Meteorology

Meteorology is more than just the study of weather. Meteorology students at Saint Louis University apply principles of physics and chemistry to discover what makes our atmosphere work. You’ll use math to arrive at predictions and delve into the important issues of ozone depletion and global warming.


Major in Meteorology

Undergraduate students in SLU's meteorology program choose to pursue either a Bachelor of Arts or a Bachelor of Science degree, both of which are offered through the Department of Earth and Atmospheric Sciences. The B.S. program is for students who want to become professional meteorologists, go on to work for the National Weather Service or want to continue their studies in graduate school. 

SLU’s B.A. in meteorology allows students to integrate their study of atmospheric sciences with other disciplines, such as communication and computer sciences.

While most undergraduate meteorology students at SLU pursue a Bachelor of Science degree, either option will give you a foundation in the theory and applications of atmospheric sciences. 

Curriculum
  • EAS 1420: Foundation of Atmospheric Science
  • EAS 2110: Meteorological Analysis
  • EAS 2440: Atmospheric Processes and Systems
  • EAS 2530: Fundamentals of Climate Systems
  • EAS 3330: Physical Meteorology I
  • EAS 4150: Instrumentation/Remote Sensing
  • EAS 4200: Synoptic Meteorology I
  • EAS 4220: Synoptic Meteorology II
  • EAS 4440: Principles of Dynamic Meteorology I

SLU’s meteorology curriculum emphasizes both theory and practical application in fundamental and innovative aspects of the atmospheric sciences.

Internships and Careers

SLU meteorology students can take advantage of internships with the National Weather Service Forecast Office, which is located near the University, or at one of St. Louis' four commercial television stations that feature weather reports.

SLU meteorology graduates are employed with private meteorology firms, the National Weather Service, television stations and as instructors.

Faculty

SLU’s meteorology faculty offer innovative ways of thinking in the classroom and are renowned scholars in the field. Our faculty members engage with our students inside and outside of the classroom, and they participate in research and service activities that enrich their lives and the lives of their students.


Real-World Experience

Access to SLU's Centers and Institutes

If you choose to major in meteorology at SLU, you'll have access to resources including theUniversity's Earthquake Center, the Cooperative Institute for Precipitation Systems, the Global Geodynamics Project andtheCenter for Environmental Sciences and Quantum Weather — a collaborative research project between Ameren Missouri and the Department of Earth and Atmospheric Sciences.