Atmospheric Sciences & Meteorology


Topics of Study

In this program, you will study the atmosphere which surrounds Earth. You will learn about the composition and behavior of the atmosphere and how it affects our climate, weather, and environment. Course work specific to the major includes: physical meteorology, which deals with basic physical principles; dynamic meteorology, which deals with the study of air motions and the composition and behavior of weather; and synoptic meteorology, which combines information about basic dynamics and atmospheric physics in order to interpret daily weather.