Jul 13, 2024  
OHIO University Undergraduate Catalog 2024-25 
OHIO University Undergraduate Catalog 2024-25

Broadcast Meteorology Major (B.S.)

Major code BS3339

College of Arts and Sciences 
Geography Department 
Clippinger Laboratories 122
Athens, OH 45701
Phone: 740.593.1140

Edna Wangui, Chair
Ryan Fogt, contact person

Program Overview

The broadcast meteorology major in the Department of Geography is an interdisciplinary major spanning courses in both the Department of Geography and the School of Journalism. The major meets all of the requirements specified by the American Meteorological Society to earn a degree in meteorology, and adds a significant component of journalism classes to prepare students for a career in broadcast. While not a requirement of the major, it is expected that students pursuing this major will be actively involved with broadcasting through the WOUB news outlet. Students who complete the required coursework and achieve success in their broadcast experiences with WOUB will be in a position to apply for the American Meteorological Society’s Certified Broadcast Meteorologist title. The thorough combination of meteorology and journalism courses required by this major will allow graduating students to be among the most competitive students entering the work force and will prepare graduates for a variety of broadcast and science media related positions.

Admissions Information

Freshman/First-Year Admission

No requirements beyond University admission requirements.

Change of Program Policy

No selective or limited admission requirements.

External Transfer Admission

No requirements beyond University admission requirements.

Opportunities Upon Graduation

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University-wide Graduation Requirements

Ohio University requires completion of a minimum of 120 semester hours for conferral of a bachelor’s degree. However, the Broadcast Meteorology major requires a minimum of 123 semester hours. For more information on the minimum hours requirement and other university-wide requirements, please review the Graduation Requirements – University-wide  page.

Liberal Arts and Sciences Distribution Requirement

View the College and Liberal Arts and Sciences Distribution Requirements .