Climate & Space graduates go on to diverse careers in a variety of areas. Employers know that U-M graduates are well-rounded, knowledgeable individuals ready to tackle the tasks before them intelligently.
Climate & Space students obtain a professional degree that allows them to enter fields such as space engineering, weather forecasting, and analysis of atmospheric information for a broad range of applications including environmental assessment, resource management, and risk assessment. Graduates from the Climate & Space program have a scientific background that can support careers in primary and secondary education and communication. All of these areas require analytic thinking, the ability to look at problems creatively, and the insight needed to ask the right questions.
Some of the many career options open to you upon graduation with your BSE from CLaSP include:
Climate Science and Meteorology
- Meteorology and weather forecasting
- Climate research and policy
- Environmental assessment
- Geoscience Resources on Opportunities in the Workforce (GROW)
- NCAR/UCAR – Atmospheric Science Careers
Space Science and Space Engineering
- Space weather
- Geospace science
- Planetary science
- Mission design
- Scientific instrumentation
- Remote sensing
- Careers at NASA
- United State Antarctic Program (USAP) opportunities
- Careers at Lockheed Martin
- Jobs at Boeing
Blogs and Other Interesting Information
- AGU Blogosphere – A community of Earth and Space Science blogs:
- United States Department of Labor, Bureau of Labor Statistics, Atmospheric Scientists, Including Meteorologists Occupational Outlook Handbook
- Atmospheric Science Overview from the Sloan Career Cornerstone Center
Check out our Job Placement page to find out where some of our graduates have found jobs.
Pursuing graduate degrees on the path to your career is recommended for those interested in securing research and/or academic positions. Your Climate & Space faculty advisor is an excellent source of information about degree programs.