Build a strong foundation for your future career in meteorology.
At PennWest California, you will learn about the atmosphere in depth and explore the dynamic ways the Earth, climate and weather interconnect. In the Bachelor of Science in Earth Science degree program, the meteorology concentration will help you understand how incredibly challenging weather forecasting can be, especially under extreme atmospheric conditions.
Meteorology students learn how to perform state-of-the-art research. Our program gives undergraduate meteorology majors the opportunity to attend or present their research at professional conferences, sometimes in collaboration with other professionals.
Benefit from a holistic education in Earth sciences.
PennWest California's meteorology degree program is especially distinctive because the concentration is part of the Earth Sciences Department. As a student studying Earth sciences, you'll have opportunities to work with modern technologies, software, databases and field methods. You will also take field courses designed to give you practical experiences.
PennWest California has one of the few undergraduate meteorology programs that offers a course in global climate change, which also satisfies the ethics and multicultural requirements for PennWest California's general education courses. This course is one of five climate-related courses in the meteorology curriculum. Very few programs offer more than one climate-related course in the meteorology program.
Among our other strengths is our program's affiliation as a local chapter of two larger professional societies: The National Weather Service (NWS) and the American Meteorological Society (AMS).