Meteorology

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Are you a weather geek? Are you interested in climate change and how it will affect industry and daily life? Do you enjoy math and science classes? If you answered yes, consider a B.S. degree in meteorology, the science of the atmosphere. Our program, rich in tradition, was the very first meteorology or atmospheric science degree program offered by a public university in Illinois.

In addition to an abundance of hands-on learning opportunities commonly associated with a large research university, you’ll find the personal attention typically associated with a small college, and dedicated faculty committed to mentoring and teaching. All core classes are taught by full-time, award-winning faculty. Class sizes in required courses are small; averaging between 15 and 25, while enrollments in electives courses are typically smaller.

Our program meets standards established by the American Meteorological Society for an undergraduate degree in atmospheric science and federal civil service requirements for meteorologists. To properly prepare for career opportunities, you’re required to take a series of math and science courses and encouraged to consult regularly with your adviser in our department.

Geography Advising

Wei Luo
Davis Hall, Room 120
815-753-0631
wluo@niu.edu

Meteorology Advising

David Changnon
Davis Hall, Room 118
815-753-6826
dchangnon@niu.edu