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Bachelor of Science in Meteorology & Atmospheric Science

UML's program is the most comprehensive in the region including Meteorology, Climate Science and Air Pollution

Faculty member pointing to large, interactive weather monitor

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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Admissions Standards & Requirements

Note: If you are interested in studying Math, Science or Engineering, it is strongly recommended that you take four years of Math and Science. 
Students majoring in Meteorology & Atmospheric Science prepare for a variety of careers in the private, public and non-profit sector.
Graduates are employed by commercial aviation companies, private consulting firms, agencies of the federal government (such as the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, the National Weather Service, and the Department of Defense) as well as agencies of state and local governments.

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Why Study Meteorology at UMass Lowell?

Real-World Experience

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