Explore the wonders of our atmosphere and how it impacts our society and physical environment
The atmosphere and its processes impact our world every day, from the use of resources to environmental impacts, water management, agriculture, and energy conservation. This minor builds your knowledge about these processes, forecasting, and how the atmosphere impacts policies, practices, and safety measures.
- Program type:
- On Campus
- Est. time to complete:
- 2 years
- Credit hours:
Why minor in atmospheric sciences?
Learn the impacts of the atmosphere upon society and diversify your background and apply fundamental scientific principles in an interdisciplinary way. It is especially beneficial to students who choose to pursue careers in areas in which a multidisciplinary background is essential. This minor is open to anyone wanting to obtain a basic understanding of the physical environment and to develop educated opinions concerning their environment.
The minor in Atmospheric Sciences is an excellent supplement to many majors, including:
- Environmental Sciences
Since weather impacts society and affects nearly all sectors of the economy, a background in atmospheric science has important, wide-ranging applications in areas such as environmental policy, government and industry. A minor in Atmospheric Sciences from UND adds a foundation for careers in a variety of fields, including:
- Atmospheric chemist
- Environmental scientist
- Civil Engineer
- Environmental Engineer
- Air Traffic Control
When You Minor in Atmospheric Sciences
A minor in Atmospheric Sciences gives you the strategic skills you need, including:
- Weather forecasting
- Geographic Information Systems
Atmospheric Sciences at UND
Courses provide a fundamental theoretical framework.
Many courses contain a lab component that illustrates measurement techniques.
Participate in a daily weather broadcast.
Learn the principles of weather forecasting.