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Carthage offers students the opportunity to minor in climate science. This minor is directed to students who are interested in studying climate change and global warming issues or pursuing atmospheric scholarship and research.


  • Climate Science 

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Students studying climate science will study the atmosphere’s physical characteristics, motions and processes, and how these factors affect the environment.

This research is important for weather forecasting; weather analysis; air pollution control; climate trend analysis and research of such phenomena as droughts, global warming, and ozone depletion; agriculture and farming; defense; and air and sea transportation.

There are many opportunities within the field of climate science. According to the U.S. Department of Labor, about 30 percent of atmospheric scientists work for the federal government, mostly in the National Weather Service.

Climate science Minor Student opportunities

Students studying climate science at Carthage have many opportunities to enrich their education. Students can get involved in a number of student organizations, enroll in an innovative month-long course for J-Term either on campus or in another country, and work one-on-one with a professor over the summer doing research work.

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Students studying climatology and meteorology will often visit the planetarium, which contains a ... State-of-the-art facilities

The Science Center, which opened in 2015, features several research and teaching labs and social spaces between classrooms and faculty offices so discussions can continue after class.

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