Atmospheric Sciences (Minor)
Explore the wonders of our atmosphere and how it impacts our society and physical environment
The atmosphere and its processes impact our world — use of resources, environmental impacts, water management, agricultural and energy conservation. This UND minor builds your knowledge about these processes and how impacts will help influence policies, practices and safety measures.
- Program type:
- Est. time to complete:
- 2 years
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Why Study Atmospheric Sciences at UND?
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
Leaders that Do
Joshua Eckl is an Atmospheric Science major and storm chaser who spends time in and out of the classroom studying his passion.
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.
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
When You Minor in Atmospheric Sciences
A minor in Atmospheric Sciences gives you the strategic skills you need, including:
- Weather forecasting
- C (Programming Language)
- Geographic Information Systems
- Python (Programming Language)
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