The OU School of Meteorology is the one of the leading programs in the nation; ranking 5th in research funding received from the National Science Foundation. Our expertise currently extends across weather, climate and atmospheric chemistry; built upon a foundation of excellence in convective storms, radar and mesoscale research. The School is the nation’s largest meteorological program with approximately 250 undergraduate and nearly 90 graduate students. Our student body is excellent – historically, our students have brought home more of the American Meteorological Society’s undergraduate awards than any other program.
The School has excellent state-of-the-art facilities within the National Weather Center on OU’s research campus. We have unique opportunities for collaboration and internships due to our co-location with OU-led centers, several units of the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration and nearby private sector meteorological companies.
Our students complete a rigorous degree program which has been designed to prepare them to enter the workforce as a strong competitor, or to move on to graduate school at a top institution. The degree checksheet can be found here. Our students also pursue a variety of minors, including Computer Science, Math, Physics, Broadcast Journalism, and others. Those checksheets can be found here.
All courses related to the major (METR, PHYS, MATH, CHEM, CS, etc.) must be completed with a grade of C or better in order to continue in the sequence. In order to meet this requirement, there are a number of options for help available to students: the Math, Chemistry, and Physics departments all offer excellent tutoring resources, and the Meteorology HelpDesk is open Monday – Thursday 5-7, and Sundays 7-9, on the first floor of the National Weather Center. It is important for Meteorology majors to remember that asking for help (as Einstein did when working on his famous theories) is a great sign of strength and predictor of success.
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