Why study atmospheric science?
The study of atmospheric processes enables us to understand human interactions with the environment.
Atmospheric science programs are offered through the Department of Geography. The program offers undergraduates a fundamental knowledge of the atmosphere and the weather it generates. Interactions between weather phenomena and human decisions and activities give the subject important applications. Several tracks lead to a Bachelor of Science degree.
The purpose of the program is to expand the student’s knowledge of fundamental atmospheric processes and how the atmosphere interacts with other parts of the environment. Students become familiar with quantitative research methods and how these various approaches can be used to address different problems in atmospheric science. Students gain an in-depth ability to learn specific skills and apply them toward thesis work. These skills consist of, for example, statistical analysis techniques, numerical modeling, or work with atmospheric instrumentation. The breadth of the program and the diverse research topics explored by the faculty are able to accommodate students with a variety of interests.
Atmospheric science programs are offered through the Department of Geography. Details of the regulations on graduate study in atmospheric science are included in the department’s Policies for Graduate Study in Atmospheric Science, available on the department's website.