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Bachelor of Science in Aviation Meteorology

The curriculum for the aviation meteorology major provides a background in meteorology, aeronautical science and the appropriate physical sciences. A student completing the program meets the requirements of the U.S. Office of Personnel Management for employment by the federal government as a meteorologist. Graduates are prepared for careers with major airlines, corporate aviation and the FAA, as well as international organizations.

B.S. and M.S. degrees in meteorology are also offered through the marine and environmental systems department in the College of Engineering.

Freshman Year

FALL  CREDITS
ASC 1000 University Experience 1
AVS 1201 Aviation Meteorology 3
AVT 1001 Aeronautics 1 3
COM 1101 Composition and Rhetoric 3
CSE 1503 Software Development with FORTRAN
3
MTH 1001 Calculus 1 4
   17

 

SPRING  CREDITS
AVT 2201 National Airspace Systems 3
COM 1102 Writing About Literature 3
MTH 1002 Calculus 2 4
PHY 1001 Physics 1 4
PHY 2091 Physics Lab 1 1
   15

Sophomore Year

FALL  CREDITS
COM 2012 Research Sources and Systems 1
HUM 2051 Civilization 1 3
MTH 2001 Calculus 3 4
MTH 2401 Probability and Statistics 3
PHY 2002 Physics 2 4
PHY 2092 Physics Lab 2 1
   16

 

SPRING  CREDITS
AVS 1202 Introduction to Aviation Physiology 1
AVS 2102 Aerodynamics 3
COM 2223 Scientific and Technical Communication 3
MTH 2201 Differential Equations/Linear Algebra 4
OCN 2407 Meteorology 3
  Humanities Core Course* 3
   17

Junior Year

FALL  CREDITS
AVT 3203 Air Traffic Control 3
MET 3401 Synoptic Meteorology 1 3
OCN 3430 Fundamentals of Geophysical Fluids 3
PHY 3060 Thermodynamics 4
  Humanities Elective 3
   16

 

SPRING  CREDITS
AVS 3201 Aviation Meteorology 2 (Q) 3
MET 3402 Synoptic Meteorology 2 3
  Free Elective
3
  Social Science Elective 3
   12

Senior Year

FALL  CREDITS
AVM 4501 Air Transportation Management 3
AVT 4301 Aviation Safety 3
MET 4233 Remote Sensing for Meteorology 3
MET 4305 Atmospheric Dynamics 1 3
  Technical Elective 3
   15

 

SPRING  CREDITS
AVM 4302 Aviation Law 3
MET 4306 Atmospheric Dynamics 2 3
MET 4310 Climatology 3
SPS 4030 Physics of the Atmosphere 3
  Restricted Elective (Aviation) (Q)
3
   15

TOTAL CREDITS REQUIRED 123

*Humanities Core Courses
HUM 2052 Civilization 2: Renaissance Through Modern
HUM 2142 World Art History 2: Early Modern to Post-Colonial
HUM 2212 British and American Literature 1
HUM 2213 British and American Literature 2 
HUM 2331 American History: Pre-Columbian to Civil War Era
HUM 2332 American History: From Reconstruction to the Present

Not all humanities core courses are offered online or every term; check the current schedule of classes for humanities core options.

Air Traffic Control Program

The college offers an air traffic control (ATC) specialization in conjunction with any of its seven bachelor's degrees. The ATC specialization meets the requirements of the FAA's Air Traffic–Collegiate Training Initiative (AT–CTI) program and is FAA-approved.

This program provides graduates with in-depth knowledge of ATC and the aviation industry to ensure graduates possess the requisite knowledge, skills and abilities to succeed in testing and training, and as air traffic controllers.

While no AT–CTI program graduates are guaranteed employment, the FAA considers these graduates to be a valuable hiring source for air traffic control specialist positions nationwide. On successful completion of this program and recommendation from the dean, graduates are further required by the FAA to achieve a passing score on the FAA-administered Air Traffic Selection and Training (AT–SAT) test battery, attend the FAA academy (bypassing the first five weeks) and successfully complete the on-site initial qualification training.

Curriculum

To successfully complete this program in conjunction with a bachelor's degree from the College of Aeronautics, the following seven named courses (21 credit hours) must be completed either as required courses within a degree, as electives or as a combination of both.

AVS 1201 Aviation Meteorology 3
AVS 2101 Aerodynamics 3
AVT 1001 Aeronautics 1 3
AVT 4301 Aviation Safety. 3
AVT 2201 National Airspace Systems 3
AVT 3201 Air Traffic Control 1 3
AVT 4302 Air Traffic Control 2 3