UGA Specific Information for Atmospheric Sciences

The Atmospheric Sciences major addresses the needs of students interested in studying meteorology or climate science. With the appropriate selection of electives, the major meets the federal civil service requirements for employment as a meteorologist and the American Meteorological Society recommended curriculum. Former students now work in several fields, including operational meteorology, broadcast meteorology, environmental consulting, emergency management, and the energy industry. Federal and state government meteorologists (NWS, NOAA, EPA, NASA, DOI, DOT, state agencies, etc.), broadcast meteorology production, environmental/atmospheric science consulting and services, aviation industry (e.g., Delta Air Lines, UPS, FAA, National Transportation Safety Board), other private industry (agriculture, food and product services, energy, transportation, forensics), climate and climate services are all career possibilities. 



Class of 2022 Career Outcomes for Atmospheric Sciences*

** Includes Self-Employed


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Find alumni on LinkedIn who have graduated from UGA with their Atmospheric Sciences degree. See what they are currently doing and how they got there! Join LinkedIn groups that are related to your career interest. Review the groups that professionals in your field of interest have joined and consider joining them as well.

Researching Careers: Regardless of the career that you desire to pursue, talking with professionals in that field is essential and can help validate your decisions. Use the Informational Interview guidelines in the UGA Career Guide to learn more about how to connect with individuals in your areas of interest.

Graduate School: If you are interested in going to graduate school, check out these Getting Into Graduate School resources on the UGA Career Center’s website. For additional graduate school help, meet with your Career Consultant at the UGA Career Center.

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Employers/Position Title Reported by Class of 2022 Atmospheric Sciences majors

The information below represents employers and position titles from the Class of 2022 Career Outcomes Survey. To view historical Career Outcomes for this major, click here and select "Historical Data" from the navigation menu.

Employer Position Title(s)
Avangrid Renewables Trading Meteorologist
Cardinal Group Management Leasing and Marketing Manager
Covenant Brokerage Intern
Lowe's Companies, Inc. MST Plant Services
News-Press & Gazette Company Meteorologist/Producer
Nexstar Broadcasting Meteorologist
The Weather Channel Weather Producer
University of North Georgia Financial Aid Counselor
US Air Force Pilot Trainee
WLTX-TV Meteorologist
* denotes no responses received.

*Source: Areas above marked with an Asterisk (*) have been created utilizing data taken from the UGA Career Outcomes Survey. The "Employers Hiring...," "Job Titles of...," "Career Outcomes for...," and "Graduate/Professional Schools and Programs..." information listed above represent UGA Class of 2022 Graduates. The lists are not exhaustive and therefore do not represent all potential career options. Click here for more detailed Career Outcomes information regarding this major.

Graduate/Professional Schools attended by Class of 2022 Atmospheric Sciences majors

The information below represents graduate/professional schools and programs reported through the Class of 2022 Career Outcomes Survey. To view historical Career Outcomes for this major, click here and select "Historical Data" from the navigation menu.

Graduate School Program(s)
Duke University Not Specified
Fort Hays State University Geosciences, Master's
Pennsylvania State University Geographic Information Systems, Certificate
University of Georgia Atmospheric Science, MS
University of Georgia Geography, MS
University of Georgia Geography, MS
* denotes no responses received.