Atmospheric Sciences and Meteorology Degree at San Jose State University

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Atmospheric Sciences and Meteorology Degree

Both Atmospheric Sciences and Meteorology is a field of study focused on the Earth’s atmosphere, how other systems affect the atmosphere, and the atmospheric effects on other systems. As a subset of Atmospheric Science, Meteorology is a discipline that includes atmospheric physics and atmospheric chemistry emphasizing weather forecasting. Get more details below including other California colleges that offer atmospheric sciences and meteorology degrees.

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Students Enrolled in the Atmospheric Sciences and Meteorology Program

Get more details below regarding enrollment, academics, and school demographics. San Jose State University has offered the following degree levels for students:

  • Bachelor's Degree
  • Master's Degree

Students by Academic Level (2015)

 Graduates
Bachelor's Degree9
Master's Degree3

Students by Gender (2015)

 Graduates
Male7
Female5

Students by Race (2015)

 Graduates
Asian3
Hispanic2
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders1
White5
Non Resident Alien1

Source: IPEDS Survey 2012-2015: Data obtained from the US Dept. of Education's Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS). Data may vary depending on school and academic year.

Career Options for Graduates

Upon completion of the Atmospheric Sciences and Meteorology program at San Jose State University, most students have pursued careers in the following fields:

Natural Sciences Managers

Description

Plan, direct, or coordinate activities in such fields as life sciences, physical sciences, mathematics, statistics, and research and development in these fields.

Career Outlook & Projections ()

According to the BLS, natural sciences managers employment is expected to grow at a rate of 3.3% from 2014 to 2024

Salary & Wages

  • San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, CA
    • Total Employment: 670
    • Average Hourly Rate: $83.22
    • Average Annual Salary: $173100

Atmospheric and Space Scientists

Description

Investigate atmospheric phenomena and interpret meteorological data, gathered by surface and air stations, satellites, and radar to prepare reports and forecasts for public and other uses. Includes weather analysts and forecasters whose functions require the detailed knowledge of meteorology.

Career Outlook & Projections ()

According to the BLS, atmospheric and space scientists employment is expected to grow at a rate of 9.2% from 2014 to 2024

Salary & Wages

  • San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, CA
    • Total Employment: 70
    • Average Hourly Rate: $36.38
    • Average Annual Salary: $75680

Atmospheric, Earth, Marine, and Space Sciences Teachers, Postsecondary

Description

Teach courses in the physical sciences, except chemistry and physics. Includes both teachers primarily engaged in teaching, and those who do a combination of teaching and research.

Source: Job descriptions, estimated salary and wages, and projected job growth are taken from the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS).

Other schools offering Atmospheric Sciences and Meteorology Programs in California

Atmospheric Sciences and Meteorology programs are available at the colleges and universities listed below.

C = Certificate or Award | A = Associate Degree | B = Bachelor's Degree | M = Master's Degree | D = Doctorate Degree (PhD,MD,...)

University of California - Berkeley

Berkeley, CA
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School Details

  • Type: 4-Year Public College
  • 8 students completed this program

Programs

  • Atmospheric Sciences and Meteorology (B)

Naval Postgraduate School

Monterey, CA
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School Details

  • Type: Graduate School
  • 13 students completed this program

Programs

  • Atmospheric Sciences and Meteorology (M)
  • Meteorology (M)

University of California - Davis

Davis, CA
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School Details

  • Type: 4-Year Public College
  • 13 students completed this program

Programs

  • Atmospheric Sciences and Meteorology (B,M,D)

University of California - Los Angeles

Los Angeles, CA
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School Details

  • Type: 4-Year Public College
  • 13 students completed this program

Programs

  • Atmospheric Sciences and Meteorology (M,D)

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ACCEPTANCE RATE
55.22%

FINANCIAL AID RATE
76%

STUDENT:TEACHER RATIO
27:1

DEGREES OFFERED ONLINE
2

FINANCIAL AID AWARD AVG.
$7,245