B.S. Professional 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)

  • See A&S requirements

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
  • 3 hours in a different discipline (see A&S requirements)

Basic Concentration Core (4 hours)

  • GR 1114 Physical Geography

Concentration Core

Mathematics (12 hours)

  • MA 1713 Calculus I
  • MA 1723 Calculus II
  • MA 2733 Calculus III
  • MA 3253 Differential Equations

Natural Sciences (10 hours)

  • CH 1213 Chemistry I
  • CH 1211 Investigations in CH 1 (lab)
  • PH 2213 Physics I
  • PH 2223 Physics II w/lab

Concentration Requirements (35 hours)

  • GG 4333 Geowriting
  • 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 4823 Dynamic Meteorology I
  • GR 4933 Dynamic Meteorology II
  • GR 4963 Mesoscale Meteorology

Departmental Elective (6 hours; choose 2 courses below)

  • GG 1133 Planetary Geology
  • GG 3133 Intro to Environmental Geology
  • GG 3603 Intro to Oceanography
  • GG 3613 Water Resources
  • GG 4523 Coastal Environments
  • GR 3113 Conservation of Natural Resources
  • GR 4203 Geography of North America
  • GR 4813 Natural Hazards

Specified Electives (20-24 hours)

  • Consult Advisor for specifics

General Electives (1-4 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 Professional 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 GR 1123 World Geography 3
GR 1114 Physical Geography 4 CH 1213 Chemistry I 3
  CH 1211 Investigations in CH 1
Total Credit Hours 16 Total Credit Hours 16
Sophomore Year
Fall Semester Spring Semester
Course Credit Course Credit
GR 1603 Intro Meteorology 3 GR   Specified Electivea 3
    Social Science 3     Fine Artsb 3
MA 2733 Calculus III 3 MA 3253 Differential Equations 3
PH 2213 Physics I 3 PH 2223 Physics II w/lab 3
GR   Specified Electivea 3 GR   Specified Electivea 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 4613 Applied Climatology 3
EN   Literaturec 3 GR 4412 Weather Analysis II 2
HI   Historyd 3 GG   Dept Electivef 3
GR 4402 Weather Analysis I 2 GR 4623 Physical Meteorology 3
GR 4633 Statistical Climatology 3 GR   Specified Electivea 3
    General Electivee 3 GG 4333 Geowriting 3
Total Credit Hours 17 Total Credit Hours 17
Senior Year
Fall Semester Spring Semester
Course Credit Course Credit
GR 4422 Forecasting I 2 GR 4432 Forecasting II 2
GR 4823 Dynamic Met I 3 GR 4933 Dynamic Met II 3
GG   Dept Electivef 3 GR 4963 Mesoscale Met 3
GR 4753 Satellite & Radar 3 GR   Specified Electivea 3
GR   Specified Electivea 3 GR   Specified Electivea 3
Total Credit Hours 14 Total Credit Hours 14
  TOTAL CREDIT HOURS 124

aSpecified Electives – 20-23 credit hours of specific courses as part of a sub-discipline track within the curriculum. Consult Advisor for list of approved courses.
bFine Arts – check Arts & Sciences core requirements guidelines for approved courses.
cLiterature – Intro Literature or American, English, or World Literature. Check Arts & Sciences core requirements guidelines for approved courses.
dHistory – check Arts & Sciences core requirements guidelines for approved courses.

eGeneral Elective – any course with college credit that follows University and Arts & Sciences guidelines to bring total credits to 124 hours.
fDept. Elective – a specific Geosciences course as outlined in the curriculum requirements.