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Overview for Meteorology

A program that focuses on the scientific study of the prediction of atmospheric motion and climate change. Includes instruction in general circulation patterns, weather phenomena, atmospheric predictability, parameterization, numerical and statistical analysis, large- and mesoscale phenomena, kinematic structures, precipitation processes, and forecasting techniques.

Careers for Meteorology Majors

A major in Meteorology is highly relevant for the following careers. National averages for wages in each career is provided.

Colleges Offering a Major in Meteorology

Top 14 U.S. Colleges with the highest percentage of Meteorology among the 2008-2009 graduating class.

AddInfoCollege Name Degrees Awarded/
Lyndon State College
Lyndonville, VT
Less Selective$18,060 
Florida Institute of Technology
Melbourne, FL
Less Selective$31,520 
University of Oklahoma Norman Campus
Norman, OK
Less Selective$17,464 
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University of South Alabama
Mobile, AL
Less Selective$11,302 
Saint Cloud State University
Saint Cloud, MN
Less Selective$13,845 
University of the Incarnate Word
San Antonio, TX
Moderately Selective$21,290 
Central Michigan University
Mount Pleasant, MI
Less Selective$22,590 
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Rutgers University-New Brunswick
New Brunswick, NJ
Moderately Selective$23,058 
Iowa State University
Ames, IA
Less Selective$16,976 
University of Utah
Salt Lake City, UT
Less Selective$18,136 
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Degrees awarded represents the number of bachelor's degrees awarded among the 2008-2009 graduating class.