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Broadcast Meteorology Program Offered At Concord University

CONTACT:  Sarah Dalton

Concord University

Office of Advancement

PO Box 1000, Athens, WV 24712

(304) 384-6312,


After 4 p.m.





ATHENS, W.Va.  – A new academic program introduced at Concord University this fall is making additional career and educational options available to students.

The Bachelor of Arts in Communication Arts degree with a Broadcast Meteorology emphasis “paves the way to career opportunities and graduate schools” according to the program’s coordinator, Dr. Joe Manzo.

A student who goes through the program would be eligible to be certified as a professional meteorologist.

This training, Manzo said, could translate into a career in radio, television or research, for example.

Manzo, who is a professor of geography, explains that the broadcast meteorology program is “a merger of courses from geography, geology, and communication arts.” He said that the program includes such subjects as oceanography, meteorology, astronomy, television production, speech and “classes that prepare them to be in front or as researchers behind the camera.”

He explains that a double major is available through the program’s coursework and that students completing the program could earn degrees in both geography and communication arts providing more career options to students upon graduation.

For additional information contact Dr. Joe Manzo at or 304-384-5208.





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