Meteorology and Atmospheric Science - B.S.

Learn the fundamentals of atmospheric science through the meteorology and atmospheric science program. You will explore the significance of weather prediction as it relates to the environmental, energy, agricultural, oceanic, and hydrological sciences. From severe weather and climate to weather risk and air pollution — there’s no shortage of practical applications in meteorology and atmospheric science. 

Options within the Major

  • Atmospheric Sciences Option 
  • Environmental Meteorology Option 
  • General Option 
  • Weather Forecasting and Communications Option 
  • Weather Risk Management Option 


Graduates pursue careers in governmental agencies like the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, the National Weather Service, and the Department of Energy, as well as renewable energy companies and private consulting forms. Students also find jobs in military services, such as the Navy and Air Force.  

Where Meteorology Graduates Find Jobs

  • The Weather Channel
  • AccuWeather
  • NASA
  • National Weather Service
  • Businesses
  • Military

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Option to earn your B.S. and M.S. in 5 years

  • Integrated B.S./M.S. Degree Program: The integrated undergraduate-graduate (IUG) program enables academically superior and research-focused students to also obtain an M.S. degree in meteorology in five years of study. 

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