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Meteorology Minor

Current Degree Progress Report | MTR Minor Degree Check Sheet 2021-22 | 2021-22 Catalog

Required Meteorology Courses – 7 hours 

____   MTR 1400 Weather and Climate (none; F, S, SU; 3)

____   MTR 2020 Weather and Climate Lab (Pre/Coreq MTR 1400*; F, S; 1 credit lab)

____   MTR  3400 Synoptic Meteorology  (MTR 2020; F; 3)

*Successful completion of Quantitative Literacy is required; MTH 1110 is recommended

 A previous course MTR 2400 may be substituted for MTR 2020

Approved Electives – 12 hours

____   MTR 1600 Global Climate Change (None; F, S, Su; 3)

____   MTR 2410 Weather Observing Systems (MTR 2020; S; 3 with lab)

____   MTR 3100 Air Pollution (MTR 2020 OR ENV 1200; 3)

____   MTR 3330 Climatology (MTR 2020; S; 3 with lab)

____   MTR 3410 Weather Analysis Techniques (MTR 3400; S; 3 with lab)

____   MTR 3420 Radar and Satellite Meteorology (MTR 2020 and MTH 1110; F22; 3 with lab)

____   MTR 3500 Hazardous Weather (MTR 1400 or MTR 2020 or AES 1400; 3)

____   MTR 3710 Meteorology Internship (See MTR Advisor; F, S, Su; 3 – 6)

____   MTR   3777 Field Observations of Severe Weather (MTR 2410, MTR 3410; some Maymesters; 3 field)

____   MTR   4210 Forecasting Laboratory (repeatable 4 times) (MTR 3410; F, S; 1 lab)

____   MTR 4500 Mesometeorology (MTR 3410 and MTH 1410; S23, S25; 3)

____   AES 3460 Weather and Aircrews (see AES Dept; F, S; 3)

The following courses may also be used as electives, but have additional Math and Physics pre-requisites:

____   MTR 3430 Atmospheric Thermodynamics (MTR 2020, MTH 2410, PHY 2311/21; 3)

____   MTR 3440 Physical Meteorology (MTR 2020, MTH 2410, PHY 2311/12; 3)

____   MTR 3450 Dynamic Meteorology (MTR 2020, MTH 2410, PHY 2331; 3)

____   MTR 4400 Advanced Synoptic Meteorology (MTR 2410, MTR 3410, MTR 3450; 4 with lab)

TOTAL HOURS – 19

IMPORTANT CONSIDERATIONS FOR METEOROLOGY MINORS:

  • Students considering a Meteorology Minor must consult with a Meteorology advisor to develop an academic plan.
  • The normal time for completion of the Meteorology Minor is two years (4 semesters).  This may vary depending on a student’s Meteorology background such as approved transfer courses, professional experience or military training.
  • AES 1400 Aviation Weather is not an approved Meteorology Minor elective.
  • AES 3460 Weather for Aircrews is an approved Meteorology Minor elective.  Please consult with an advisor in Aviation and Aerospace Science. 

Updated March 12, 2021

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