B.S. Broadcast Meteorology

University and College Core

English Composition (6 hours)

  • EN 1103 English Comp I or EN 1163 Accelerated Comp I
  • EN 1113 English Comp II or EN 1173 Accelerate Comp II

Oral Communication (3 hours)

  • CO 1003 Fundamentals of Public Speaking or CO 1013 Introduction to Communication

Foreign Language (6 hours)

  • 2nd semester proficiency in a foreign language

Fine Arts (3 hours)

  • CO 1503 Intro to Theatre

Humanities (6 hours)

  • 3 hours Literature (see A&S requirements)
  • 3 hours History (see A&S requirements)

Social Science (6 hours)

  • GR 1123 Intro to World Geography
  • CO 1403 Mass Media

Basic Concentration Core (4 hours)

  • GR 1114 Physical Geography

Concentration Core

Mathematics (6 hours)

  • MA 1713 Calculus I
  • MA 1723 Calculus II

Natural Sciences (9 hours)

  • CH 1043 Survey of Chemistry I
  • PH 1113 General Physics I w/lab
  • PH 1123 General Physics II w/lab

Concentration Requirements (61 hours)

  • GG 3613 Water Resources
  • GR 1603 Intro to Meteorology
  • GR 4402 Weather Analysis I
  • GR 4412 Weather Analysis II
  • GR 4422 Weather Forecasting I
  • GR 4432 Weather Forecasting II
  • GR 4613 Applied Climatology
  • GR 4623 Physical Meteorology
  • GR 4633 Statistical Climatology
  • GR 4733 Synoptic Meteorology
  • GR 4753 Satellite and Radar Meteorology
  • GR 4813 Natural Hazards
  • GR 4823 Dynamic Meteorology I
  • GR 4963 Mesoscale Meteorology
  • GR 4502 Practicum in Broadcast Meteorology I
  • GR 4512 Practicum in Broadcast Meteorology II
  • GR 4522 Practicum in Broadcast Meteorology III
  • GR 4532 Practicum in Broadcast Meteorology IV
  • CO 2013 Voice and Articulation
  • CO 2333 TV Production
  • CO 3313 News Writing for Electronic Media
  • CO 3333 Advanced TV Production
  • CO 4393 Broadcast Performance

Departmental Elective (6 hours; choose 2 courses below)

  • GG 1133 Planetary Geology
  • GG 3133 Intro to Environmental Geology
  • GG 3603 Intro to Oceanography
  • GG 4523 Coastal Environments
  • GR 3113 Conservation of Natural Resources
  • GR 4203 Geography of North America

General Electives (8 hours)

  • Number of credit hours needed to bring total credit hours to 124. Consult Advisor for specifics.

Total hours needed for degree: 124

Note:
A grade of C or higher is required on all departmental courses to satisfy graduation requirements.


Sample Curriculum

B.S. in Geosciences with a concentration in Broadcast Meteorology

Freshman Year
Fall Semester Spring Semester
Course Credit Course Credit
EN 1103 English Comp I 3 EN 1113 English Comp II 3
MA 1713 Calculus I 3 MA 1723 Calculus II 3
FL   Foreign Language I 3 FL   Foreign Language II 3
CO 1003 Public Speaking 3 CO 1403 Mass Media 3
GR 1114 Physical Geography 4 GR 1123 World Geography 3
Total Credit Hours 16 Total Credit Hours 15
Sophomore Year
Fall Semester Spring Semester
Course Credit Course Credit
EN   Literaturea 3 GR 4813 Natural Hazards 3
HI   History electiveb 3 CO 1503 Intro to Theater 3
GR 1603 Intro to Meteorology 3 PH 1123 Gen Physics II w/lab 3
CH 1043 Survey of Chemistry 3 CO 2013 Voice & Articulation 3
PH 1113 Gen Physics I w/lab 3 CO 2333 TV Production 3
Total Credit Hours 15 Total Credit Hours 15
Junior Year
Fall Semester Spring Semester
Course Credit Course Credit
GR 4733 Synoptic Meteorology 3 GR 4623 Physical Meteorology 3
GR 4402 Weather Analysis I 2 GR 4412 Weather Analysis II 2
GR 4502 Practicum BMP I 2 GR 4512 Practicum BMP II 2
GR 4633 Statistical Climatology 3 GR 4613 Applied Climatology 3
GG 3613 Water Resources 3 CO 2413 Intro News Writingc, e 3
CO 3333 Adv TV Production 3 GR   Dept Electived 3
Total Credit Hours 16 Total Credit Hours 16
Senior Year
Fall Semester Spring Semester
Course Credit Course Credit
GR 4823 Dynamic Met. I 3 CO 4393 Broadcast Peform 3
GR 4422 Forecasting I 2 GR 4432 Forecasting II 2
GR 4522 Practicum BMP III 2 GR 4532 Practicum BMP IV 2
GG   Dept Electived 3     General Electivee 3
CO 3313 News Writing 3 GR 4963 Mesoscale Met. 3
GR 4753 Satellite & Radar 3     General Electivee 3
Total Credit Hours 16 Total Credit Hours 16
  TOTAL CREDIT HOURS 124

Curriculum subject to change once revised program of study has been approved.

aLiterature – Intro Literature or American, English, or World Literature. Check Arts & Sciences core requirements guidelines for approved courses.
bHistory – check Arts & Sciences core requirements guidelines for approved courses.
cIntro to News Writing and Reporting – prerequisite for CO 3313 News Writing for the Electronic Media.
dDept. Elective – a specific Geosciences course as outlined in the curriculum requirements.
eGeneral Elective – any course with college credit that follows University and Arts & Sciences guidelines to bring the total credits to 124 hours.