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pyrapurcell
post Mar 30 2008, 10:16 AM
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Which collges have meteorology classes and major in it?


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post Mar 30 2008, 11:23 AM
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QUOTE(pyrapurcell @ Mar 30 2008, 11:16 AM) *
Which collges have meteorology classes and major in it?

A lot of colleges have meteorology programs...I'd suggest this site to find the one closest to you.
http://www.a2zcolleges.com/Majors/Atmospheric_Sciences.html


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post Mar 30 2008, 11:37 AM
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QUOTE(pyrapurcell @ Mar 30 2008, 11:16 AM) *
Which collges have meteorology classes and major in it?


I know Penn State has a great department. I took a few classes while I was undergraduate there. I think its only on the main campus in State College, PA. Very respected program. I think there was a time when 50% of all meteorologists came from there (I may be dated myself with that comment as its been a few years since I was there).



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post Mar 31 2008, 06:07 PM
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QUOTE(pyrapurcell @ Mar 30 2008, 11:16 AM) *
Which collges have meteorology classes and major in it?


Hi there. There are less than 50 schools in the country that offer Meteorology, so it is important to know what type of weather you are interested in studying, as different locations in the country tend to have emphasis on different kinds of weather. Also important is whether or not you can attend a state school in your state, as they will cost much less.

The good northeast schools are:

Lyndon State College, VT
Plymouth State College, NH
SUNY Oswego
SUNY ALbany
SUNY Stony Brook
SUNY Brockport
SUNY Oneonta
Cornell University
Western Connecticut State University
Rutgers
Penn State
Ohio State University
Millersville University
and MIT has an Earth, Atmospheric, and Planetary Sciences program.

I could name some other good schools around the country if you'd like. But most of them are in the Northeast. I attended the Earth, Atmospheric, and Planetary Sciences program my freshman year at MIT -- found it extremely challenging and interesting, but not exactly focusing on what I wanted, so I transferred to Millersville University, which is where I currently attend.

Anthony


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post May 12 2008, 10:39 AM
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There is also Florida State (FSU) & Texas A & M.


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post May 12 2008, 11:34 AM
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QUOTE(thundercloud @ May 12 2008, 10:39 AM) *
There is also Florida State (FSU) & Texas A & M.

we just dont exist down here in ms i guess lol Misssissippi State has meterology in starkville ms


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post May 12 2008, 04:30 PM
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The AMS has a mini-site with lots of info: Listing of Colleges & Universities.

What exactly are you looking for? And where?

As a disclaimer, I go to Millersville and love it. We have a great Earth Science Department with good facilities. I debated between Millersville and Plymouth, but ended up choosing Millersville because of cost, distance and the fact that it was slightly larger.


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post Aug 25 2008, 07:23 PM
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does university of pennsylvania have good weather programs? its the #6 college in the entire US.


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post Aug 25 2008, 07:48 PM
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QUOTE(pyrapurcell @ Aug 25 2008, 09:23 PM) *
does university of pennsylvania have good weather programs? its the #6 college in the entire US.


The University of Pennsylvania does not have a meteorology program or an earth science program.

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You have answered my question already but not fully... I want to know are there any other colleges that offer meteorology in PA??? Im already thinking of going to Penn State but just to widen my selections!!!


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QUOTE(so_whats_happening @ Aug 25 2008, 10:06 PM) *
You have answered my question already but not fully... I want to know are there any other colleges that offer meteorology in PA??? Im already thinking of going to Penn State but just to widen my selections!!!


Hello,

There are only two schools in PA that offer a meteorology program: Millersville University and Penn State University, Main Campus. They are both top-ranked programs in the US.

I go to Millersville.

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QUOTE(AnthonyS @ Aug 26 2008, 10:17 AM) *
Hello,

There are only two schools in PA that offer a meteorology program: Millersville University and Penn State University, Main Campus. They are both top-ranked programs in the US.

I go to Millersville.

Anthony


Where exactly is millersville!!


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post Aug 26 2008, 05:33 PM
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Millersville, PA. Anthony are you going to become a full time met?


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post Aug 26 2008, 07:26 PM
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Where exactly is millersville!!


It is approximately 5 miles southwest of Lancaster in Lancaster county, PA.


http://www.millersville.edu/

http://www.atmos.millersville.edu/


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Millersville, PA. Anthony are you going to become a full time met?


Yes, I very much wish to become an operational meteorologist/hydrologist.

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Yes, I very much wish to become an operational meteorologist/hydrologist.

Anthony


Wow... i really have to thank you alot!!! i never really new about millersville until you said something!!! THANK YOU VERY MUCH FOR INTRODUCING THIS COLLEGE TO ME!!! I will most likely go with this college now i looked it up and everything looks great!! Thank you so much!!!!

Oh sry one question.... is this a well known school for meteorology because depending on what field i go into this school may or may not help enough? I most likely will go into 3 fields: Tropical, severe weather, or winter.... with any of these also the common knowledge of the basics of meteorology!!


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Wow... i really have to thank you alot!!! i never really new about millersville until you said something!!! THANK YOU VERY MUCH FOR INTRODUCING THIS COLLEGE TO ME!!! I will most likely go with this college now i looked it up and everything looks great!! Thank you so much!!!!

Oh sry one question.... is this a well known school for meteorology because depending on what field i go into this school may or may not help enough? I most likely will go into 3 fields: Tropical, severe weather, or winter.... with any of these also the common knowledge of the basics of meteorology!!


Yes, Millersville offers a strong, challenging, nationally known program in meteorology. I will tell you though, all undergraduate meteorology programs in the nation are essentially the same, give or take. It is not until graduate school that you enter into different concentrations. As a rule of thumb, northeastern schools are the winter storm schools, U of Miami is the Tropical school, among a few others, and U of Oklahoma is the severe weather school, among others.

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QUOTE(AnthonyS @ Aug 27 2008, 11:34 PM) *
Yes, Millersville offers a strong, challenging, nationally known program in meteorology. I will tell you though, all undergraduate meteorology programs in the nation are essentially the same, give or take. It is not until graduate school that you enter into different concentrations. As a rule of thumb, northeastern schools are the winter storm schools, U of Miami is the Tropical school, among a few others, and U of Oklahoma is the severe weather school, among others.

Anthony


Ok just what i wanted to know thank you!!! i can live with being the winter field !!! i love snow and i get to test how i will do this winter!!!


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I know University of Michigan has Meteorology courses. smile.gif
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I know University of Michigan has Meteorology courses. smile.gif


Central Michigan does also, if I recall correctly. smile.gif


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