Major in Meteorology
Offered by the Saint Louis University College of Arts and Sciences
Saint Louis University Meteorology Degree OverviewSaint Louis University's undergraduate degree in meteorology is more than just the study of weather. You'll apply principles of physics and chemistry to discover what makes our atmosphere work, use math to arrive at predictions and delve into the important issues of ozone depletion and global warming.
If you choose to major in meteorology at SLU, you'll have access to resources including the University's Earthquake Center, the Cooperative Institute for Precipitation Systems, the Global Geodynamics Program, the Center for Environmental Sciences and Quantum Weather TM , a collaborative research project between Ameren Missouri and the Department of Earth and Atmospheric Sciences at Saint Louis University.
You will also observe at the National Weather Service forecast office near the University and may have the opportunity to intern there or at one of St. Louis's four commercial television stations that feature weather reports.
What You'll Learn in SLU's Meteorology Degree ProgramUndergraduate students in SLU's meteorology program choose to pursue either a Bachelor of Arts (B.A.) or a Bachelor of Science (B.S.) degree. The Bachelor of Science program places more emphasis on professional recognition as a meteorologist, admission to graduate schools and employment with the National Weather Service.
While most undergraduate meteorology students at SLU pursue a B.S. degree, either option gives you a foundation in the theory and practical application of atmospheric sciences.
What Can You Do With a Degree in Meteorology from SLU?
An undergraduate degree in meteorology prepares you for jobs at private meteorology firms, the National Weather Service or television stations. Graduates with a B.S. in meteorology are accepted as members of the American Meteorological Society.