Atmospheric Sciences at Northern Vermont University-Lyndon (formally, Lyndon State College) has a long and proud history of excellence, with many successful alumni throughout the field. Our diverse and rigorous curriculum prepares students for a variety of career possibilities from broadcast meteorologists to research scientists. Students, faculty, and staff alike are passionate about weather and climate and trying to figure out how the atmosphere works so society can have better weather forecasts, or the environment can be improved. We do this in a supportive family-like, small-school setting that offers big-school opportunities.
Student Learning Outcomes
At the end of their B.S. Atmospheric Sciences (ATM) degree program, successful students will be able to demonstrate the ability to:
- apply fundamental mathematical and physical concepts to the analysis and understanding of atmospheric sciences related events,
- correctly analyze atmospheric sciences related data, and develop a scientifically based weather forecast,
- use computer skills to analyze, display, and manipulate atmospheric sciences related data, and
- effectively present atmospheric sciences related concepts to knowledgeable audiences.
Minimum required credits for the program: 74
Requirements include Mathematics and Science courses, the Atmospheric Science program required courses, and at least one of the career concentrations. Note: in order to complete the program in three years, students must be placed into MAT 2532 (Calculus II) and PHY 2061 (Physics I) during the fall semester of the student’s first year. All students in the BS in Atmospheric Sciences program must receive a grade of C- or higher in all program required courses and prerequisites to count toward the programmatic degree.