Office, classroom, and laboratory facilities are located in the Environmental and Natural Resource Sciences Building on the George H. Cook Campus. The Cook Campus was described in a Daily Targum article as a pastoral paradise, and contains newsworthy dining options. We operate a weather station in the nearby Rutgers Gardens. Click here for the latest weather observations.
A combination of several factors makes the study of Meteorology at Rutgers unique and highly rewarding:
- A brand-new doppler radar on campus, which students learn to operate.
- Moderate class size allowing strong student-faculty interaction.
- Personal atmosphere of a small college (about 3500 students on the Cook Campus) but the availability of all the resources and activities of a Big Ten university. Click here for Cook Campus tours.
- The RU-tv WeatherWatcher Living-Learning Community allows students to live together down the hall from a TV studio equipped with state-of-the-art weather graphics software.
- Extracurricular activities that include a weather forecast contest, Meteorology Club, and WeatherWatcher broadcasts on Rutgers Television (featured on the Weather Channel on February 20, 2008).
- Opportunities to work on research projects with faculty.
- Proximity to New York City and Philadelphia affords opportunities to intern on television stations in large media markets or for multinational corporations that need the skills of a meteorologist.
- Availability of a Student to Professional Internship Network (SPIN) program for internships and part-time employment related to meteorology, that provide credits toward graduation, including working with the Office of the New Jersey State Climatologist.
- Opportunities to participate immediately in the freshman year with introductory meteorology courses and extracurricular activities.
- Small sophomore classes with professors to begin to learn about weather observations and forecasting.