Campuses


Bachelor of Science in
Meteorology/Applied Meteorology

Accurate weather forecasting can literally save lives. From hurricane hunting to severe storm prediction, meteorologists play an important role in today’s society.

Embry-Riddle’s Bachelor of Science in Meteorology and Applied Meteorology programs prepare students for fascinating careers in the National Weather Service, the U.S. military, commercial operations, aviation companies and broadcasting. Students may also move on to advanced studies in atmospheric sciences.

Embry-Riddle students have the unique ability to focus on aviation-related careers if desired. Students combine theory with valuable hands-on experience to ensure they’re career-ready.

Our students benefit from both direct access to experienced faculty as well as state-of-the-art weather forecasting and observational equipment, all brought together in a small class setting. Students can also complement their studies with certifications or operations-focused minors that cover a variety of topics such as airline dispatching and operations, computational mathematics, flight, defense studies, unmanned aircraft systems science, communication and broadcast media, geographic information systems, and emergency management.

Meteorology graduates depart with a deep understanding of weather analysis, data collection, forecasting, and much more. Each of our degree programs meet the guidelines set by the American Meteorological Society (AMS), National Weather Service, and U.S. Air Force - ensuring our graduates have the professional skills necessary for immediate productivity.

Additionally, students can join co-curricular activities to enhance their college experience, with options such as the Weather Club or student chapter of the American Meteorological Society. These activities offer valuable networking opportunities at professional gatherings, including international meteorological seminars and conventions.

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