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Meteorology, B.Sc.

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    Application Deadline
  • 48 months
Oswego, IL, United States
The Meteorology major from State University of New York at Oswego has a national reputation for producing professionals in the field. As the only state college on a Great Lake, our location will let you experience and study weather phenomena like lake-effect snow and waterspouts.
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Meteorologists study the atmosphere and its physical and chemical characteristics and processes, weather patterns and climate. State University of New York at Oswego offers specialized study in different subsections of meteorology, atmospheric and cloud physics, climatology, instruments and air pollution.

Participate in our pioneering Storm Chasers summer program where you'll forecast, pursue and observe extreme weather through the Great Plains states. Join the campus chapter of the American Meteorological Society and attend meetings of the professional AMS with your professors. 

Get on-air experience as a future TV meteorologist at WTOP, our on-campus television station. Find ample chances to present your own research. Our program and alumni success opens up internship opportunities in such places as the National Weather Service, government agencies, private-sector meteorological firms and television stations.

 Meteorology lab spaces in the Shineman Center offer hands-on opportunities with advanced tools like our wind tunnel and weather balloon system.

Career options:

  • Weather forecasting or atmospheric research with the National Weather Service or regional partners
  • Environmental assessment, especially in the area of air-pollution studies
  • Broadcast TV meteorology
  • Private forecasting for oil, shipping and environmental industries

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 48 months
  • Credits
    77 alternative credits
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

Programme Structure

    Courses included:
  • Meteorology for Science Majors 
  • Meteorology Science Majors Lab 
  • Synoptic Meteorology Laboratory 
  • Synoptic Meteorology
  • Synoptic-Dynamic Meteorology Laboratory
  • Climatology 
  • Meteorological Experimentation 
  • Meteorological Experimentation Laboratory
  • Dynamic Meteorology
  • Seminar in Meteorology 
  • Remote Sensing and Mesoscale Meteorology Lab
  • Mesometeorology

English Language Requirements

  • 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.

  • 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.

General Requirements

  • Complete your online application
  • Submit transcripts: Mail all official college/university and secondary school transcripts (transfer applicants) or just your secondary school transcript (freshmen) to SUNY Oswego
  • Send in your English proficiency test scores: uccessful applicants will have a minimum English proficiency of 71 in TOEFL, 6.0 in IELTS, or 55 in PTE. 
  • Provide financial documentation: Send a copy of an original bank statement including a bank official's signature and stamp evidencing sufficient funds for the first year via email to the International Student and Scholar Services Office

Tuition Fee

  • International

    16320 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 16320 USD per year and a duration of 48 months.
  • National

    6870 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 6870 USD per year and a duration of 48 months.
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Living costs for Oswego

  • 1100 - 1500 USD/month
    Living Costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


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