UCLA is further demonstrating its commitment to environment and sustainability research with the creation of a climate science major being offered in spring quarter 2018. The new major is evidence of UCLA’s commitment to educate students about climate change and empower transformative action in sustainability.
The new bachelor of science degree will be housed in the department of atmospheric and oceanic sciences. The interdisciplinary major offers courses that will teach students climate change science and skills to communicate climate science to public audiences and decision-makers. Sustainable LA Grand Challenge steering committee member Professor Alex Hall and Professor David Neelin co-created the program in recognition that it was timely; in light of great innovation for climate technology, allowing for more accurate and detailed modeling than ever before.
This post was written by Conor Cusack. He is a geography/ environmental studies major in his senior year, an outdoor enthusiast and a writer for Sustainable LA Grand Challenge.