What Are Some Colleges That Offer Meteorology Degrees?


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Florida Institute of Technology, Plymouth State University and the University of Oklahoma offer meteorology degrees. Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University also offers meteorology degrees.

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Students who major in meteorology at Florida Institute of Technology have to take a course that integrates many disciplines, including biology, chemistry and mathematics. These courses aim to help students understand the Earth as a system of intertwined processes. During their first year, students get to work with faculty on weather research projects. During their senior year, students work on more advanced projects and refine their practical skills.

Plymouth State University’s graduate program equips students with knowledge and skill in many areas of operational meteorology. As of 2015, Plymouth State University is the only school in New Hampshire that offers a master of science in applied meteorology. To obtain a degree, students have to complete at least 30 credits and a thesis or a non-thesis alternative.

To get an undergraduate degree in meteorology from the University of Oklahoma, students have to take courses about statistical meteorology, radar meteorology and meteorological measurement systems. The university’s school of meteorology has various student organizations including Student Affairs Committee and Oklahoma Weather Lab.

Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University is the only school in Virginia that offers undergraduate degrees in meteorology. The program emphasizes geospatial information technology and prepares participants for careers in weather forecasting and meteorology.

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