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UA South's small campus atmosphere offers students the advantage of individualized instruction and support while also providing access to the resources of one of the top-ranked research universities in the nation.

The Bachelor of Applied Science in Meteorology prepares students for careers in weather forecasting (both the public and private sector), data analysis, environmental sciences, as well as for graduate school paths in the atmospheric sciences and many other physical sciences and remote sensing. Students explore weather and climate phenomena by using mathematics, physics, statistics, and computer programming software. This degree is fully online, and fully quantitative to include the relevant atmospheric, math, physics, and other environmental topics required by the National Weather Service and the World Meteorological Organization. All students currently holding a CCAF AAS degree in Weather Technology/Meteorology from the United States Air Force are eligible to apply to this program.

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Meteorology is offered in the following locations: Online

To apply for the BAS in Meteorology program, submit your application to UA Online. As part of the application process, you will need to submit:

  • Resume (visit for resume tips and guidance)
  • Goal Statement
    • Explain what you hope to accomplish with this degree and why you think it will fit your needs.
    • Include a paragraph about your readiness and understanding of what it means to pursue online coursework or a fully online program
    • Visit for statement guidance or meet with an advisor for additional help
  • Official transcripts from all colleges and universities attended, as well as military transcripts

Contact us if you have any questions about the transferability of your credits, your admissibility to the program, or the application process. For full application instructions, please visit UA Online.

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Transfer Pathway Agreements guide students who are earning specific community college degrees to transfer seamlessly into the Bachelor of Applied Science degree at The University of Arizona South. Specifically, United States Air Force students currently holding an Associate of Applied Science from the Community College of the Air Force in Weather Technology or a related field are eligible to apply to this program. The BAS in Meteorology is an approved AU-ABC pathway. Please see for more information.

All prospective students are encouraged to speak with an academic advisor for an unofficial evaluation of their transfer credit, including military credits, to ensure the timely and cost efficient progress towards their Bachelor’s degree.

Academic Advisement Reports are the official degree audits for UA students once they have been admitted into their chosen major. The [Meteorology] report contains lists of applicable classes to be used to satisfy graduation requirements. Current UA students can access their personalized Advisement Report in UAccess Student Center under the Academics menu.

Minor Offered: No
Program Type: Bachelor of Applied Science
Program Career Level: Undergraduate Degree
Locations Offered: Online

Brittany Ciancarelli

Program Manager, Meteorology
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