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The below degree flowchart shows how important it is to start your math and physics courses early.
Math: We need you on the path to Calculus, so if you don’t test into Calculus, you might have to take MTH 1110 College Algebra for Calculus (or MTH 1111) and MTH 1120 College Trigonometry, or maybe you test into MTH 1400 Precalculus Mathematics instead. Math placement scores (ACT, SAT, or Accuplacer) will determine which math you should start in, unless you are a transfer student, in which case your previous course work will help determine this. The prerequisites listed on this math prerequisite page should help you determine which math you are ready for.
Physics: Once you have passed Calculus I (with a C- or better), you are ready to take General Physics I. You have two choices. The first is to take the one semester course, PHY 2311. The second is to take PHY 2308 and PHY 2309 Stretch General Physics I. This sequence will take two semesters. We recommend all meteorology students, unless extremely confident in math and physics, take the stretch version of the course when possible. This gives students more contact time with the material, which should lead to a higher achievement.