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Atmospheric Science/Meteorology

Purdue University in West Lafayette

Atmospheric Science students study severe storms, climate change, and environmental impacts.

Students will gain valuable hands-on experience and have the opportunity to participate in research, from severe weather forecasting to analyzing global changes over time. Graduates have the skills and knowledge to pursue graduate degrees or enter the work force in specialties such as weather forecasting, climate modeling, and air pollution.

Plan of Study

Atmospheric Science/Meteorology Webpage

Transfer to Atmospheric Science/Meteorology

Purdue admits to individual majors. Transfer students must meet Purdue's overall transfer criteria, as well as any major-specific requirements. Before you apply, check the closed programs page to confirm this major is open to transfer students. If it is, refer to the information below for major-specific transfer criteria.

Minimum GPA: 2.5

Additional Requirements: Completion of at least one semester of college-level calculus equivalent to MA 16100 or MA 16500 with a grade of C or higher.

Contact Information

Director of Recruiting, College of Science
(765) 494-1990

College of Science

Careers in Atmospheric Science/Meteorology

Graduates often work in broadcast meteorology, operational meteorology, climatology, and satellite meteorology. They work as scientists, researchers, engineers, educators, environmental regulators, and often with the government. In addition, many students go to graduate school for advanced study.

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