Why earn a bachelor's in atmospheric sciences?

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Aug. 16
Dec. 15
May 1

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 UND's atmospheric sciences 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.

Atmospheric Sciences Degree at UND

  • 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.

  • Atmospheric and Pre-Atmospheric Science majors are eligible to live in the Atmospheric Sciences Living & Learning Community.


Careers in Atmospheric Sciences 


Median salary for a geoscientist

U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics


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
  • Meteorologist
  • Atmospheric scientist
  • Forensic meteorologist

Where do atmospheric science majors work?

Atmospheric Sciences alumni have gone on to a variety of successful careers with:

  • National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
  • National Weather Service
  • Iteris, Inc.
  • AerisWeather

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