The Department of Atmospheric and Oceanic Sciences (ATOC) at CU Boulder provides a world-class, interdisciplinary research and educational environment to examine the dynamical, physical and chemical processes that occur in the atmosphere and ocean.

Located in a region that has the greatest concentration of geophysical researchers in the nation, ATOC gives its students unparalleled access to atmospheric and oceanic science excellence. This community and environment are integral to the foundation of our unique philosophy and vision, which elevates our department to one of worldwide prominence.

At the graduate level, ATOC offers a doctoral degree and a master’s degree (thesis and nonthesis options).