Current Students

Undergraduate Studies

Our undergraduate program is a four-year program culminating in a Bachelor of Science in Meteorology. Students may choose from one of four options in the meteorology and atmospheric science major, in addition to the general option. The options are: atmospheric sciences, environmental meteorology, weather forecasting and communications, or weather risk management.
Options Within the Major

In addition to the General option, students may choose to pursue one of four other options, or specialties, within the Meteorology and Atmospheric Science major.

Academic Integrity

Academic integrity is the pursuit of scholarly activity in an open, honest and responsible manner. This link takes you the College of Earth and Mineral Sciences Academic Integrity Policy.

Course Information

Course Offerings by Academic Year, Required Courses, Course Descriptions, NOAA Meteorologist Requirements, First Year Seminar, Internships (requires PSU login) etc.

Advising

Checksheets, Minors, IUG Information, Declaring a Major, Student Aid Eligibility, Student Forms, etc.

Forms

Drop/Add Form, Degree Requirement Exception Form, Request for Exception to Program Requirements, Request for Letter of Recommendation, etc.

Internships

Students are encouraged to participate in internships as part of their meteorological education. Internships are key to gaining experience and are seen as a real asset by potential employers.

Meteorology Objectives and Outcomes

Program objectives are statements that describe the expected accomplishments of graduates during the first few years after graduation and program outcomes are statements that describe what students are expected to know and are able to do by the time of graduation.

Clubs and Organizations

Links to Campus Weather Service, PSUBAMS, Weather Risk Management Club, Chi Epsilon Pi, SWIM, Storm Chase Team, Weather Data Science Club, Weather Outreach and Education, and the Penn State Emergency Management Club

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Graduate Studies

We offer both M.S. and Ph.D. degrees and have a solid reputation for excellence in research and teaching in all areas of the atmospheric sciences, as well as in traditional meteorology. Our faculty's expertise ranges from the oceans to the upper atmosphere, and encompasses all facets of the atmosphere and its impact on our planet.

Current Students

 Undergraduate Studies

Our undergraduate program is a four-year program culminating in a Bachelor of Science in Meteorology. Students may choose from one of five options in the meteorology major: atmospheric chemistry, environmental meteorology, weather forecasting and communications, weather risk management, or the general option.

Graduate Studies

We offer both M.S. and Ph.D. degrees and have a solid reputation for excellence in research and teaching in all areas of the atmospheric sciences, as well as in traditional meteorology. Our faculty's expertise ranges from the oceans to the upper atmosphere, and encompasses all facets of the atmosphere and its impact on our planet.

Online Learning

Whether you are an amateur weather enthusiast or a weather-related industry professional, enrolling in the online Certificate of Achievement in Weather Forecasting program is a perfect way to enhance your career or degree. This online 12-credit certificate program of study will enable you to build a foundational understanding of contemporary forecasting techniques. We do not offer a four-year B.S. degree online at this time.

Commonwealth Campus Students

Yes, you can start your Bachelor's degree in Meteorology at a Commonwealth Campus and finish at University Park (main campus).  Please follow the link above for the recommended course sequencing so that you can make a smooth transition to main campus and graduate on time in just four years.

 

 

Commonwealth Campus Students

Penn State Mont Alto
If you are currently enrolled at a Penn State Commonwealth Campus and pursuing a degree in Meteorology, please use the checksheets and course sequencing documents below to ensure you are taking the appropriate courses to finish your degree on time once you arrive at University Park.   Simply following this recommended course sequencing can save you from spending an extra year in college and thousands of dollars!

  • Course Sequencing
    This is the Department of Meteorology idealized course sequencing document for students who enter Penn State as freshmen, want to major in Meteorology, and begin at a campus other than University Park.
  • Checksheets 
    visit this link to ensure you are taking the classes you need to graduate on time (PSU Access Account required to login.)