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What Can I Do With This Major for Majors in Meteorology



The Bachelor of Science degree in Meteorology focuses on the study of weather and climate as well as extensive preparation in environmental sciences. Students learn about weather systems, the atmosphere, climate issues, ocean dynamics, and forecasting. Students may become involved with research, utilize micrometeorological observing stations, and use state-of-the-art computer workstations dedicated to monitoring meteorological issues.

This meteorology program offers all the US federal government civil service requirements for classification as a meteorologist. Graduates of the program have the opportunity to pursue different career paths, including meteorology or environmental science, for employment in government, education, or private industry. Graduates have a firm foundation in order to pursue graduate study.

Although most graduates will find work in a related field, some may choose a career that does not require this specific major, but rather a wide range of demonstrated skills and accomplishments. Regardless of your career choice, increase your marketability to employers through internships, responsible work experience, good grades, and involvement in college activities.

A Sample Of Related Occupations

Air Quality Engineer Environmental Lawyer Physicist
Astronomer Environmental Manager Research Scientist
Atmospheric Scientist Environmental Protection Specialist Risk Manager
Climatologist Geoscientist Safety Engineer
Ecologist Hydrologist Science Librarian
Environmental Affairs Mngr. Lobbyist Technical Support Representative
Environmental Consultant Meteorologist Technical Writer
Environmental Educator Natural Resource Manager Water Quaslity Specialist
Environmental Engineer Naturalist .
Environmental Impact Analyst Oceanographer .

Types of Employers


Private & Nonprofit Organizations
Agricultural Service Firms Environmental Education Centers Private weather forecasters
Air carriers Environmental Public Relations Firms Research & testing firms
Commodities firms Environmental Research Organizations Research institutes
Environmental Advocacy Groups Insurance Companies Television/Radio Stations
Environmental Consulting Firms Private consulting firms Testing Labs


Government Agencies
Air Force Mount Washington Observatory Public Health Service
Bureau of Land Management NJ Department of Environmental Protection Soil Conservation Service
Bureau of Reclamation National Aeronautic and Space Administration (NASA) U.S. Coast Guard
Department of Agriculture National Oceanic & Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) U.S. Environmental Protection Agency
Department of Defense National Science Foundation U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service
Department of Energy Occupational Safety and Health Administration U.S. Navy
Forest Service Peace Corps/AmeriCorps .

Internships Obtained by Rutgers Students


Organization Job Title
News 12 Brooklyn Meteorology internship

Jobs Obtained by Rutgers Graduates


First Jobs of Recent Graduates - Meteorology
Organization Job Title


Jobs of Experienced Alumni - Meteorology
NNJAC-Raritan District UMC Administrator Asst

U.S. Coast Guard Airman

ENSR Engineering Air Quality Consultant

Environ Int'l. Corp. Assoc. Environmental Scientist

SwissRe Insurance Company Atmospheric Perils Meteorologist

Versar, Inc. Atmospheric Scientist

Pitney, Hardin, Kipp and Szuch (JD) Attorney

Continental Airlines Cabin Service Crew

USAF - 7th Weather Squadron Commander

National Air & Space Museum Curator

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Graduate Schools Attended


Institution Degree Field
Columbia University

Florida State University

Georgia Institute of Technology

Pennsylvania State University

Rutgers University

University at Albany – SUNY

University of California – Santa Cruz

University of Colorado

University of Maryland

University of Washington

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