New Academic Program at North Carolina A&T State University

Beginning this coming fall, North Carolina A&T State University, the historically black educational institution in Greensboro, will offer a new degree program in atmospheric sciences and meteorology. It will be only the second degree program in meteorology at a black college.

The establishment of the degree program was possible under a $12.5 million grant from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration. The university hopes to enroll 20 students in the program this fall.

In 2006, fewer than five African Americans earned doctorates in the atmospheric sciences.