Unique environmental educational opportunities for students and researchers of all levels.

The University of Notre Dame Environmental Research Center (UNDERC) offers unparalleled opportunities for learners at all levels. UNDERC's distinctive field locations provide access to a wealth of research opportunities, while its state-of-the-art facilities and experienced staff ensure that students receive an exceptional education.

UNDERC's commitment to hands-on, experiential learning means that students gain valuable real-world experience that is essential for success in today's competitive job market. Whether you are an undergraduate student interested in pursuing a career in environmental research or a graduate student looking to further your research in the Upper Peninsula of Michigan, UNDERC has a program for you.

UNDERC's programs are designed to give students the skills and knowledge they need to succeed in today's world. Through UNDERC, students will gain a deep understanding of the natural world and the issues that face it. UNDERC is committed to providing an education that is both rigorous and relevant, preparing students to be leaders in the field of environmental science.

Undergraduate Field Courses

Enroll in a series of undergraduate field courses which offer hands-on, experiential learning about environmental science and management.

Graduate Fellowships

Take your research to the next level with UNDERC's graduate fellowships for highly qualified students interested in pursuing environmental science.

Admitted Students

Admitted students who have been accepted into UNDERC can find information and resources here regarding resources, schedules, and more.


UNDERC provides policies to ensure a safe, memorable experience for all.


Meet the group of diverse professionals from UNDERC's alumni program!