Majors and Programs
College of Liberal Arts and Sciences: Meteorology
Tornadoes, hurricanes, cloud formations, and computer modeling are some of the phenomena you study when you major in meteorology. Meteorology is the study of the earth’s atmosphere and the processes responsible for its behavior. Meteorology will provide you with a background in weather observation, physics, dynamics of climate, application of new weather technologies, computer programming and modeling, and verbal and written communication. The meteorology program teaches you to use state-of-the-art equipment, so you will be competitive in the field. The atmospheric science program maintains Linux workstations linked to the global Internet. Additional computing is performed using external facilities such as the supercomputer center of the National Center for Atmospheric Research. A meteorology degree from Iowa State will prepare you for employment in a variety of professions including television meteorology, governmental weather forecasting, the military, and professors and researchers in higher education.
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