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Meteorology Degree Requirements

Meteorology Major
B.S. Degree

Required Courses (35 hours):
  • MET 260 – Introduction to Atmospheric Science 3(2-2)
  • MET 265 – Professional Development in the Atmospheric Sciences 1(1-0)
  • MET 310 – Atmospheric Thermodynamics and the Boundary Layer 3(2-2)
  • MET 312 – Meteorological Instruments and Observations 3(3-0)
  • MET 320 – Physical Meteorology 3(3-0)
  • MET 330 – Dynamic Meteorology I 3(3-0)
  • MET 335 – Dynamic Meteorology II 3(3-0)
  • MET 340 – Synoptic Meteorology I 3(2-2)
  • MET 345 – Synoptic Meteorology II 3(2-2)
  • One credit of MET 355: MET 355 – Weather Forecasting Practicum 1-4(spec)
  • MET 450 – Mesoscale Meteorology 3(3-0)
  • MET 460 – Global Climate Dynamics 3(3-0)
  • MET 480 – Atmospheric Modeling 3(2-2) 

Additional Requirements (36 hours):
  • MTH 132 – Calculus I 4(4-0)
  • MTH 133 – Calculus II 4(4-0)
  • MTH 232 – Linear Algebra and Differential Equations 3 (3-0)
  • MTH 233 – Calculus III 4(4-0)
  • PHY 145 – University Physics I 4(4-0)
  • PHY 146 – University Physics II 4(4-0)
  • PHY 175 – University Physics Laboratory I 1(0-2)
  • PHY 176 – University Physics Laboratory II 1(0-2)
  • STA 382 – Elementary Statistical Analysis 3(3-0)
  • CPS 180 – Principles of Computer Programming 3(3-0)
  • CHM 120 – Survey of Chemistry 4(4-0)
  • CHM 127 – Introductory Chemistry Laboratory 1(0-2)

Total: 71 semester hours

Note: Students are strongly encouraged to meet with college and program academic advisors every semester, and to complete one or more of the following: MET 491 Internship, MET 497 Independent Study, a minor that complements the meteorology major.​​