The Department of Atmospheric and Environmental Sciences' overarching mission is to carry out world-class research relevant to the needs of society and to provide excellent education and training for our graduate and undergraduate students. The Department has an internationally recognized graduate program, offering both Masters and PhDs in Atmospheric Science. At the undergraduate level the Department provides two distinctive degrees: a B.S. in Atmospheric Science, and a B.S. in Environmental Science.
Faculty supporting the graduate and undergraduate programs are scientists from the Department of Atmospheric and Environmental Sciences and the Atmospheric
Sciences Research Center (ASRC). The programs also benefit from the close proximity of the local National Weather Service (NWS), housed in the same building as ASRC, which is in easy walking distance of the Department. This combination of scientists gives the University at Albany the largest program of education and research in meteorology and the atmospheric sciences in New York State and one of the largest in the US.