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					                                       BS 4238 METEOROLOGY
The meteorology major in the Department of Geography prepares students for public, military,
and private sector positions in atmospheric science and for graduate studies in meteorology,
climatology, or atmospheric science. The curriculum is based on guidelines from the American
Meteorological Society and the National Weather Service. While the major requires course work
in math and physics, the majority of courses focus on atmospheric science and are offered by the
Department of Geography. All meteorology majors receive forecasting experience; broadcast
experience is possible in association with WOUB. The meteorology track prepares students for
careers with the National Weather Service, the private sector (including jobs with agriculture and
energy industries, insurance agencies, and others), and federal and non-federal careers where
forecasting is the primary job responsibility. The program also adequately prepares students for
advanced specialized training and education at the graduate level, including graduate education
in broadcast meteorology.


Complete a minimum of 41 hours of approved geography courses, including

Four Geography Foundation courses
__ GEOG 1100 Physical Geography (4)
__ GEOG 1200 Human Geography (3)
__ GEOG 2680 Introduction to GIS and Mapping Sciences (4)
__ GEOG 2710 Introduction to Statistics in Geography (3)

Program Requirements
Core Courses                                                                                                 Prerequisites
    GEOG 3010 Meteorology (4) ............................................................................... GEOG 1100
    GEOG 3020 Climatology (4) ..................... GEOG 3010, 2710 or MATH 2500 or PBIO 3150
    GEOG 3030 Meteorological Observations (1) ..................................................... GEOG 3010
    GEOG 3040 Practicum in Meteorology and Forecasting (1) ............................... GEOG 3030
    GEOG 3050 Physical Meteorology (3).......... GEOG 3010 and MATH 2301 and PHYS 2051
    GEOG 4060 Synoptic Meteorology (4) ................................................................ GEOG 3040
    GEOG 4070 Mesoscale Meteorology (4) ............................................................. GEOG 4060
    GEOG 4080 Dynamic Meteorology I (3) .................. MATH 3300 and 3400 and PHYS 3011
    GEOG 4090 Dynamic Meteorology II (3) ............................................................ GEOG 4080

Non-Geography Requirements
Students may take these courses to satisfy the University General Education Requirements
and/or the College of Arts and Sciences requirements.
Supporting Courses
__ ET 2100 Programming in C (4)
__ CHEM 1210 Principles of Chemistry
    (MATH 1200 OR CONCURRENT OR MATH PLACEMENT LEVEL 2 OR HIGHER &
     NOT CHEM 1500)
Or
__ CHEM 1510 Fundamentals of Chemistry I (4)
    (MATH 1200 OR MATH PLACEMENT LEVEL 2 OR HIGHER) & SCORE 34 OR
     BETTER ON CHEMISTRY PLACEMENT EXAM OR C- OR BETTER IN CHEM 1500
     & NOT 1520)
__ MATH 2301 Calculus I (4)
    (B or better in MATH 1350) or (C or better in 1300 or 1322) or (Math placement level 3)
__ MATH 2302 Calculus II (4)
   (C or T or better in 2301 Calculus I)
__ MATH 3300 Calculus III (4)
   (C OR T OR BETTER in MATH 2302)
__ MATH 3400 Elementary Differential Equations (3)
   (C OR T OR BETTER in MATH 2302 Calculus II)
__ PHYS 2051 General Physics (5) .................................................... MATH 2301 or concurrent
__ PHYS 2052 General Physics (5) .......................................................PHYS 2051 MATH 2301
__ PHYS 3011 Thermal Physics (3) ................................................. PHYS 2502 & MATH 3400


Sample Four-Year Schedules

BS 4238 Geography – Meteorology Major
Cycle 1 – Dynamic Meteorology in Year 3

              Fall                                        Spring
Year          Course                  Credits             Course                   Credits
Year 1        MATH 2301 (Tier II & A&S NS) 4              MATH 2302 (Tier II & A&S NS) 4
              GEOG 1100                     4             GEOG 2710                      3
              CHEM 1210 or 1510             4             ET 2100                        4
              Tier I Freshmen English       3             PHYS 2051 (Tier II & A&S NS) 5
              Total*                      15              Total                        16

Year 2        MATH 3400                              3    MATH 3300                               4
              GEOG 2680                              4    GEOG 3050                               3
              GEOG 3010                              4    GEOG 3020                               4
              PHYS 2052 (Tier II & A&S NS)           5    GEOG 1200 (Tier II)                     3
                                                          PHYS 3011                               3
              Total                                16     Total                                  17

Year 3        GEOG 3030                             1     GEOG 3040                               1
              GEOG 4080                             3     GEOG 4090                               3
              Tier I J English (A&S Hum)            3     Tier II                                 3
              A&S Language                          4     A&S Language                            4
              A&S Social Sciences                   3     A&S Social Sciences                     3
              Total                                14     Total                                  14

Year 4        GEOG 4060                             4     GEOG 4070                                4
              Tier III                              3     Tier II                                  3
              A&S Humanities                        3     A&S Social Sciences                      3
              A&S Humanities                        3     elective                                 3
              elective                              2
              Total                                15     Total                                  13

                                                          Grand Total                           120

* If a student has to take Tier I MATH, he/she may take MATH 2301, 2302 in Year 2 and
MATH 3300 and 3400 in Year 3. However, it is rare that Meteorology majors need to take that
course.
Cycle 2 – Dynamic Meteorology in Year 4:

            Fall                                 Spring
Year        Course                  Credits      Course                   Credits
Year 1      MATH 2301 (Tier II & A&S NS) 4       MATH 2302 (Tier II & A&S NS) 4
            GEOG 1100                     4      GEOG 2710                      3
            CHEM 1210 or 1510             4      ET 2100                        4
            Tier I Freshmen English       3      PHYS 2051 (Tier II & A&S NS) 5
            Total*                      15       Total                        16

Year 2      MATH 3300                        4   MATH 3400                          3
            GEOG 3010                        4   GEOG 3030                          1
            PHYS 2052 (Tier II & A&S NS)     5   GEOG 1200 (Tier II)                3
            GEOG 2680                        4   A&S Social Sciences                3
                                                 A&S Social Sciences                3
            Total                           17   Total                             13

Year 3      GEOG 3040                        1   GEOG 3050                          3
            A&S Humanities                   3   GEOG 3020                          4
            Tier I J English (A&S Hum)       3   PHYS 3011                          3
            Tier II                          3   A&S Language                       4
            A&S Language                     4
            Total                           14   Total                             14

Year 4      GEOG 4060                        4   GEOG 4070                          4
            GEOG 4080                        3   GEOG 4090                          3
            Tier III                         3   Tier II                            3
            A&S Humanities                   3   A&S Social Sciences                3
            elective                         3   elective                           2
            Total                           16   Total                             15

                                                 Grand Total                      120


* If a student has to take Tier I MATH, he/she may take MATH 2301, 2302 in Year 2 and
MATH 3300 and 3400 in Year 3. However, it is rare that Meteorology majors need to take that
course.

				
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