Meteorology is the study of the atmosphere and weather patterns and forecasting.

For this major you’ll take lots of meteorology classes. But you’ll also need to take classes in the arts, science, math, and social sciences to earn your bachelor’s degree. These extra courses help make sure that you graduate from college with all of the skills you’ll need to prepare for a successful career as a meteorologist.

Sample Courses

Meteorology Courses:

  • Introduction to Meteorology
  • Unusual Weather
  • Aviation Meteorology
  • Climate and Climate Change
  • Atmospheric Science
  • Weather Forecasting
  • Forecasting Models and Methods
  • Energy and Water Balance
  • Physical Meteorology
  • Synoptic Meteorology
  • Mesoscale Meteorology
  • Hydrology
  • Microclimatology
  • Air Pollution Meteorology
  • Fundamentals of GIS

General Curriculum Requirements:

  • Arts Courses: Art, History, Languages, Literature, Music
  • Math Courses: Algebra, Calculus, Computer Science, Logic, Statistics
  • Natural Sciences Courses: Astronomy, Biology, Chemistry, Environmental Science, Physics
  • Social Sciences Courses: Anthropology, Economics, Government, Psychology, Sociology