Atmospheric Sciences


What is Atmospheric Sciences?

Atmospheric Sciences is a major that focuses on using technology to study Earth’s atmosphere, weather, and climate. Your coursework will also include a firm foundation in mathematics, physics, and chemistry. You’ll learn how to solve complex problems, develop critical and analytical thinking skills, and be ready to apply these skills to the world. Our program adheres to the recommendation of the American Meteorological Society. In other words, we will prepare you with a degree that satisfies applications for employment and graduate programs.

Career Options

  • Forecasting
  • Government work
  • Higher education
  • Laboratory science
  • Research science

Post-Graduation Success1

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Sample employer destinations: Irons Oaks Environmental Learning Center, Honeywell, Loma Linda Broadcasting Network

Sample grad school destinations: University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, Pennsylvania State University, University of Wisconsin-Madison

Academic Profile Middle 50% 2

27 - 32 ACT Score

1240 - 1380 SAT Score

3.40 - 3.91 High School GPA

Annual Program Costs

Illinois Resident

  • Tuition: $12,036
  • Fees: $4,174
  • Expenses3: $15,180
  • Total: $31,390


  • Tuition: $29,178
  • Fees: $4,174
  • Expenses3: $15,520
  • Total: $48,872


  • Tuition: $31,552
  • Fees: $4,174
  • Expenses3: $15,520
  • Total: $51,246