Meteorology Major

7224
Bachelor of Science
Classroom
No
Undergraduate
Main Campus - Melbourne
Major Code: 7224 Degree Awarded: Bachelor of Science
Delivery Mode(s): Classroom Age Restriction: No
Admission Status: Undergraduate Location(s): Main Campus - Melbourne

Meteorology is a joint program between the College of Engineering, College of Science and College of Aeronautics, administered by the environmental sciences program. A related degree program in aviation meteorology is offered by the College of Aeronautics.

Candidates for a bachelor's degree in meteorology complete a minimum of 133 credit hours as outlined below. A meteorology major completing at least 24 credit hours including MET 3401, MET 3402, MET 4233, MET 4305, MET 4306, SPS 4030, and six credit hours from among AVS 3201, ENS 3101, MET 4310 and OCN 3401, is eligible to be certified as a professional meteorologist by the American Meteorological Society and the U.S. Office of Personnel Management, and is thus qualified for entry into positions in NOAA National Weather Service, NASA and the U.S. Armed Forces.

Freshman Year
Fall (15 credit hours)
  • CHM 1101 General Chemistry 1
    Credit Hours: 0
  • COM 1101 Composition and Rhetoric
    Credit Hours: 0
  • ENS 1001 The Whole Earth Course
    Credit Hours: 0
  • FYE 1000 University Experience
    Credit Hours: 0
  • MTH 1001 Calculus 1
    Credit Hours: 0
Spring (16 credit hours)
  • AVS 1201 Aviation Meteorology
    Credit Hours: 0
  • CHM 1102 General Chemistry 2
    Credit Hours: 0
  • MTH 1002 Calculus 2
    Credit Hours: 0
  • PHY 1001 Physics 1
    Credit Hours: 0
  • PHY 2091 Physics Laboratory 1
    Credit Hours: 0
Sophomore Year
Fall (15 credit hours)
  • COM 1102 Writing About Literature
    Credit Hours: 0
  • MTH 2001 Calculus 3
    Credit Hours: 0
  • PHY 2002 Physics 2
    Credit Hours: 0
  • PHY 2092 Physics Laboratory 2
    Credit Hours: 0
  • Restricted Electives (CSE) Credit Hours: 3
Spring (16 credit hours)
  • COM 2223 Scientific and Technical Communication
    Credit Hours: 0
  • HUM 2051 Civilization 1: Ancient Through Medieval
    Credit Hours: 0
  • MTH 2201 Differential Equations/Linear Algebra
    Credit Hours: 0
  • OCN 2407 Meteorology
    Credit Hours: 0
  • PHY 2003 Modern Physics
    Credit Hours: 0
Junior Year
Fall (17 credit hours)
  • ENS 3101 Atmospheric Environments
    Credit Hours: 0
  • MET 3401 Synoptic Meteorology 1
    Credit Hours: 0
  • MTH 2401 Probability and Statistics
    Credit Hours: 0
  • OCN 3430 Fundamentals of Geophysical Fluids
    Credit Hours: 0
  • OCN 3433 Geophysical Fluids Laboratory
    Credit Hours: 0
  • PHY 3060 Thermodynamics, Kinetic Theory and Statistical Mechanics
    Credit Hours: 0
Spring (17 credit hours)
  • ENS 3105 Atmospheric Pollution Lab
    Credit Hours: 0
  • ENS 3911 Environmental Field Projects Proposal
    Credit Hours: 0
  • MET 3402 Synoptic Meteorology 2
    Credit Hours: 0
  • SPS 4030 Physics of the Atmosphere
    Credit Hours: 0
  • Humanities Core Course Credit Hours: 3
  • Restricted Elective (ENS, COM, MET, MTH, OCN) Credit Hours: 3
  • Technical Elective Credit Hours: 3
Summer (6 credit hours)
  • ENS 4911 Environmental Field Projects 1
    Credit Hours: 0
  • ENS 4912 Environmental Field Projects 2
    Credit Hours: 0
  • ENS 4913 Environmental Field Projects 3 (Q) Credit Hours: 3
Senior Year
Fall (16 credit hours)
  • ENS 4700 Environmental Hydrology
    Credit Hours: 0
  • MET 4233 Remote Sensing for Meteorology
    Credit Hours: 0
  • MET 4305 Atmospheric Dynamics 1
    Credit Hours: 0
  • OCN 3401 Physical Oceanography
    Credit Hours: 0
  • OCN 3411 Physical Oceanography Laboratory
    Credit Hours: 0
  • Humanities Elective Credit Hours: 3
Spring (15 credit hours)
  • MET 4306 Atmospheric Dynamics 2
    Credit Hours: 0
  • MET 4310 Climatology
    Credit Hours: 0
  • Free Elective Credit Hours: 3
  • Social Science Elective Credit Hours: 3
  • Technical Elective Credit Hours: 3
Total Credits Required: 133