Atmospheric, Oceanic & Earth Sciences
Join us in working to better understand our planet.
From simulating atmospheric temperature to explaining geological layers to tracing ocean circulation, the Atmospheric Science, Climate, and Earth Science Department gives students new tools to explore our planet. You will benefit from the wide range of faculty expertise across undergraduate and graduate programs in AOES.
In This Department
Get an early start on your career by conducting research on campus or in an internship at one of the NASA, National Weather Service, US Geological Survey, and other labs in the Washington-DC area. Our undergraduate and graduate alumni go on to work in academia, the federal government, consulting, and industry throughout the country.
A research powerhouse pushing boundaries of climate dynamics and prediction
Students learn the fundamentals of weather and atmospheric dynamics, participate in the research leadership of AOES in climate modeling, and benefit from the many facilities conducting atmosphere-related research and operations in the Washington, D.C. area.
Why AOES at Mason?
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Our Earth science degrees help prepare you to address the critical scientific issues of our time.
The combination of field and laboratory learning empowers students to contribute to the fields of energy, natural hazards, engineering, environmental remediation, and climate science.
Earn a doctorate in one of the first Climate Dynamics programs in the country
Our internationally recognized scientists use numerical models and advanced statistics to simulate and analyze climate.