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Vermont State University’s Concentration in Broadcasting within the Atmospheric Sciences degree program is one of the best in the country. You’ll develop your presentation skills in our Emmy-winning Digital Communications Department, and Atmospheric Science faculty will teach you how to create accurate and reliable forecasts with scientific rigor. You will have access to industry-standard technology as you prepare on-air shows in the broadcast studio.

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Ari Preston

Associate Professor of Atmospheric Sciences


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Vermont State University alumni work in 25 percent of the national media markets, giving you access to seasoned professionals who can offer advice and mentorship. You will even get to take classes taught by local broadcast meteorologists to hone your on-air skills.

Why Study Broadcasting at Vermont State

  • Top Job Placement: Recent graduates in the Broadcast Concentration have gone on to work at The Weather Channel, AccuWeather, and WeatherNation. Atmospheric Sciences alumni work in 25 percent of the national media markets. 
  • Live, On-Air Experience: Work with our on-campus TV studio for live on-air experience in partnership with our Digital Communications Department. Our news channel, News7, is one of only 30 live, student-run channels in the country. 
  • State-of-the-Art Weather Center: The John Marshall Observation Deck on our Lyndon campus offers an excellent view for observing weather and launching weather balloons. The Donald and Carmella Dalton Weather Center is a top-line research facility with eight 40″ monitors that display real-time weather data.
  • Invaluable Internships: Our students have completed internships — some of which are paid — around the country, including: 
    • Forecasting at National Weather Service offices  
    • Forecasting ocean weather conditions in remote locations 
    • Producing graphics for major-market TV weather broadcasts 
    • Observing weather on Mount Washington 
    • Forecasting and research at a financial services firm 
  • Northeastern Storm Conference: Our student chapter of The American Meteorological Society/National Weather Association is one of the most active in the nation. The club puts on the annual Northeastern Storm Conference, the largest and longest-running student-run weather conference in the country, drawing more than 300 students, faculty, and professionals each year. 

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Sample Courses

  • Television Weather Graphics 
  • Television Weathercasting 
  • Interpersonal Communication 
  • Television Production and Editing 
  • Analysis and Forecasting 

Student Stories

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“I communicate about climate change in a way that’s understandable to children and adults. Vermont State not only gives you the education, but it prepares you for the real world after college through hands-on learning.”

Jonathan Hutchinson

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“The broadcasting experience you get here is ten times better than other places. You get in-studio experience you can’t find anywhere else. It’s very hands-on.”

Madison Rodgers

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