Atmospheric Sciences (B.S.)
Gain the knowledge and experience that will enable your journey of exploration of the Earth’s atmosphere.
The atmosphere and its processes impact all human life on Earth. The next generation of atmospheric scientists will expand our understanding of meteorological phenomena and provide advanced lead time of hazardous weather. This UND program prepares you for a career in this evolving field.
- Program type:
- Est. time to complete:
- 4 years
- Credit hours:
Why Study Atmospheric Sciences at UND?
Today, our complex society and our environment are affected even more seriously by events and changes in the atmosphere. Be a part of the next generation of atmospheric scientists who continue to expand our knowledge of weather and help keep the public safe from hazards.
With this UND undergraduate program, you'll have opportunities to:
- Gain experience through opportunities such as the NWS Student Volunteer Program, our daily weather broadcast, part-time employment as a teaching or research assistant, and other internships.
- Learn about atmospheric research through work with faculty on their funded research projects.
Obtain both a B.S. and M.S. in Atmospheric Sciences in 5 years through our combined degree program.
Leaders that Do
UND students produce daily forecasts, working on weather tracking, writing scripts and on-screen experience.
Learn about atmospheric research by working with faculty on their cutting-edge research.
Many courses include a lab component that provide students with experiential (or hands-on) learning.
Computer-based data analysis techniques are an integral part of the undergraduate program, including a dedicated weather laboratory with AWIPS II.
Gain experience communicating the weather and science topics in both media and academic settings.
Median salary for a geoscientist*
Placement rate for our students seeking employment or graduate studies in atmospheric sciences or a related field.
Atmospheric scientists will continue to be in high demand. A new generation of meteorologists is needed to help safe-guard lives and property, as well as expand our knowledge of atmospheric processes.
UND graduates can expect exciting opportunities with professions like:
- Weather forecaster
- Air quality scientist
- Graduate student
- Atmospheric scientist
- Forensic meteorologist
UND Atmospheric Sciences Major Alumni
Atmospheric Sciences alumni have gone on to a variety of successful careers with:
- National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
- National Weather Service
- Iteris, Inc.
- Aerisweather, LLC