We began studying Snow Science out of self-interest, to understand avalanche hazards in remote regions that double as our OS classrooms.
Personal interest soon led to professional awareness of the growing need for a research-based concentration in Snow Science. Today, APU’s Snow Science concentration helps you meet a nationwide need for professionals with avalanche hazard training.
Snow Science students like you present at national conferences, displaying OS research that relies on thermal imagery and geographic information systems. APU’s relationship with the Alaska Avalanche School and its work with the U.S. Forest Service add to your professional network as you gain real-world knowledge about avalanche forecasting.
Snow Science Courses
- OS 10600 – Mountain Weather (2)
- OS 21000 – Snow and Avalanche Science for Professionals I (4)
- OS 21200 – Backcountry Skiing (2)
- OS 32500 – Snow Science for Outdoor Professionals II (4)
- OS 40500 – Recreation and the Public Land Resource (4)
- SC 35500 – Meteorology: Weather and Climate (4)
- Pick two of the following courses:
- SC 21500 – Glaciology and Glacier Travel (4)
- SC 21000 – Winter Ecology and Cold Weather Physiology (4)
- SC 36000 – Introduction to Geographic Information Systems (GIS) (4)
- SC 45500 – Climate Change (4)