Meteorology

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 This Program?

Millersville University’s meteorology program offers a contemporary, comprehensive curriculum, infused with technology and taught by inspiring and passionate faculty. This program prepares students for a broad range of career opportunities through our ongoing commitment to their growth as scientists and citizens, with knowledge and skills that are and will be in demand in the modern, evolving workplace.

Our graduates are diversely employed. Some go onto careers in education, administration and research. Many continue on to pursue advanced degrees at major research institutions, work for government agencies or begin careers in the private sector. More than half our graduates work in operational forecasting and just a few of their employers include The Weather Channel, Accu-Weather, Weather Services Corporation 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.

Chances for research projects alongside professors are also encouraged in this major, with past successes including 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 and the "Southeast Pennsylvania Lightning Climatology" project.