Jun 06, 2023  
OHIO University Undergraduate Catalog 2021-22 
OHIO University Undergraduate Catalog 2021-22 [Archived Catalog]

Broadcast Meteorology

Major code BS3339

College of Arts and Sciences 
Geography Department 
Clippinger Laboratories 122
Athens, OH 45701
Phone: 740.593.1140
Fax: 740.593.1138

Dorothy Sack, Chair
Harold Perkins, Advising Coordinator

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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Universitywide Graduation Requirements

To complete this program, students must meet all Universitywide graduation requirements .

Liberal Arts and Sciences Distribution Requirement

View the College and Liberal Arts and Sciences Distribution Requirements .

Broadcast Meteorology Major (B.S.)

The major requirement for the B.S. degree in Broadcast Meteorology is a minimum of 37 hours of geography.

Meteorology Core

Additional Math and Science Core