Department of Atmospheric and Environmental Sciences

As the impact of climate change and extreme weather is felt across the globe, there has never been a more important time to train atmospheric and environmental scientists who can address these challenges. From better understanding and prediction of extreme weather events to advanced climate studies and climate impacts, UAlbany’s Department of Atmospheric and Environmental Sciences (DAES) offers some of the most sophisticated academic programs in atmospheric and environmental sciences in the U.S.

Research and Education

With world-class research facilities and internationally recognized faculty, DAES carries out critical research and provides excellent education, research opportunities, and trains students for jobs in both the private and public sector.  At the undergraduate level the Department provides two distinctive degrees: a B.S. in Atmospheric Science, and a B.S. in Interdisciplinary Studies with a concentration in Environmental Science. At the graduate level the Department offers both PhDs and Masters degrees in Atmospheric Science.

The academic programs also benefit from scientists in the Atmospheric Sciences Research Center (ASRC), as well as the close proximity of the local National Weather Service (NWS), housed in the same building as ASRC. 

World-class Connections

Students will also benefit from the Department’s involvement with the Emerging Technology and Entrepreneurship Complex (E-TEC), a planned state-of-the-art research and development center that is already generating collaborations between DAES faculty and private industrial partners.

Nowhere else will students find programs in atmospheric and environmental science with UAlbany’s unique concentration of resources, faculty, and cutting-edge facilities—along with a dedication to training a new generation of scientists who will be part of the solution to the environmental challenges we face.


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