Broadcast Meteorology  (BME)

Th MPS in Broadcast Meteorology prepares student for both on-camera and behind-the-scenes careers in broadcast meteorology, as well as the opportunity to develop the knowledge and training necessary to enter the broader field of science journalism.

Plan of Study Grid
Year One
FallCredit Hours
ATM 651 or 614 Introduction to Atmospheric Science
or Introduction to Weather and Climate
ATM 662 Advanced Weather Forecasting 3
JMM 615 Writing and Reporting Across Platforms 3
JMM 605 or 627 News Technologies
or Television News Producing
 Credit Hours12
ATM 532 Broadcast Meteorology 3
JMM 617 Television News Reporting 3
ATM 765 General Circulation of the Atmosphere ( (Or Elective)) 3
RSM 620 Climate and Society 3
 Credit Hours12
ATM 805 MPS Internship 6
 Credit Hours6
 Total Credit Hours30

Elective Options

Students may take any elective on the RSMAS campus with the consent of their faculty advisor. Below are a few examples of courses past students in this program used as electives.

RSM 620Climate and Society3
ATM 731Air-Sea Interaction3
ATM 732Climate Dynamics3
ATM 663Mesoscale Meteorology and Severe Storms3
ATM 765General Circulation of the Atmosphere3
ATM 611Geophysical Fluid Dynamics I3
ATM 633Atmospheric Boundary Layer3
ATM 661Tropical Atmosphere and Ocean3
ATM 660Tropospheric Chemistry I3
JMM 633Social Media3