Certificate Program in Meteorology

A background in mathematics, physics and chemistry is required to understand the complex and varied processes that occur in the Earth’s atmosphere. These phenomena extend down to the molecular scale, where one considers the interaction of photons with a variety of molecules in processes that lead to heating of the atmosphere, and extend upward in scale to the global propagation of weather systems that produce the precipitation necessary to sustain life on the planet.
The idea behind the Certificate in Meteorology Program is to provide a one year (Fall/Winter) specialist education in atmospheric processes to those students who have already completed a university degree physical science or applied mathematics, thereby preparing them for careers in atmospheric science. Graduates may pursue a broad range of careers in weather forecasting, climate and environmental science and scientific research in government, environmental consulting firms and industry.
For more information on the Meterology Certificate please visit the program page on the Earth & Space Science & Engineering Department Website