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A meteorology major operates a drone, against the beautiful backdrop of a fading Oklahoma sunset.
A meteorology major operates a drone.

Meteorology is the scientific study of the atmosphere to analyze, understand, and predict the weather.  Most programs in meteorology or atmospheric science were established during the 1950s and 1960s.  During that period the discipline experienced rapid growth, which has continued into the present era.

The University of Oklahoma’s School of Meteorology is among the largest in the nation, with over 350 undergraduates and 200 graduate students.  The program is ranked first in the nation in mesoscale and severe storms research and is among the top seven programs overall.  A degree in Meteorology leads to employment opportunities in a number of areas, including the National Weather Service, industrial and commercial companies, airlines, utility and insurance companies, and all branches of the military.  

Students in this program will pursue a Bachelor of Science degree in Meteorology. 

Specific Program Requirements

Careers in Meteorology

  • Academic Research
  • Air Quality Management
  • Airlines
  • Broadcast Meteorology
  • Climatology
  • Consulting Meteorology
  • Emergency Management
  • Government Agencies
  • Military
  • Operational Forecasting
  • Research Companies
  • Private Sector Companies

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