B.S. Degree in Atmospheric Sciences
The undergraduate program in atmospheric sciences gives students a strong quantitative undergraduate education in atmospheric, climate, and related sciences to understand the basic principles behind current and emerging issues in weather, climate variability, and climate change. Students completing the atmospheric sciences degree will be prepared for a full range of career paths including forecast and analysis, operations and research support in meteorology, atmospheric sciences, and climate. The curriculum is based on guidelines from the US government and the American Meteorological Society.
Degree requirements include two options, “Meteorology” and “Computational Atmospheric Sciences”.
The Meteorology Option is designed to meet the demand for professionals able to interpret, assess, and translate weather forecasts, taking on such jobs as broadcast and consulting meteorology, weather analysis, and outreach and extension activities.
Computational Atmospheric Sciences Option
This option is designed to meet the demand for junior level scientists at those institutions that build, maintain, improve and operate the highly complex numerical models of weather, climate and microclimate. These graduates may find employment as entry-level assistants at governmental and private sector forecast and climate modeling shops. The option would also serve those considering an advanced degree in weather and climate modeling, meteorology, climate studies and Earth system science.
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