Bachelor of Science
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.
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.
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.
—Wendy Abshire (BS in meteorology 1985), senior project manager at UCAR
• Air Pollution
• Forecasting Labs
• Global Climate Change
• Hazardous Weather
• Mesoscale Meteorology
• Weather Analysis and Observation
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.
BACK TO ACADEMIC PROGRAMS
Mon-Thurs: 8:00 a.m. – 5:30 p.m.
Friday: 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Admissions and Transfer Counselors are available on a walk-in basis.