Atmospheric Science

The interdisciplinary minor in Atmospheric Science consists of 18-19 semester hours and prepares students for graduate study and professional careers in meteorology, climate science, atmospheric chemistry and air quality.

Job opportunities and career options in the atmospheric sciences are very diverse, including:

  • broadcast meteorology
  • renewable energy siting and forecasting
  • seasonal climate forecasting
  • climate modeling
  • air quality forecasting and monitoring
  • instrumentation specialist

For more information, contact:

Chris Thaxton

Dr. Chris Thaxton

Associate Professor, Department of Physics and Astronomy
Office: Garwood Hall
Phone: 828- 262-6836