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Meteorology-Climatology at University of Nebraska-Lincoln

Information for this profile was provided by Deborah Bathke, Earth and Atmospheric Sciences, University of Nebraska at Lincoln. Information is also available on the program website. Students in this program are pursuing a bachelors degree.

Program Design & Assessment


The Department of Earth and Atmospheric Sciences offers a program leading to the Bachelor of Science degree in meteorology-climatology. This program combines basic atmospheric science courses with a rigorous training in mathematics, computer science, and physics.

Strengths of this program

The Meteorology-Climatology program at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln is rigorous, but flexible. All students completing the degree program meet the hiring requirements of the federal government for employment as a meteorologist. However, students are given the flexibility to pursue their own interests within the broad field of atmospheric sciences through the selection of electives and a capstone course.

Types of students served

Program Goals

Students completing the Meteorology-Climatology degree program will acquire knowledge of:

Students completing the Meteorology-Climatology degree program will have opportunities for:

Students completing the Meteorology-Climatology degree program will use:

The learning goals were informed by the following resources:

How program goals are assessed

The University of Nebraska-Lincoln requires students within each major to complete an approved capstone course in which they must "Generate a creative or scholarly product that requires broad knowledge, appropriate technical proficiency, information collection, synthesis, interpretation, presentation, and reflection."

To evaluate the effectiveness of its program in meteorology-climatology, each major also participates in an exit survey in their last semester to gather information about the program from the student's perspective.

Design features that allow goals to be met

Alumni Careers

Graduation rate

Approximately 10-15

Careers pursued by our alumni

Courses and Sequencing

Diagram of course sequencing and requirements

Supporting Materials

UNL Meteorology-Climatology Course Requirements (Acrobat (PDF) 334kB May1 13)
UNL Meteorology-Climatology Course Scheduling (Acrobat (PDF) 294kB May1 13)

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