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Meteorology and Climatology, Bachelor

  • Application Deadline
  • 48 months
University rank #201 (ARWU) , DE,
Meteorology is the science of the atmosphere. The importance of meteorological events is felt in various ways and throughout various sectors of society. For example, a drought results in water shortages, crop damage, and increased wildfire potential, while water surpluses cause flooding.


Climatology is the science of climate, which is usually considered to be an average of weather conditions over a long period of time. Study of climatic forces requires going beyond the atmosphere to include land-ocean-atmosphere interactions, as well as the role of the sun and astronomical forcing. Weather and climate prediction are important skills and services that are used in the agricultural, tourism, disaster management, resource management, and renewable energy industries, to name a few. As anthropogenic changes in atmospheric forcing become more widely apparent, the public communication aspects of meteorology and climatology have become even more relevant.

The meteorology and climatology degree program is housed within the College of Earth, ocean, and Environment (CEOE) in the Department of Geography (GEOG). The curriculum covers a broad spectrum of atmospheric and environmental topics, and exposes students to sophisticated technology meant to help monitor, analyze and predict short-term conditions and long-term trends. The program’s situation within CEOE allows its students to learn about the impact of weather and our changing climate on environments and organisms around the world.

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 48 months
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

Programme Structure

The Bachelor of Science degree in Meteorology and Climatology combines basic atmospheric science and climatologic science with a rigorous training in mathematics, physics, and computer science. The emphasis of this degree program is on developing a broad understanding of the fundamental physical and dynamical processes governing the motions and behavior of the atmosphere, and its interactions with the underlying land and ocean surfaces, developing the skills to observe and analyze meteorological and satellite data, and create and interpret weather forecasts for use in industry, agriculture, business, and government.

Areas  of study:

  • Atmospheric science
  • Extreme weather
  • Climate and climate change
  • Computer science and technology
  • Physical and human geography
  • Energy and environmental sciences

English Language Requirements

You only need to take one of these language tests:

  • Minimum required score:


    The TOEFL iBT ® measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The test has four sections (reading, listening, speaking, and writing), each with a score range of 0-30, for a total score range of 0-120. Read more about TOEFL iBT ®.

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  • Minimum required score:


    The IELTS – or the International English Language Test System – tests your English-language abilities (writing, listening, speaking, and reading) on a scale of 1.00–9.00. The minimum IELTS score requirement refers to which Overall Band Score you received, which is your combined average score. Read more about IELTS.

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Academic Requirements

You need the following GPA score:

Required score: 3.6

Applicants for graduate programs must have the equivalent of a bachelor’s degree with a minimum GPA equivalent to 3.6 on a US 4.0 grading scale. Admitted applicants typically have an undergraduate GPA of or better on a 4.0 scale. No exam grade should be lower than 4.5 (European grade scale) or D (American grade scale).

The one-year average, mid-50% of admitted students for general admissions is between 3.60-3.99, Honors Program is between 3.92-4.17.

Your GPA (Grade Point Average) is calculated using the grades that you received in each course, and is determined by the points assigned to each grade (e.g. for the US grading scale from A-F).

  • Start the Common Application for the University of Delaware.
  • Indicate your interest in the Honors Program and complete the required information as a part of your UD Common Application. 
  • Complete the required Common Application essays. You may also choose to answer the optional UD supplemental questions. 
  • Pay the $75 application fee and submit The Common Application.
  • Send official high school transcripts to the Office of Undergraduate Admissions. 
  • Request official standardized test scores from SAT and/or ACT.
  • Provide two letters of recommendation (at least one recommendation should come from your school counselor).

Tuition Fee

  • International

    16440 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 16440 USD per year and a duration of 48 months.
  • National

    16440 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 16440 USD per year and a duration of 48 months.
  • In-State

    6125 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 6125 USD per year and a duration of 48 months.
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Living costs for Newark

  • 990 - 1700 USD/month
    Living Costs

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