Meteorology is a fast-growing industry with job prospects expected to increase over the next decade.

For bachelor degree candidates, the news is good: For entry-level, good-paying work in the field, all you need is a BS. If you’re looking to get a job in research within the atmospheric science field, chances are you’ll need a master’s or a doctorate. A bachelor’s from a top meteorology program is a great place to start. Here are our top 7 picks for meteorology bachelor’s degree programs in the United States.

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University of Oklahoma in Norman, OK

Oklahoma’s School of Meteorology offers the largest program in the United States. Over 320 undergraduate students are currently enrolled, and 80 graduate students are furthering their studies. It is internationally recognized for its excellence in severe storm and radar research. Best of all, the school partners with the National Weather Center, which allows it to offer students industry experience in the private sector.

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