Undergraduate Students (B.S. Degree)

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What makes a Penn State Meteorology and Atmospheric Science degree world class?


  •  A diverse and rigorous program that's produced top-notch graduates for 75+ years. Yes, we’re bragging a bit, but ask around!

  • Research opportunities that could pair you with a faculty member and lead to publishing a paper in a professional journal as an undergraduate!

  • “Real world” experience through student organizations such as Campus Weather Service where you'll prepare forecasts for newspapers, radio stations and the web, as well as videos in the Chromakey. Also join the Storm Chase Club and chase storms for part of your summer -- safely and responsibly of course!

  • Undergraduate employment pie chart 2015-2018Opportunity to attend professional conferences hosted by the American Meteorological Society and the National Weather Association. A large contingent of our undergraduate students attend these meetings each year. What an experience!

  • An excellent employment outlook -- we proudly boast that approximately 90% of our undergraduates since 2012 are gainfully employed, most in science-related careers. Click on the pie chart to the right for a bit more information about the companies that employ our students after they graduate.

If you have a passion for weather, climate, or the environment, as well as strong math and physics skills, we hope you will apply!


What are our alumni doing?



Katharine Kobylt explains how her Penn State Meteorology degree helped her land a job as a secondary education teaching in the Peace Corps after graduation.


Alumnus Veronica Arnold explains how her Penn State Meteorology degree helped her land a job as a second lieutenant weather officer in the U.S. Air Force after graduation.


Krystal Repoff

2010 BS - Meteorology, Penn State

Meteorological Data Analyst and Systems Programmer - Weather Analytics


Amanda Schaffer Gindhart

Amanda Schaffer Gindhart

2009 BS - Meteorology, Penn State

2013 MS - Information Systems & Financial Management, University of Maryland University College

Configuration Analyst - MDA Information Systems LLC

Computer Systems Engineer II/Meteorologist - Raytheon




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