Welcome to Atmospheric Sciences

Small class sizes, virtually unlimited access to faculty, and a challenging yet rewarding curriculum make UNC Asheville an ideal place to earn your degree in atmospheric sciences, one of the fastest growing fields. You’ll have the chance to learn and research alongside faculty specializing in tropical meteorology, atmospheric modeling, climatology, tornadoes, and weather unique to Western North Carolina.

As one of the nation's largest weather data centers, Asheville is home to NOAA's National Centers for Environmental Information (NCEI) and UNC Asheville's National Environmental Modeling and Analysis Center (NEMAC), offering atmospheric science majors unique internship opportunities and career connections.