Bachelor of Science in Earth and Atmospheric Sciences (EAS)

Undergraduate Earth and Atmospheric Sciences Degree Overview

Georgia Tech’s undergraduate EAS degree program uniquely integrates programs in environmental science, meteorology, and solid Earth science. Our program has key benefits: 

  • Flexible degree options. Customized degrees to fit your specific interests and career goals. 
  • Rigorous quantitative and computational experience. Preparation for scientific careers in industry and academia.
  • Undergraduate internship and research opportunities. A chance to travel the world and earn credits while undertaking projects at prestigious organizations, such as the National Weather Service, CNN, NASA-JPL, and participating in international field research campaigns.

As an EAS major, you will develop basic foundations in Earth, planetary, and atmospheric sciences, and will develop an emphasis in either meteorology, environmental sciences, or Earth sciences. 

You will develop a strong understanding of the Earth beneath our feet, the planets above us, the oceans that surround us, and the atmospheric processes that affect our weather and climate.


Earth and Atmospheric Sciences Degree Concentrations and Options


国产偷拍视频Customize your curriculum to match your specific interests and career plans.

国产偷拍视频The EAS undergraduate bachelor’s degree offers three concentrations:

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Increase your competitiveness for jobs and graduate school by adding a designation to your degree.

  • Pursue an in-depth, long-term research experience that culminates in an Undergraduate Thesis. Learn more about the .
  • Prepare for a global career. Learn more about the .
  • Build a business perspective into your degree. Learn about the .
  • Get a leg up on becoming a scientist. Learn about our five-year .

B.S. Earth and Atmospheric Sciences Requirements

The Bachelor’s in Earth and Atmospheric Sciences degree program requirements include general core classes; technical courses that provide a strong background in mathematics; technical electives to explore areas in greater depth; courses involving undergraduate research, and free electives. .

Course Highlights
  • Habitable Planet: An introductory course describing planetary formation processes, the development of habitability, and major events through time. 
  • Meteorological Analysis: Work with industry experts to analyze weather data and create real-time forecasts.
  • Environmental Field Methods: Field-based observations with modern tools, techniques, and data analysis, for societal context.
  • Energy, Environment, and Society: An interdisciplinary project-based course blending current events, guest speakers, and discussion about 21st century energy issues.

Rankings and Awards

国产偷拍视频Georgia Tech’s School of Earth and Atmospheric Sciences faculty members are frequently recognized for their outstanding contributions to their fields. This includes:

  • 13 fellowships in national and international professional societies.
  • 17 Young Investigator and Early Career Awards.
  • 46 awards from professional societies and national or international agencies.


Earth and Atmospheric Sciences Research Opportunities

Participating in research is a very exciting part of your undergraduate experience and is highly encouraged.

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Beyond the Classroom

  • Get involved! As an EAS student, you may be interested in joining the , , , or STORM (STudents Observing and Researching Meteorology).
  • Get a leg up and learn about undergraduate research opportunities in your first year. Apply to reside in the .
  • Gain employment experience and benefit from real-world experience in your field. Learn more about the and .
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