Volume 7, Number 2, 1998

UD's climatology program unique

Leathers says UD has more climatology faculty than any other university in the country. "With eight people working in climatology, it was a very attractive place to come to," he says.

With all that talent, UD offers a variety of degrees in the field, Leathers says. "We give undergraduate degrees in geography and environmental science, a master's degree in geography and a Ph.D. in climatology-the only one in the country. After graduation, some students go to the Weather Service, the Environmental Protection Agency, government research labs or private consulting firms. And a lot of people go on to become faculty teaching weather-related subjects."

UD currently has about 80 geography majors, 170 environmental science majors and up to 30 graduate students at one time studying the weather.