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Environmental and Earth Sciences Department

Environmental and Earth Sciences Department

Major to Career

As the nation's emphasis on the environment continues to grow, there is an ever-growing demand for environmental jobs. According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics students seeking a career in this field can look forward to a far stronger job market than graduates of many other disciplines. 

Signature curriculum of the department includes:

The difference between Environmental Science and Environmental Studies

Research Opportunities

The curriculum includes studies in earth system science, natural resources, agriculture, geography, and geology. Our $10.2 million Lied Science and Mathematics Building provides an exceptional environment for study, research and interaction with:

  • Extensive group work
  • Individualized experiments

Outdoor research opportunities also exist. The campus is included in the Nebraska Statewide Arboretum and has been certified as wildlife habitat by the National Wildlife Federation

Student Research in Action

Making an Impact with Low-flow Showerheads

Funded by the Midwest Consortium for Service-Learning in Higher Education



National Weather Service Balloon Release

Environmental students in EVS 330 Earth, Climate, and Energy class participate in a balloon release at the National Weather Service Forecast Office in Valley, NE. It will transmit weather data as it rises to 100,000 feet, becomes as large as three cars, then bursts and returns to earth. A Doane student releases the balloon!