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The Bachelor of Science (BS) program in meteorology at Metropolitan State University of Denver (MSU Denver) is unique in Colorado and provides students with a foundation to understand short-term weather analysis and observation, long-term climate, the mathematics and physics of the atmosphere and atmospheric chemistry. The MSU Denver Meteorology Computer Laboratory provides access to real-time weather data and analysis software supported by the UNIDATA Program.

Program Options

The meteorology program is housed in the Earth and Atmospheric Sciences (EAS) department and offers a BS degree in meteorology, as well as a meteorology minor. The meteorology major has a required math minor.




Phone: 303-556-3058

Fax: 303-556-6345

Office Hours:


8:00 a.m. – 5:30 p.m.


8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.

Admissions and Transfer Counselors are available on a walk-in basis.

Benefits of Earning Your Degree at MSU Denver

The Department of Earth and Atmospheric Sciences delivers the academic content you expect from a bachelor’s degree program while also bringing to the table everything that’s unique about MSU Denver’s people and our meteorology community.

MSU Denver is a full member of the University Corporation for Atmospheric Research, and our students have the advantage of the following opportunities:

• Enjoy attending classes on a vibrant and diverse downtown campus.

• Benefit from small classes and individual interaction with faculty.

• Learn from a professional, diverse faculty with real-world experience.

• Access real-time weather data and analysis software in our laboratories.

• Intern with various organizations, and jump-start a successful career.

• Join our active student chapter of the American Meteorological Society.

Career Opportunities for Our Graduates

Earning a degree in meteorology from MSU Denver prepares students for further graduate studies or for careers as broadcast meteorologists, operational meteorologists, meteorological researchers, climate researchers, storm chasers and spotters, builders of meteorological instruments and more.

Hear from our students:

“I decided to become a meteorologist when I was nine. MSU Denver allowed me to get the degree to make my dream come true. Its proximity to NCAR allowed me to work as a student on meaningful research while I pursued my degree. I feel extremely fortunate!”

—Wendy Abshire (BS in meteorology 1985), senior project manager at UCAR

Alumni at Work

Graduates of MSU Denver’s meteorology program have gone on to work for companies and organizations such as:

• National Weather Service

• MeteoStar

• National Center for Atmospheric Research

• National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration

• Various local and regional TV stations

Other graduates have gone on to study in post-baccalaureate programs in schools such as:

• Florida State University

• Mississippi State University

• South Dakota School of Mines

• St. Louis University

• Texas Tech University

• University of Colorado Boulder

• University of Illinois

• University of Missouri

• University of North Dakota

• University of Wyoming

Sample Classes

• Air Pollution

• Climatology

• Forecasting Labs

• Global Climate Change

• Hazardous Weather

• Mesoscale Meteorology

• Weather Analysis and Observation

Program Accreditation

The meteorology degree program at MSU Denver is part of the University’s overall accreditation with the Higher Learning Commission and conforms to the American Meteorological Society and National Weather Service recommendations for an undergraduate meteorology degree.

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