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Students work in forecasting of weather and climate. They assess the influence of weather and climate on public health, agriculture, engineering, industry, commerce and national defense. Classroom teaching and forecasting activities are enhanced by the new digital Weather Wall which allows for real-time forecasting and analyses of weather and climate patterns on a large (16 x 5 ft) high-resolution display.
The Bachelor of Science in Meteorology & Atmospheric Science is for students who wish to explore weather and the environment and fulfills the education requirements for federally employed meteorologists. The program guidelines follow those of the American Meteorological Society.
Classes include, but aren't limited to: Earth Systems, Weather Patterns, and Satellite and Radar Meteorology.
For the suggested Degree Pathway visit the academic catalog.
The department also offers minors in:
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UMass Lowell Meteorology (formerly Atmospheric Science) students gained real-world experience forecasting the New England weather during the unusual, 2015, winter-weather pattern. "It's exciting! It's the best time to be a weather major." - Student Michaella Farese