Do you love thunderstorms, blizzards, and hurricanes? Are you concerned about climate change? We offer bachelor's degrees in Atmospheric Science and Climate Change Science. Our programs challenge and engage individuals interested in solving important scientific and social problems. Learn the science, and make a difference! The Climate Change Science degree is interdisciplinary—involving faculty and courses from the Atmospheric Sciences and Natural Sciences departments. Faculty in both departments teach a variety of courses incorporating climate change concepts. Atmospheric Science degree students customize their education by choosing at least one of five career concentrations: Climate Change, National Weather Service, Private Industry, Graduate School, and Broadcasting.
Experiential learning happens all the time. For example, students have forecast winter road weather conditions for the Vermont Agency of Transportation, and have also done research into how incoming solar radiation in Vermont could affect future solar energy production.
Atmospheric Science degree students customize their education by choosing at least one of five career concentrations: Climate Change, National Weather Service, Private Industry, Graduate School, and Broadcasting. We turn students' passions into professions. Our alumni are pursuing diverse careers as:
- graduate school or PhD researchers
- broadcast meteorologists
- weather forecasters for sports teams, railroads, shipping companies, and airlines
- professors, computer programmers, and weather instruments builders
The Climate Change Science degree is interdisciplinary—involving faculty and courses from the Atmospheric Sciences and Natural Sciences. Faculty in both departments teach a variety of courses incorporating climate change concepts. As climate change progresses, the need for expertise is expected to grow. The skills gained through the Climate Change Science degree are applicable in a wide variety of careers, such as:
- renewable energy
- climate change adaptation
- public outreach and communication
- climate risk management
- urban and natural resource planning
The Department of Atmospheric Sciences turns students' passions into professions. The success stories of our alumni are diverse, including pursuing:
- graduate school or PhD research
- broadcast meteorology
- weather forecasting for sports teams, railroads, shipping companies, and airlines
- computer programming
- weather instrument building
Tuition Discount & Financial Aid
Thinking about transferring to the Atmospheric Sciences Department? Each year, we welcome a number of students who transfer to our program from other colleges and universities or from other careers. Please contact the Atmospheric Sciences Department Chairperson with any questions about the transfer process or to receive a preliminary assessment of which of your courses will transfer. General guidelines include:
- A course will transfer for a similar course at Lyndon if the course contents are similar and the number of credits are the same. This is done on a course-by-course basis in our Admissions Office with advisement by the Atmospheric Sciences Department.
- Many General Education courses will likely transfer to Lyndon.
- If you are transferring from a non-science major and need to take Calculus and Physics, the time required to complete the major will likely be four years.
- If you have already taken Calculus I and high school physics, you can complete the degree in three years. This assumes that you are transferring approximately thirty General Education credits to Lyndon.
- If you have taken a number of Calculus, Physics, and Meteorology courses, it is possible to complete the degree in two years.