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2021-2022 Undergraduate Catalog 
2021-2022 Undergraduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Meteorology Major, B.S.

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The mission of the meteorology program is to provide students with an understanding of the chaotic atmosphere.  Meteorology is an applied science that combines the fields of physics, chemistry, mathematics, and computer science into an application of understanding the atmosphere.  The program exposes students to all these disciplines, while in parallel applying these hard science concepts to mesoscale, synoptic, and global scale phenomena.  Students will be prepared for careers in a wide range of atmospheric science vocations, as well as further studies in graduate school.  Students will be prepared to communicate forecasts verbally and in written form using their own imagery, explain the reasoning for the forecast as well as the uncertainty and the reasons for uncertainty involved to a wide range of audiences.  A grade of “D” or better is required for courses in this program to count toward the bachelor’s degree. Students should note that programs differ in the minimum grade required.

Elective Meteorology Courses

Students select 5 semester hours of elective meteorology courses, numbered 2000-4999

Subtotal: 5 credits

Additional Course Requirements*

Approved Electives

Students select 19 semester hours of approved electives.

Subtotal: 19 credits

Total: 120 credit

*Students must consult a faculty advisor regarding General Studies requirements.

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