Atmospheric Science




Atmospheric Science isn’t just about being a weather forecaster. Did you know that it can also give you the skills to: decide where to build factories, help communities through a drought, or monitor health issues like asthma?

KU’s Atmospheric Science degree, offered by the Department of Geography, has four specialized options:

  • General Meteorology
  • Air Pollution Meteorology
  • Hydrometeorology
  • News Media Forecasting

Weather is something we all experience everyday, and an Atmospheric Science degree equips you to understand and analyze your environment, and even come up with solutions to help those in your community. Visit the KU Geology website for more information.

Career options: 

Our graduates go on to forecast weather, study effects of air pollution and examine air quality for chemical companies, museums, news stations, government agencies, power plants and more. For more details, visit the KU Career Center website.

Atmospheric Science Program
(785) 864-5143
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Advisor name: 
David Rahn
Advisor title: 
Assistant Professor
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