Why Meteorology at RU?

Photo: Passion Puddle in Spring.

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.
  • Home to the most sophisticated air quality and atmospheric radiation measurement system in the Northeast.
  • 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.