Climate Degree Programs at HBCUs

America’s Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs) offer many programs related to the field of climate science that represent opportunities for recruiting a more diverse workforce, increasing the diversity of internship programs, and expanding scientific collaborations.

Given that climate change is having a disproportionate impact on communities that are not sufficiently represented in the climate science workforce, expanding the diversity of climate science fields can bring new ideas and perspectives to help address the challenges posed by climate change.

In an effort to help connect institutions offering employment, internship, and research opportunities with students in these HBCU programs, Linda Copley of NCICS assembled a list of Bachelor’s, Masters, and PhD programs in climate science and related fields at the nation’s 104 HBCUs. This information was collected in the summer and fall of 2020 and presented at the 2020 Fall Meeting of the American Geophysical Union ( Tom Maycock also contributed to this effort.

The current list of programs, including degree options and program contact information. is provided in the PDF file below:
Climate Programs at HBCUs

Please contact Linda Copley if you have additions, corrections, or suggestions.