Climate Change

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Our changing climate has important environmental and societal implications locally, regionally, nationally, and around the world. Vermont State University’s Concentration in Climate Change within the Atmospheric Sciences degree program provides a firm foundation in the theory and analysis of climate observations. 

You will learn how to obtain and work with climate data using a variety of programming languages for statistical analysis and visualization. This concentration will prepare you for an exciting career in the fast-paced field of climate change research.

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Ari Preston

Associate Professor of Atmospheric Sciences


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Why Study Climate Change at Vermont State

  • State-of-the-Art Technology: You’ll work with the software and hardware currently used by climate professionals across the country. 
  • Small Classes: You’ll work closely with our experienced faculty and also learn from your dedicated classmates. 
  • Experiential Opportunities: Whether in internships, practicums, the broadcast studio, or the laboratory, you’ll have numerous opportunities to learn while you work and gain valuable professional experience. 
  • Extensive Alumni Network: You’ll have access to alumni working nationally and globally in a variety of specialties. 

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Sample Courses

  • Climate Change Dynamics 
  • Geophysical and Human Interactions 
  • GIS Applications in Atmospheric Sciences  
  • Physical Climatology 
  • Physical Hydrology 

Student Stories

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“There’s a lot of one-on-one with professors. If you don’t understand something, you can meet with them, and they’ll explain it. The amount of help they offer is great.” 

Maison DeJesus  

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“I learned when to step up and take charge and when to rely on the strengths of others (group projects and presentations). I learned the world is bigger than my tiny corner of it (trips with Dr. Strokanov to China, Russia, Vietnam). I even learned how to farm (Dr. Farrell!).” 

Alexander Lataille  

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