Modern Meterology

Careers in Meteorology

What was the first university to offer a degree in meteorology in the United States?

The Massachusetts Institute of Technology was the first institute of higher education to offer a meteorology degree. Swedish meteorologist Carl-Gustaf Rossby (1898–1957) founded the program there in 1928. Rossby would go on to found programs at the University of California at Los Angeles and the University of Chicago, as well.


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