Earth & Atmospheric Science

Are you fascinated by the sheer awe and power of atmospheric and earth events? Do you want to understand the theory behind shifting weather patterns, tectonic movements or various other inner-Earth dynamics? Is this passion something you wish to change into a career? Majoring in Earth and Atmospheric Science at York - the only such degree in Ontario - will give you to opportunity to specialize in either Earth or Atmospheric Science, allowing you to focus your coursework on processes governing developments ranging from those furthest up in the sky to those deepest in the Earth's core.

Career Options in Earth & Atmospheric Science

This list is not exhaustive but it provides a solid idea of what fellow graduates have gone on to do and what potential careers an Earth and Atmospheric Science degree can offer. Some options are more directly associated with specific areas of Earth and Atmospheric Science than others.

  • Author
  • Archivist
  • Atmospheric Chemist
  • Blogger
  • Climatologist
  • Conservationist
  • Data Processor
  • Ecologist
  • Energy Industry Consultant
  • Entrepreneur
  • Environmental Consultant/Analyst
  • Environmental Rights Activist
  • Environmental Scientist
  • Environmental Technologist
  • Geochemist
  • Geologist
  • Geomorphologist
  • Geophysicist
  • Geoscientist
  • Glacial Geologist
  • Green Technology Developer
  • Hydrogeologist
  • Hydrologist
  • Journalist
  • Laboratory Technician
  • Land Surveyor
  • Lobbyist
  • Media Correspondent
  • Meteorologist
  • Oceanographer
  • Physicist
  • Policy Advisor
  • Professor/Teacher
  • Public Relations Representative
  • Researcher
  • Seismologist
  • Soil Scientist
  • Technical Writer
  • Volcanologist

Some of these career choices may require additional education or preparation in the form of graduate studies, experiential education or professional formative courses and exams. For a more in-depth description of some of the careers mentioned above visit Career Cruising (login information can be found on the home page of the Career Centre's online system) or the National Occupational Classification website.