Meteorology and Atmospheric Physics Program

Contact Information

B. Lee Lindner
Program Director

Department of Physics and Astronomy
College of Charleston
66 George Street
Charleston, SC 29424

Office Location
JC Long Building, room 225
9 Liberty Street
Charleston, SC 29401

Contact Numbers

Phone: 843.953.8288
Fax: 843.953.4824

The College of Charleston's program in meteorology is unique in the state of South Carolina. We offer a BA degree in meteorology with two concentrations:

Our concentration in operational meteorology not only meets but exceeds all recommended American Meteorological Society guidelines for undergraduate students. In the operational meteorology concentration, students learn the basics of weather analysis and forecasting and how to communicate meteorological information to the public. 

We are one of the only undergraduate institutions in the United States with a program in atmospheric physics. With the growing demand to understand the science of climate change along with the interdisciplinary nature of modern atmospheric science research, there is growing demand for programs which integrate atmospheric science and traditional physics. Our program in atmospheric physics is designed to help meet this challenge by preparing undergraduates for graduate study in atmospheric physics.

Our program offers both a demanding curriculum – grounded in physics, mathematics, and atmospheric science – and a wide variety of opportunities for students to broaden their interests based on the research interests of our faculty. Furthermore, because of our low student-to-faculty ratio, students benefit from working closely with a very dedicated and professional faculty. 

To learn more about our programs in meteorology and atmospheric physics, we encourage you to explore our website.

Why pursue a major in meteorology?

Academic Information

Bachelor of Arts

Minor in Meterology