As a nationally recognized program offering deep and broad immersion in the atmospheric sciences, Millersville University's Meteorology program is considered second to none.
Why Study Meteorology at Millersville University?
Millersville University's Meteorology program is a flagship of the university, one that is nationally recognized for its deep and broad immersion in the atmospheric and climate sciences, and innovative curriculum in space weather, air quality, water resources, data analytics, and emergency response and disaster preparedness. Our graduates enter the workforce as knowledgeable, skilled, and competent professionals. In 2020, Millersville became only the seventh university in Pennsylvania to be designated as a StormReady University.
Our graduates are diversely employed. Some go on to careers in education, administration, and research. Many pursue advanced degrees at major research institutions, work for government agencies or begin careers in the private sector. More than half of our graduates work in operational forecasting, and just a few of their employers include The Weather Channel, AccuWeather, WeatherWorks, Versar, and numerous branches of the National Weather Service. Several grads work as on-air meteorologists at TV stations across the U.S.
“During my time at Millersville University, my adviser recognized my ability and encouraged me to keep pushing forward especially during times when it was extremely challenging. The ongoing support and mentorship by my adviser and the department faculty played an intricate role in my success. In my experience, the professors are more than just teachers – they are mentors who truly care about their students and their future successes. Without the excellent education, rewarding experience and dedicated mentorship of the faculty in the meteorology program at Millersville University, I would not have many of the opportunities and accomplishments that I have today.”- Dr. Melissa Burt | 2005
What Will You Learn?
This program conforms to the American Meteorological Society's Guidelines for a Bachelor of Science degree in Meteorology/Atmospheric Science. It satisfies the National Weather Service GS-1340 requirements and can adequately prepare a student for the pursuit of an advanced degree in graduate school. As a 72-credit program, students should expect to take courses regarding various aspects of earth science and meteorology as well as a mixture of calculus, statistics, and physics courses.
Participation in research projects alongside professors is also encouraged in this major. These unique internship opportunities provide a competitive edge when entering the workforce. Past successes include the "Linked Environments for Atmospheric Discovery" (LEAD) project, "Wintertime Study of Airborne Particles" project, "Five-Year Precipitation Monitoring" project, "North-East Corridor Oxidant and Particle Study" (NEC-OPS) project, "Southeast Pennsylvania Lightning Climatology" project, "Deriving Information on Surface conditions from Column and Vertically Resolved Observations Relevant to Air Quality" (DISCOVER-AQ) project, "Ontario Winter Lake-effect Systems" (OWLeS) project, and "Investigation of Microphysics and Precipitation for Atlantic Coast-Threatening Snowstorms" (IMPACTS) project.
- Academic Meteorology Professor
- Atmospheric Chemist
- Atmospheric and Space Scientist
- Climate Change Analyst
- Numerical and Climate Modeler
- On-Air Broadcaster
- Operational Forecaster
- Remote Sensing Scientist and Technologist
- Remote Sensing Technician
- Reporter and Correspondent
Clubs and Organizations
- American Meteorological Society, Millersville Chapter
- Campus Weather Service
- Geology Club
- Ocean Science Club
- Submersible Research Team
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