AOSC is ranked in the Top 10 oceanography, atmospheric sciences and meteorology programs by the National Research Council.
Flexible program allows students to tailor the major to their interests, whether it's atmospheric chemistry or weather forecasting.
Course plans satisfy American Meteorological Society guidelines for a B.S. degree in atmospheric science.
Students conduct research and intern at NASA, NOAA, NIST, the EPA, WeatherBug (Earth Networks), Weather Analytics and more.
Students can begin research projects their freshman year and conclude with a one-year original capstone research project or internship.
Student volunteers operate UMD Weather Service to gain experiences in operational meteorology and forecasting beyond the classroom.
Students maintain and run their own weather model multiple times a day, producing unique local data.
Get accepted to top graduate programs and work at government research laboratories and private-sector forecasting companies.
Are awarded prestigious scholarships and fellowships, such as NOAA Hollings Scholarships and NSF Graduate Research Fellowships.
Ranked among the Top 10 oceanography, atmospheric sciences and meteorology programs by the National Research Council.
UMD ranks 13th among U.S. public institutions in the 2020 Academic Ranking of WorldUniversities for earth sciences.
UMD ranks 21st among U.S. public universities in the 2020 Nature Index for earth & environmental sciences, which focuses on high-quality research output.
UMD ranks 39th among U.S. public institutions in the 2021 U.S. News & World Report Best Global Universities Rankings for environment/ecology.
UMD ranks 28th among U.S. public institutions in the 2021 U.S. News & World Report's Best Graduate Schools rankings for earth sciences.