WKU Meteorology Program
The B.S. in Meteorology degree at WKU is the first and largest meteorology program in Kentucky or Tennessee that meets all the Federal Civil Service requirements (GS-1340) for employment by the National Weather Service and enables TV broadcast meteorologists to immediately pursue the "Certified Broadcast Meteorologist" program of the American Meteorological Society upon graduation. In addition to preparing students for immediate employment as meteorologists, the combination of advanced theoretical and applied coursework as well as experience with meteorological instrumentation and computer programming will provide a foundation for students who wish to pursue graduate school in the atmospheric sciences. Students will become more directly involved in faculty-sponsored research, increased co-authorship of peer-reviewed research articles, and increased presentation of research results at professional meetings and conferences.
First-time freshmen starting in Fall 2021 or later -Residents of border states receive in-state tuition rates (IL, IN, OH, MO, VA, WV, TN). Residents of other states can qualify for heavily reduced out-of-state tuition if they qualify for any WKU scholarship.
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Department of Geography & Geology: (270) 745-4555
Meteorology Program Leader, Dr. Greg Goodrich: (270) 745-5986
Attn: Greg Goodrich, Meteorology Program Leader
Department of Geography and Geology
Western Kentucky University
1906 College Heights Blvd. #31066
Bowling Green, KY 42101-1066
Main office location: Environmental Sciences and Technology (EST) Room 304
Storm Chase Course
Each May, six to eight WKU meteorology students embark on a 2 week journey to the US Great Plains to forecast and find severe weather. Dr. Josh Durkee and Dr.Grady Dixon lead this storm chasing course, more formally known as Field Methods in Weather Analysis & Forecasting. The course is offered as a capstone experience class for upper-level meteorology majors. Follow along with the storm chase class from 2019, 2018, 2016, 2015, 2014, 2013, 2012, and 2011.