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UIW at a Glance

#1

Largest Catholic university in Texas

154

Acre campus near downtown San Antonio

11:1

Student to Faculty Ratio

Your Future in Meteorology Begins Here

The Department of Meteorology offers a Bachelor of Science (B.S.) degree in Meteorology, Broadcast Meteorology and a minor in Meteorology. The Meteorology degree program is designed for students who wish to receive a comprehensive education for the purpose of research into the dynamics of the Earth's atmosphere, weather analysis and weather forecasting. UIW students enjoy small class sizes and qualified diverse faculty.

Bachelor of Science in Broadcast Meteorology

The Broadcast Meteorology program is designed to provide students with the fundamentals of the science of meteorology and the art of presenting the scientific facts to a television audience. Students learn the science of meteorology through an extensive program of classroom lectures, laboratory experiments, and field work. Students are encouraged to engage in focused research and to present their findings at local, regional and national scientific conferences. UIW Meteorology student in the green room

Our state-of-the-art broadcast lab contains:

  • Five production sets to span the range of TV stations in which you could work
  • Large format "green screen" wall
  • Largest Baron Lynx Software
  • Highly trained staff

Bachelor of Science in Meteorology

The Meteorology program is designed to provide students with a comprehensive education in atmospheric science for the purpose of research into the dynamics of the Earth's atmosphere, weather analysis, and weather forecasting, as well as explore several specializations within meteorology. These fundamentals are reinforced by service learning and independent research opportunities.

Our state-of-the-art facilities and equipment include:

  • National Weather Service cooperative observation station
  • Three fixed weather station micro net on campus with one deployable station for special experiments
  • Remote controlled camera for visibility studies in and near campus

Be the Word in the World

Since our founding in 1881 by the Sisters of Charity of the Incarnate Word, we have challenged our students to think critically, explore curiously and to leverage their God-given talents to make positive impacts on their communities and the world around them.

Career Outlook and Opportunities

The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics expects the employment of atmospheric scientists, including meteorologists, is projected to grow 8 percent from 2018 to 2028, faster than the average for all occupations.

The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics expects the eemployment of atmospheric scientists, including meteorologists, is projected to grow 8 percent from 2018 to 2028, faster than the average for all occupations. The best job prospects for atmospheric scientists will be in private industry.

To become qualified for a career in meteorology, a student must complete a bachelor’s degree in atmospheric science or a closely related field for most positions. Those who work in research usually need a master’s degree or a Ph.D.

Meteorology is an interdisciplinary program which prepares students for entering a wide variety of professional careers as well as graduate programs in weather modeling and forecasting, air pollution studies, broadcast meteorology, hydrology, Geographic Information Systems (GIS) applications in meteorology, and education. Government, industry, and private research groups may also provide entry level positions for meteorologists.

Careers in Meteorology:

  • Broadcaster
  • Researcher
  • Military and Airline Forecaster
  • Teaching

Learn More Today

We would love to hear more about you to better help you reach your educational goals. Contact an Admissions Counselor if you would like to learn more about the program or if you have questions.

Financial Aid

94%

of undergrad students receive grants/scholarship aid

$21,600

average aid amount awarded to first-time freshmen students

50%

of first-time UIW students are eligible for Pell Grants

Closing Quotation Mark
I will work to see each student graduate with the lowest possible debt, and secure a career that lifts their lives, the lives of their families, and the communities they serve.
Closing Quotation Mark

Dr. Thomas M. Evans

President, University of the Incarnate Word

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