B.S. Professional Meteorology

Concentration: Professional Meteorology (Operational Emphasis)

University / A&S College / Department Core Requirements (53 hours)

Mathematics (6 hours)

  • MA 1713 Calculus I (3)
  • MA 1723 Calculus II (3)

English Composition (6 hours)

  • EN 1103 English Comp I (3)
  • EN 1113 English Comp II (3)

Foreign Language (6 hours)

  • FL 1113 Foreign Language I (3)
  • FL 1123 Foreign Language II (3)

Natural Sciences (10 hours)

  • CH 1213 Fundamentals of Chemistry  (3)
  • CH 1211 Chemistry Lab (1)
  • PH 2213 Physics I (3)
  • PH 2223 Physics II w/Lab (3)

Humanities (6) / Fine Arts (3) / Social Science (6)

  • EN 22X3 Literature Elective (Humanity) (3)
  • HI xxxx History Elective (Humanity) (3)
  • GR 1123 World Geography (Social Science) (3)
  • xx xxxx Social Science Elective (3)
  • xx xxxx Fine Arts Elective (3)

Required Geoscience Core (10 hours)

  • CO 1003 Public Speaking or CO 1013 - Introduction to Communication (3)
  • GR 1114 Physical Geography w/Lab or GG 1113/1111 (4)
  • GG 4433 Geowriting2 (3)

Concentration Requirements (50 hours)

Concentration Core (38 hours)

  • MA 2733 Calculus III (3)
  • MA 3253 Differential Equations (3)
  • GR 1604 Weather and Climate (4)
  • GR 4422 Weather Forecasting I (2)
  • GR 4432 Weather Forecasting II (2)
  • GR 4643 Physical Climatology (3)
  • GR 4623 Physical Meteorology (3)
  • GR 4633 Statistical Climatology1(3)
  • GR 4733 Synoptic Meteorology (3)
  • GR 4883 Radar Meteorology or GR 4783 Satellite Meteorology (3)
  • GR 4823 Dynamic Meteorology I (3)
  • GR 4933 Dynamic Meteorology II (3)
  • GR 4963 Mesoscale Meteorology (3)

Geoscience Electives (12 hours) [Choose four of the following:]

  • GG 3603 Oceanography (3)
  • GG 3613 Water Resources (3)
  • GR 4363 GIS Programming (3)
  • GG 4523 Coastal Environments (3)
  • GR 4813 Natural Hazards (3)
  • GR 3113 Conservation of Natural Resources (3)
  • GR 4303 Principles of GIS (3)
  • GR 4553 Computer Methods in Meteorology (3)
  • GR 4613 Applied Climatology (3)
  • GR 4203 Geography of North America (3)
  • GR 4883 Radar Meteorology or GR 4783 Satellite Meteorology (if not taken as Major Core) (3)
  • GR 4943 Tropical Meteorology (3)

Specified Electives (21 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.
  • 1 Fulfills Computer Literacy Requirement
  • 2 Fulfills Writing Requirement

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 1113 Foreign Language I 3 FL 1123 Foreign Language II 3
CO 1003 Public Speaking 3 GR 1123 World Geography 3
GR 1114 Physical Geography w/Lab 4 CH 1213 Fund. of Chemistry w/Lab 4
Total Credit Hours 16 Total Credit Hours 16
Sophomore Year
Fall Semester Spring Semester
Course Credit Course Credit
HI XXXX History Elective 3 GR 1604 Weather and Climate 4
XX XXXX Social Science Elective 3 MA 3253 Differential Equations 3
MA 2733 Calculus III 3 PH 2223 Physics II w/Lab (Calculus-Based) 3
PH 2213 Physics I (Calculus-Based) 3 XX XXXX Fine Arts Elective 3
EN 22X3 English Literature 3 XX XXXX Specified Elective 3
Total Credit Hours 15 Total Credit Hours 16
Junior Year
Fall Semester Spring Semester
Course Credit Course Credit
GR 4733 Synoptic Meteorology 3 GR 4613 Applied Climatology* 3
GR 4643 Physical Climatology 3 GR 4783 Satellite Meteorology* 3
GR 4633 Statistical Climatology 3 GR 4623 Physical Meteorology 3
GR/GG XXXX Geoscience Elective 3 XX XXXX Specified Elective 3
XX XXXX Specified Elective 3 XX XXXX Specified Elective 3
Total Credit Hours 15 Total Credit Hours 15
Senior Year
Fall Semester Spring Semester
Course Credit Course Credit
GR 4422 Weather Forecasting I 2 GR 4432 Forecasting II 2
GR 4823 Dynamic Met I 3 GR 4933 Dynamic Met II 3
GR 4883 Radar Meteorology 3 GR 4963 Mesoscale Met 3
GG 4433 Geowriting 3 XX XXXX Specified Elective 3
GR/GG XXXX Geoscience Elective 3 XX XXXX Specified Elective 3
XX XXXX Specified Elective 3        
Total Credit Hours 17 Total Credit Hours 14
  TOTAL CREDIT HOURS 124

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

* Count towards Geoscience Electives, but preferred for meteorology majors