Why an Atmospheric Science degree?
"Everybody Talks About the Weather, But Nobody Does Anything About It"
Never has there been a better time to help disprove the statement above. For example:
- Insurance companies are preparing for more severe floods and longer droughts.
- Government is working to prevent food insecurity in a changing climate.
- Electrical industry is learning to cope with drops and spikes of solar energy and wind power.
- Society is debating its influence on, and response to, climate change.
Launch a Career in Atmospheric Sciences
An Atmospheric Sciences Bachelor's Degree at George Mason University is a great way to launch a career doing something about weather and climate because
- Graduates are prepared for a wide range of paths including research (via graduate school) and operations in meteorology and climate.
- The undergraduate curriculum meets the American Meteorological Society’s recommendations and the US Government Civil Service GS -1340 qualification in meteorology.
- In North Virginia we are close to National Weather Service, NOAA Climate Prediction Center, NASA's Goddard Space Flight Center, and some of the leading private sector weather firms.
- AOES faculty and the scientists in the Center for Ocean-Land-Atmosphere Studies are world leaders in the simulation and prediction of seasonal and longer-term climate.