Career Overview

What is Atmospheric Sciences?  

A Guide for the Prospective Student



Career Overview

A Guide to Meteorology Resources




The department's close relationship with the local National Weather Service (NWS) Forecast Office allows you to pursue invaluable cooperative education coursework, serving as a launching pad for an exciting career with the NWS, NASA, the Environmental Protection Agency, and many media fields. A range of careers awaits in areas of broadcast and industrial/commercial forecasting, federal meteorology, research in federal or state labs and agencies, environmental consulting, and field work in air quality, pollution, health, and safety. 

"As a broadcast meteorologist now, I'm doing what I love by telling a weather story to my viewers every morning."

Amanda Bickel, Meteorologist, KNBN
BS IS Atmospheric Sciences, SDSM&T, 2010