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Students pursuing a Bachelor of Science in Meteorology will be required to take 49 semester hours of meteorology and 15 hours of mathematics as well as courses in physics, statistics, and computer science. In addition, basic education requirements must be met as set forth by the College of Arts and Sciences. A minimum of 128 semester hours is necessary for graduation. Meteorology is a discipline that requires a strong background in mathematics. Therefore, it is essential that the student proceed as quickly as possible into calculus since it serves as the foundation for most meteorology and physics courses.

The meteorology curriculum consists of a core of 33 semester hours of meteorology courses plus three specialty tracks (16 semester hours each). Students must enroll in the core curriculum and choose at least one specialty track. The specialty tracks are designed to train students in specific areas of meteorological employment. For example, the Professional Meteorology Track prepares students for employment with the National Weather Service, private weather forecasting services, or the military. Students who prefer a career in radio and television will select Broadcast Meteorology while those with a preference for graduate degrees will enroll in the Graduate School Track.

Here is a list of Required Courses which must be taken in order to complete the Bachelor of Science in Meteorology.

     

 
 
     

Effective Fall 2013
Required Courses

Meteorology Core
(33 hours)
MET 140
MET 341
MET 353
MET 354
MET 355
MET 356
MET 454
MET 455
Intro to Meteorology  (4)
Climatology  W  (3)
General Meteorology  (4)
Dynamics I  (3)
Dynamics II  (3)
Physical Meteorology  (4)
Synoptic Meteorology I   (6)
Synoptic Meteorology II  (6)
     

Mathematics and Statistics

MA 125
MA 126
MA 225
MA 238
ST 315
Calculus I   (4)
Calculus II   (4)
Calculus III   (4)
Applied Differential Equations  (3)
Applied Probability and Statistics  (3)
     
Physics (8 hours) PH 201
PH 201
Physics I  (4)
Physics II  (4)
     

Meteorology Tracks
(choose at least one)
Professional, Graduate School, Broadcast
     
Professional:
(16 hours)
MET 357
MET 358
or
MET 370
MET420
or
MET 460

Meteorological Instrumentation  (3)
Radar Meteorology   (4)

Satellite Meteorology  (3)
Computer Applications in Meteorology (4)

Introduction to GIS  (4)

 

Choose 6-7 hours of electives

 
Graduate School:               
(16 hours)
MET 358M
or
MET 370
MET 420

Radar Meteorology  (4)

Satellite Meteorology  (3)
Computer Applications in Meteorology  (4)

 

Select one additional 2+ hour 400-level class (major or minor)Choose 4-7 hours of electives

 
Broadcast
(16 hours)
MET 342
MET 358
MET 359
MET 496
MET 497

Severe Weather  (3)
Radar Meteorology  (4)
Intro to TV Weather  (2)
Internship  (1)
Practicum  (3)

 

Choose 3 hours of electives


 

Meteorology Electives

Electives

MET  191 
MET  342
MET  357         
MET  358:         
MET  359:           
MET  360:           
MET  410:            
MET  420:         
MET  430:      
MET  440:      
MET  442:          
MET  456:       
MET  490:            
MET  492:         
MET  495:          
MET  496:
GY  425:             
GEO  460:          
MGT  300:     
MKT  320:           

Tropical Discussion*   (1)
Severe Weather   (3)
Meteorological Instrumentation  (2)
Radar Meteorology  (4)
Introduction to TV Weather  (2)
Atmospheric Analysis  (1)
Meteorological Phenomenology  (W) (3)
Computer Applications in Meteorology  (4)
Mesoscale Meteorology  (3)
Air Pollution Meteorology  (2)
Tropical Meteorology  (2)
Applied Climatology  (W)  (3)
Special Topics  (1-3)
Seminar   (1-3)
Mesonet Internship (1-2)
Internship  (1-2)
Hydrology  (4)
Introduction to GIS  (4)
Management Theory and Practice  (3)
Principles of Marketing  (3)

     
 

SUGGESTED 4-YEAR METEOROLOGY PROGRAM
Professional Track-Mathematics Minor
First Math Course: MA 115
Total Semester Hours: 128

Year First Semester (Hrs) Second Semester (Hrs)
1 Mathematics 115 (4)
English 101 (3)
Geography 115 (3)
Language xxx (3)
Meteorology 191 (1)
CAS 100 (2)
Mathematics 125 (4)
English 102 (3)
History xxx (3)
Language xxx (3)
Meteorology 140 (4)
     
  Total Hours 16 Total Hours 17
     
2

Mathematics 126 (4)
Meteorology 353 (4)
Physics 201 (4)
Communication 110 (3)

Mathematics 227 (4)
Meteorology 341 (3) (W)
Physics 202 (4)
Meteorology 357 (2)
History xxx (3)
     
  Total Hours 15 Total Hours 16
     
3 Mathematics 238 (3)
Meteorology 354 (4)
Meteorology 356 (4)
Fine Arts xxx (3)
Literature xxx (3)
Statistics 315 (3)
Meteorology 355 (3)
Meteorology 358 (4)*
Social Science xxx (3)
Art/Humanity xxx (3)
     
  Total Hours 16 Total Hours 16
     
4 Meteorology 454 (6)
Math Elective xxx (3) (W)
Met Elective xxx (4)
Art/Humanity xxx (3)

Meteorology 455 (6)
Meteorology 420 (4)**
Met Elective xxx (3)
Social Science xxx (3)

     
  Total Hours 16 Total Hours 16
 

*Meteorology 358 (4) or Meteorology 370 (3)                   
**Meteorology 420 (4) or Geography 460 (4)

 

 


     
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