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Bachelor of Science in Meteorology

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 CREDITS
ASC 1000 University Experience 1
CHM 1101 General Chemistry 1 4
COM 1101 Composition and Rhetoric 3
ENS 1001 The Whole Earth Course 3
MTH 1001 Calculus 1 4
   15

  

SPRING   CREDITS
AVS 1201 Aviation Meteorology 3
CHM 1102 General Chemistry 2 4
MTH 1002 Calculus 2 4
PHY 1001 Physics 1 4
PHY 2091 Physics Lab 1 1
   16

Sophomore Year

FALL   CREDITS
COM 1102 Writing About Literature 3
MTH 2001 Calculus 3 4
PHY 2002 Physics 2 4
PHY 2092 Physics Lab 2 1
   Restricted Elective (CSE) 3
   15

  

SPRING   CREDITS
COM 2223 Scientific and Technical Communication 3
HUM 2051 Civilization 1 3
MTH 2201 Differential Equations/Linear Algebra 4
OCN 2407 Meteorology 3
PHY 2003 Modern Physics 3
   16

Junior Year

FALL   CREDITS
ENS 3101 Atmospheric Environments 3
MET 3401 Synoptic Meteorology 1 3
MTH 2401 Probability and Statistics 3
OCN 3430 Fundamentals of Geophysical Fluids 3
OCN 3433 Geophysical Fluids Lab 1
PHY 3060 Thermodynamics, Kinetic Theory and Statistical Mechanics 4
   17

  

SPRING CREDITS
ENS 3105 Atmospheric Pollution Laboratory 1
ENS 3911 Environmental Field Projects Proposal (Q) 1
MET 3402 Synoptic Meteorology 2 3
SPS 4030 Physics of the Atmosphere 3
   Humanities Core Course* 3
   Restricted Elective (ENS, COM, MET, MTH, OCN) 3
   Technical Elective 3
   17

  

SUMMER   CREDITS
ENS 4911 Environmental Field Projects 1 (Q) 1
ENS 4912 Environmental Field Projects 2 (Q) 2
ENS 4913 Environmental Field Projects 3 (Q) 3
   6

  Senior Year

FALL   CREDITS
ENS 4700 Environmental Hydrology 3
MET 4233 Remote Sensing for Meteorology 3
MET 4305 Atmospheric Dynamics 1 3
OCN 3401 Physical Oceanography 3
OCN 3411 Physical Oceanography Lab 1
   Humanities Elective 3
   16

  

SPRING     CREDITS
MET 4306 Atmospheric Dynamics 2 3
MET 4310 Climatology 3
   Free Elective 3
   Social Science Elective 3
   Technical Elective 3
     15

TOTAL CREDITS REQUIRED 133

*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.