Academics

Bachelor of Science in Meteorology

Why Choose Meteorology at WIU?

  • Real-world applications of meteorology: create forecasts for local radio stations, deliver the weather segment on the campus TV station, and intern at regional weather offices and local television stations
  • Instruments and facilities enhance the student experience, including a weather station, weather radar, a Linux laboratory, and a Geographical Information Systems (GIS) laboratory
  • Program meets the National Weather Service (NWS) curricular requirements for employment as a meteorologist
  • Receive one-on-one attention from faculty members who are actively engaged in students' progress
  • Faculty are actively engaged in research and publishing. Since 2010, members of the faculty have been awarded $522,000 in highly competitive National Science Foundation grants

Job Placements of WIU Graduates

  • NaturEner and Vestas (Wind energy companies)
  • WAND, KHQA, WTQV and WTOL (TV news stations)
  • Burns and McDonnel, Harris Corporation and Menard County, IL (GIS analysts)

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