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.

Explore the Climate and Space Sciences

In the midst of a new era of space exploration and our changing climate, it’s an exciting time to pursue work in the climate and space sciences. 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
  • Consulting
  • Insurance/re-insurance
  • Government/non-government positions
  • City/community sustainability offices
  • Renewable energy companies

Space Science and Space Engineering

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Job Placements

Check out our Job Placement page to find out where some of our graduates have found jobs.

Graduate Studies

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.