Feb 23, 2024  
2023-2024 Undergraduate Catalog 
    
2023-2024 Undergraduate Catalog

Meteorology, Operational Meteorology Concentration, B.A.


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Major Requirements


Credit Hours: 58+

In addition to completing the requirements for this major, students must also complete the degree requirements specified in the Academic Regulations  section of this catalog.

Courses within this major may also satisfy general education requirements. Please consult the Liberal Arts and Sciences General Education Requirements  for more information.

Meteorology Required Courses


Note:


Students may replace PHYS 105  with any three of the four senior-level courses (PHYS 405 , PHYS 415 , PHYS 459 , GEOL 438 ).  Replacing the introductory course with three senior-level courses may be desirable for students pursuing the Operational Meteorology Concentration. Also, if the three upper level courses are used to satisfy the base experience, two will also count as electives.

Emphasis Experience


Complete 3 credit hours from the following:

Note:


If both courses are taken, one will count as an elective.

Note:


*Topics in these courses must involve meteorology and must be approved by the meteorology program director and the department.

Capstone Experience (3 or 6 credit hours)


Complete one of the following options involving a topic in meteorology with the approval of the meteorology program director and the department:

Introductory Physics Requirement


Complete one of the following options:

Notes:

Option 2


A minimum grade of C- must be earned in each of the four courses for this option to satisfy the physics requirement. This option cannot be used for the Operational Meteorology Concentration.

Notes:


  • Honors students can take the alternative course of HONS 115  in lieu of MATH 120 .
  • Honors students can take the alternative course of HONS 217  in lieu of MATH 250 .

Elective Requirement


Complete a minimum of 5 additional credit hours from the following with no more than 3 credit hours from PHYS 381 , PHYS 390 , and PHYS 399:  

Notes:


  • *Topics in these courses must involve meteorology and must be approved by the meteorology program director and the department.
  • **If three upper level courses are used to satisfy the base experience, two will also count as electives.
  • ***If not used to satisfy the Emphasis Experience requirement.
  • Honors students can take the alternative sequence of HONS 159 /HONS 159L  in lieu of ASTR 129 /ASTR 129L 
  • Honors students can take the alternative course of HONS 190 /HONS 190L  in lieu of CHEM 111 /CHEM 111L  and CHEM 112 /CHEM 112L .

Operational Meteorology Concentration


Coursework Meeting Major Requirements Excluded from the Major GPA Calculation


The following courses are excluded: MATH 120 MATH 220 MATH 221 , MATH 229 , MATH 250 MATH 323  

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