Atmospheric Science

"I'm willing to do what I need to do to fulfill a dream I've had for a long time."   - UofL Student   


Scholarships and Fellowships: The American Meteorological Society (AMS) has a program of "named" scholarships and fellowships to which our students with GPAs above 3.0 are encouraged to apply. Jenna Mackin ('13) won the 2012 Johnson Scholarship for seniors!

American Meteorological Society

Welcome to the University of Louisville Atmospheric Science program! We are excited you are interested in what we have to offer our students and community.

The goal of this site is to educate you about our program - including why you should seriously consider UofL  for your Atmospheric Science education. Our program offers a Bachelor of Science degree in Atmospheric Science.

Find out more about our program and what we have to offer our students in the Prospective Students section of our web site. If you are a current student, you can find out more about your degree and course requirements and links to relevant contacts at the University of Louisville - it's all in our effort to assist everyone in getting all questions answered as quickly as possible.

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Students in PHYS 365 Mesoscale Meteorology research and create oral and written reports on severe weather. Find severe-weather posters here!

Mesoscale Meteorology Posters

Helpful links and information describing the UofL Atmospheric Science Program, including required and recommended courses for the B.S. in Atmospheric Science and contact information. Please suggest new links and report any obsolete ones.

Prospective Students

The most frequently used links for UofL atmospheric science majors. Please suggest new links and report any obsolete ones.

Current Students

Requirements for the degree in Atmospheric Science at the University of Louisville are linked below. Our program meets the GS-1340 standard required by the National Weather Service.


To make a tax-deductible gift to the program's endowed fund: Follow this link, then indicate "Earth and Atmospheric Science Endowment Fund (E2122)." Each dollar you contribute to the Program's endowment provides its research and teaching mission with a nickel a year (5.5%) for a billion years (i.e. forever).

 Atmospheric Science Lab, NS 119


Atmospheric Science

119 Natural Science Bldg.

University of Louisville

Louisville, Kentucky 40292


tel (502) 852-6790

Department of Physics & Astronomy

Department Chair:

Prof. Chakram Jayanthi

102C Natural Sciences Bldg.


tel (502) 852-6790