Department of Atmospheric, Oceanic & Space Sciences in the College of Engineering at the University of Michigan

Careers in Earth System Science & Engineering

AOSS 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.

AOSS 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 ESSE 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.

Some of the many career options open to you upon graduation with your BSE from AOSS include:

Earth Systems Science & Engineering

Space Science & Space Engineering

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Job Placements

Check out our Job Placement webpage 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 acadmic positions.  Your AOSS faculty advisor is an excellent source of information about degree programs.