State Council Approves B.S. in Atmospheric Sciences

The State Council for Higher Education in Virginia has just approved the establishment of a Bachelors of Science in Atmospheric Sciences. This degree program will replace the Concentration in Atmospheric Science within the BS in Earth Science, starting with the Spring Semester of 2015.

Drawing on the expertise of the faculty of the Climate Dynamics PhD program, and the move of the Center for Ocean-Land-Atmosphere Studies to the George Mason College of Science, the new undergraduate offering will provide students with an introduction into the science of weather and climate, and prepare them for careers in a world where the “rules of weather” will be undergoing rapid change.