• Application Deadline
  • 48 months
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This pursuit inherently involves an interdisciplinary approach through the combination of advanced coursework in mathematics, chemistry, physics, statistics, computer science, geology, earth sciences, and meteorology with emphasis on recent basic and applied research. 

The Meteorology program of The University of North Carolina at Charlotte is designed to provide the next generation of meteorologists with sufficient knowledge and skills to:

  • effectively monitor and analyze the atmospheric state across a spectrum of temporal and geospatial scales
  • provide accurate and timely forecasts of ordinary and severe weather
  • address relevant contemporary challenges such as global and region climate change, human interactions with the natural environment, and the development of resilient and sustainable communities. 

To this end, the core meteorological curriculum is composed of courses that collectively provide a broad treatment of multi-scale atmospheric processes, including atmospheric thermodynamics and physics as well as synoptic, dynamic, and mesoscale meteorology.


The Meteorology program focuses on the atmosphere.  Students pursuing the B.S. degree take courses describing and explaining processes in the atmosphere, with traditional coursework in synoptic, dynamic, physical and boundary layer meteorology.  Ancillary coursework in oceanography, applied climatology, and air quality modeling are also available.  Students majoring in meteorology pursue employment in weather forecasting - private and public, air quality, climatology or atmospheric research.  Students majoring in meteorology pursue employment in government with the National Weather Service or through service in the United States Air Force and careers in industry either through broadcasting or with consulting companies and public utilities.

Detailed Programme Facts

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

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Meteorology
  • Atmospheric Thermodynamics
  • Physical Meteorology
  • Synoptic Meteorology
  • Dynamic Meteorology
  • Meteorological Computer Applications

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.

  • Minimum required score:


    The TOEFL®PBT is administered in a paper format and measures your ability to use and understand English in a classroom setting at the college or university level. It accurately measures how well you can listen, read and write in English while performing academic tasks.

General Requirements

  • Application and Application Fee of $80
  • Submit one required essay
  • Proof of English ability
  • Official School Records
  • SAT or ACT score

Tuition Fee

  • International

    20530 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 10265 USD per semester and a duration of 48 months.
  • National

    20530 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 10265 USD per semester and a duration of 48 months.
  • In-State

    7096 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 3548 USD per semester and a duration of 48 months.
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Living costs for Charlotte

  • 1133 - 2060 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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