• Anytime
    Application Deadline
  • 48 months


The required major courses in the Meteorology program at Valparaiso University prepare every student in the foundations of atmospheric science. 

Required math and physics courses provide the needed tools to understand upper-level meteorology concepts. Our elective courses reflect the diverse nature of the science and enrich each student’s academic experience in preparation for post-graduate careers.

With additional meteorology credits totaling at least 40, but no more than 60 hours, this degree can serve as a standalone major with no second major or minor. Students who opt for this science major may also choose one of the following:

  • A disciplinary science minor or second major (qualifying disciplines include astronomy, biology, chemistry, computer science, engineering, mathematics, psychology, and physics. Note that students opting for a science minor or second major to complete this B.S. degree must select a program from outside the geography and meteorology department);
  • A second major in a non-science discipline;
  • The 32-credit complementary major in environmental science; 


  • A minor in fundamentals of business, business administration, applied statistics, engineering, or geographic information systems.

Detailed Programme Facts

  • More details: The Office of Undergraduate Admission has a rolling admission deadline. 
  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 48 months
  • Credits
    124 alternative credits
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus
  • More information Go to the programme website

Programme Structure

Courses included:

  • Introduction to Meteorology
  • Weather Technology
  • Climatology
  • Introduction to Meteorological Observation and Analysis
  • Atmospheric Thermodynamics
  • Atmospheric Dynamics 
  • Synoptic Scale Analysis and Forecasting
  • Mesoscale Analysis and Forecasting

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

  • Online application
  • Writing Sample of at least 250 words (uploaded in the final section of the application)
  • High School transcript
  • Please make sure it includes an English translation, if in another language.
  • If you submit an unofficial copy, please make sure you submit an official copy on the first day of Orientation. An official copy is considered official if it meets one of these criteria:
  • Is sent directly from your guidance counselor or other high school official
  • Is brought to campus by you in a sealed and stamped envelope that came directly from your high school
  • Is sent directly from a credential evaluator, such as WES or ECE
  • Is sent directly from a government sponsoring organization or EducationUSA officer

Tuition Fee

  • International

    39000 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 39000 USD per year and a duration of 48 months.
  • National

    39000 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 39000 USD per year and a duration of 48 months.
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Living costs for Valparaiso

  • 1223 - 1980 USD/month
    Living Costs

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


Check the programme website for information about funding options.

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