Climate Science - BS

College of Agriculture and Applied Sciences

About This Degree

The Climate Science Degree program trains the next generation of global leaders in climate and climate change sciences. Climate change is the most important environmental and hazard issue of our time. Using principles of mathematics and physics, climate science seeks to understand the nature of our climate system and develop solutions to reduce the effects of climate change.

What You Will Learn

Students learn the natural laws that determine the climate through the study of meteorology, climatology, environmental physics, and oceanography. The Climate Science Degree helps students gain a complete understanding of climate including how atmosphere, water, land surface, and ecosystems affect each other. Students also investigate the behavior of weather and climate and the obstacles of climate prediction.


At a Glance

College: College of Agriculture and Applied Sciences

Department: Plants, Soils and Climate Department

USU Locations:

  • Logan campus

Program Requirements

Career And Outcomes

Career Opportunities

Climate scientists evaluate scientific data and research about the climate to assist in decision-making in a variety of industries including aviation, green energy, insurance, land development, and many others. Climate scientists are needed across the country to help resolve issues related to rising ocean levels, hurricanes, pollution, tornadoes, drought, and wildfires.

Professionals in the field of climate science often work through private consulting agencies, in government agencies, academia, commercial businesses, and for non-profit groups. Students who study climate science can obtain a career as a:

  • Environmental Consultant
  • Environmental Specialist
  • Environmental Research Scientist or Technician
  • Climate Science Teacher or Professor
  • Meteorologist
  • Environmental Scientist
  • Climate Researcher
  • Sustainability Planner
  • Climate Change Data Analyst
  • Natural Resources Team Leader
  • Climate Change Adaptation and Mitigation Expert
  • Climate Change Adaptation Mainstreaming and Development Planner
  • Air Quality and Climate Change Partner
  • Atmospheric Scientist
  • Risk Analyst

Job Outlook



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Phone: 435-797-0454

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