Welcome to the Department of Meteorology and Climate Science, the only one of its kind in the entire CSU. We provide students with an in-depth knowledge of the atmosphere and prepare them for careers in the atmospheric sciences. Meteorology faculty maintain active research programs that benefit the science community and enhance our students' learning environment. We are the only Meteorology Department in the CSU System, with a newer emphasis on Climate Science. We provide students with an in-depth knowledge of the atmosphere, and we are preparing them for carers in the atmospheric science.
Our department offers different research programs for both Undergrad and Graduates here at SJSU. The Fire Weather Research Lab works on a number of problems related to fire weather and fire behavior. The other program we offer is called C.A.A.R.E. This program trains Underrepresented STEM students with emphasis on understanding atmospheric processes through the use of modern observing instruments. They contribute to NASA centers research programs in urban head islands, air quality, public health, and much more. Our department is also affiliated with Green Ninja that aim to engage middle school students in science through personal inquiry and action.
What is a Meteorologist!
We work with weather and climate! Measuring it, forecasting it, studying it! This link to the Federal Bureau of Labor Statistics shows you what we do, how much we are paid, and job growth outlook. Did you know "Employment of atmospheric scientists, including meteorologists, is projected to grow 12 percent from 2016 to 2026, faster than the average for all occupations."?
Program Learning Outcomes
Program Learning Outcomes (PLOs) are "statements that describe what learners will know and be able to do when they graduate from a program", according to one source. We have a page (here) where we list our PLOs (@bottom of page). We also have a mapping (@ bottom of page) to show how each PLO is addressed by each course in the roadmap (all roadmaps are linked from here).
News and information
News stories are posted now at the department's Facebook page.
Click the links above/right to view our FB and twitter feeds!