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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Tuition and Fees
Tuition for Atmospheric Sciences
$9,984 Full Time Annual
$19,992 Full Time Annual
Total Mandatory Fees
Undergraduate (In-Person / In-Person Plus)
$1,416 Full Time Annual
Housing and Food
$7,830 Full Time Annual
Standard Food Plan
$5,068 Full Time Annual
For complete information on tuition and fees across all programs and locations, as well as indirect costs of attendance, visit the complete tuition and fees page.
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.
What You’ll Learn
You’ll learn what it takes to produce informative, deadline-driven stories that make an impact. Shoot, edit, and produce video for social media and the News7 website and broadcasts, honing your skills in public speaking, presentation, research, interviewing, and on-air storytelling. You’ll also learn how to create and edit graphics, use professional production equipment, and master lighting and audio techniques.
Outside the Classroom, In the Community
You’ll work with our on-campus TV studio for live on-air experience in conjunction with our Digital Communications Department. In addition to gaining on-the-job production experience, you’ll have the opportunity to attend and present at national conferences, find internships across the country, and participate in the student-run chapter of The American Meteorological Society/National Weather Association.
Our state-of-the-art News7 studio is one of only 30 campus-based live and daily broadcast studios in the country. You’ll work with software, cameras, and audio systems that are used in professional newsrooms nationwide. News7 is now completely HD with Ikegami cameras, Avid newsroom software, GrassValley switchers, and the technology to broadcast live on location.
“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.”
“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.”