Certificates allow you to complete a specific group of university courses (for credit) as either part of your degree studies or separately. Additional details on certificates are available here.

A background in mathematics, physics and chemistry is required to understand the complex and varied processes that occur in the Earth's atmosphere. These phenomena extend down to the molecular scale, where one considers the interaction of photons with a variety of molecules in processes that lead to heating of the atmosphere, and extend upwards in scale to the global propagation of weather systems that produce the precipitation necessary to sustain life on the planet.

York's Certificate in Meteorology program provides specialist education in atmospheric phenomena to those who have the basic background in physical science, thereby preparing them for careers in atmospheric science. It is now widely recognized in government and industry that the appropriate place for this type of education is the university environment. You can find a variety of careers in government, environmental consulting firms and industry.

Who Can Take It?

Applicants must have successfully completed prerequisite courses as outlined in the certificate information or they may be asked to complete courses in a qualifying program before being admitted to the certificate.

This certificate is open to the following applicants:

  1. Current York students, or
  2. New applicants to York who already hold a university degree.

How to Apply

  1. If you are a current York student, contact the Lassonde School of Engineering to find out about admission requirements and the application process.
  2. If you are a non-York student and already have a university degree, you must ensure first that you meet the minimum requirements for admission to the University by applying through the Office of Admissions. You would then also make a separate inquiry to the Lassonde School of Engineering, as noted in item 1 above.