413
jdodd@niu.edu
815-753-1943

Nicole LaDue (Earth Science Education)

Davis Hall 403C
nladue@niu.edu
815-753-7935

Back to top