Atmospheric science at UQ is taught within the Geographical Sciences program (BSc). First year students are introduced to the concepts of large scale atmospheric circulation, the structure of the atmosphere, global energy balance and key atmospheric parameters. In second year, students learn about Earth surface - Atmosphere interactions including exchanges of energy and water, and synoptic scale circulation and weather systems. Concepts of atmospheric stability, cloud and precipitation formation are also taught with practicals on forecasting, instrumentation and aerological profiles. At third year students can develop their interests in specific areas of interest through research courses and tutorial programs.