Atmospheric Sciences BS/Geography MS

Career and Academic Opportunities

The United States Bureau of Labor and Statistics (BLS) has identified significant growth opportunity in careers that require the joint mastery of Atmospheric Sciences along with Geographic skills and concepts (airlines, consulting, reinsurance, air quality, agriculture, media, digital media, etc.). These opportunities are present in the public and private sectors and demand students who are well-versed in the natural and social sciences. For example, the National Weather Service's (NWS) Weather Ready Nation is “building community resilience in the face of increasing vulnerability to extreme weather and water events." NWS managers are increasingly asking for a new generation of atmospheric scientists versed in meteorology, GIS, social sciences, and communication. These same skill sets are equally valued in consulting firms, industry, and academia. Our Dual Degree program linking the B.S. in Atmospheric Sciences with the M.S. in Geography provides an ideal pathway for students to gain the full hybrid suite of knowledge, perspective, and skills necessary to prepare for the highly-evolved career market.