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BSc Hydrology and Atmospheric Sciences – Atmospheric Sciences Emphasis

The Hydrology and Atmospheric Sciences – Atmospheric Sciences Emphasis at University of Arizona provides students with a fundamental knowledge of the water cycle, from below Earth’s surface to above Earth’s surface in both theory and application.

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Full-time Duration: 4 years
Starting in: August, January, May
Tuition Fee: $37,116 per year
Location: Tucson, United States

The Atmospheric Sciences subplan will allow students to focus on various weather, climate, and hydrometeorological phenomena that impact our daily lives, property, businesses, military operations, and even physical and mental health. Areas of applications for Atmospheric Scientists occur in the topics of weather/climate analysis, atmospheric chemistry, radiation and remote sensing, climate change, severe weather, and planetary science.

One of the unique parts of this subplan includes the link to what happens when precipitation hits the Earth’s surface as well. Students will participate in various hydrology courses in order to more fully understand the impacts of precipitation on the ground. This degree adheres to the requirements of the National Weather Service (NWS), the American Meteorological Society (AMS), and the World Meteorological Organization (WMO).

The Hydrology and Atmospheric Sciences – Atmospheric Sciences Emphasis at University of Arizona allows students to work in the areas of meteorology, forensic meteorology, climate forecasting, solar and wind forecasting, environmental science and conservation, air quality, drought and flood monitoring, insurance, the military, and so much more!

Courses include:

  • Physical Meteorology
  • Dynamic Meteorology
  • Weather Analysis and Forecasting

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“Choosing the Master’s program for Physiological Sciences at the University of Arizona was one of the best decisions I could have made in my education. Our department is warm and collaborative, offering an array of research topics and techniques underneath a vast and integrative umbrella of physiology. Beyond my research experience, I was presented with teaching opportunities, which I feel honed my skill of scientific communication. Having the dynamic research/teaching/class schedule not only kept me active but helped me reinforce material in multiple contexts. Overall, this program was exactly what I wanted in my segway into the medical sciences… and with my teaching assistantship paying for my tuition, how could I say no?”​

Andrew Wojtanowski // MS 2016


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