Atmospheric Sciences, B.S. (Lyndon)
With our hands-on focus, you’ll have options for fieldwork and internships to build your technical expertise and other highly valued workplace skills, including communication. Our students have had the rare opportunity to team with faculty on forecasting for Mount Everest trips and to do research that could reduce the impacts of Vermont’s winter power outages.
We offer five concentrations within the major to allow you to focus on a high-demand area in the field:
- Climate Change
- Graduate School
- National Weather Service/Military
- Private Industry
You also can develop your meteorology skills through daily on-camera forecasts at our campus TV station and by helping with the annual Northeastern Storm Conference, the largest student-organized event of its kind in the U.S. The event is run by NVU-Lyndon atmospheric sciences students.
The preparation you’ll have in and out of the classroom will position you to excel in your career. Our graduates have a high job-placement rate in related careers as diverse as working at The Weather Channel and forecasting for space shuttle takeoffs and landings.
View Degree Requirements.
This link will take you to the B.S. in atmospheric science degree requirements listed in the 2017-18 academic catalog for Lyndon State College. Johnson State College and Lyndon State College will become Northern Vermont University on July 1, 2018. The 2018-19 NVU academic catalog will be available in early summer 2018.
Pre-Atmospheric Sciences Program (Lyndon)
If you need to strengthen your science and math background before you pursue a bachelor of science degree in atmospheric sciences, this program will prepare you with math and physics courses and fieldwork. With this option, you’ll need at least five years to finish the B.S. degree program. Learn more here. (Link will take you to the current Lyndon State website.