Education Objectives

Atmospheric Science is a science which combines theory and application. Our department courses emphasize basic training in physics, mathematics, and computer science, as well as application of knowledge into the real world atmospheric problems. The courses can be divided into five categories: meteorology and dynamics, climatology, atmospheric environment, atmospheric observation, and earth science education. Because of the flexible courses, students are encouraged to explore the different categories according to their interests. Also, they are allowed to take other programs, including teacher education programs and earth science programs, as well as choose a minor or a double major. The minimum credits required by the department are 128 credits, including 18 credits of general requirements, 12 credits of general education, 66 credits of department requirements, 9 credits of department electives, and 23 credits of other electives. These regulations enable students to fully develop their potential and acquire diverse abilities.

We are dedicated to cultivate Atmospheric Science talents and emphasize development in related fields including Earth Science and Computer Information, our department is top notch of local atmospheric research institutes. Some graduates pursue advanced studies, some work in meteorology-related agencies, such as the Central Weather Bureau and the Civil Aeronautics Administration. Other graduates work in meteorology, information, or environment related consulting firms. They make use of what they have learned. In response to the global trend of science integration, our ultimate goal is to teach our students a prospect of the world. In addition to acquiring professional knowledge in Atmospheric Science, we expect that they will achieve a deep insight in the environment and the Earth system as a whole, and contribute to the advancement of the brave new world.