Prospective Students

Why Choose Atmospheric and Oceanic Science at the University of Maryland?

The perfect location for collaboration and ranked in the Top 10 oceanography, atmospheric sciences and meteorology programs by the National Research Council.

Our undergraduate major teaches broad-based knowledge in meteorology, oceanography, climate and air pollution. We offer small class sizes, outstanding teachers and mentors, and an active student organization. 



With our proximity to Washington, D.C., we are close to co-op, internships, summer and full-time job opportunities as well as museums; music, art and sports venues; and much more.

Learn how to apply to our program, as well as how and when you can visit us! We highly recommend you visit us when classes are in session.



Visit us and sit in on a class and meet our undergraduate advisor, associate chair for undergraduate education, students and professors.


Our graduates obtain positions in private industry; state agencies and the Federal government; academia; video, audio and print media; and as on-air meteorologists.


Our program is designed to serve students interested in obtaining a strong background in physical science with real-world application to the atmosphere and oceans. 

If you have any questions about our program, admissions, tours, or something else, please contact us.