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Meteorology Major, B.S.

Current Student Degree Progress Report | MTR Major Degree Check Sheet 2021-22 | 2021-22 Catalog | Previous Catalog Years  

The following curriculum is valid for 2021-22 Catalog Students

Required Core – 38 credits

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

____   MTR 3330 Climatology (MTR 2020 or (GEG 1100 + math); S; 3 with lab)

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

____   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 3430 Atmospheric Thermodynamics (MTR 2020,MTH 2410,PHY 2311/21; F22, S24; 3)

____   MTR 3440 Physical Meteorology (MTR 2020,MTH 2410,PHY 2311/21; F21; S23; 3)

____   MTR 3450 Dynamic Meteorology (MTR 2020, MTH 2410, PHY 2311; S22, F23; 3)

____   MTR 4400 Advanced Synoptic Meteorology (MTR 2410, MTR 3410, MTR 3450); F22, S24; 4 with lab)

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

____   MTR 4600 Meteorology Research Seminar (Senior Standing + 12 upper division credits in MTR); F21, S23, F24; 3)

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

Approved Meteorology Electives – Select at least 5 credits

____   MTR 3100 Air Pollution (MTR 2020 or ENV 1200; TBD, 3)

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

____   MTR 3710 Meteorology Internship (See MTR Advisor F, S, Su; 2 – 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 some F & S; 1  lab)

Required Mathematics Minor – 24 credits                                                            

____   MTH 1410 Calculus I (Either MTH 1109 or MTH 1110, and MTH 1120, with grades of C or better, or MTH 1400 with a grade of C or better; F, S, SU; 4)

____   CS 1050 Computer Science I (readiness for MTH 1110; F, S, SU; 4) or MTH 2520 R Programming may be taken instead of CS 1050 (MTH 1110, or MTH 1112 , or MTH1310; usually S; 4) or MTH 290B Scientific Computing with Python (MTH 1110; F; 4)

____   MTH 2410 Calculus II (MTH 1410 with a grade of C or better; F, S, SU; 4)

____   MTH 2420 Calculus III (MTH 2410 with a grade of C or better; F, S, SU; 4)

____   MTH 3210 Probability and Statistics (Pre/Co-req MTH 2410; F, S, SU; 4)

____   MTH 3420 Differential Equations (MTH 2420 with a grade of C or better; F, S, SU; 4)

Physics and Chemistry – 10 credits 

____   PHY 2311 General Physics I (MTH 1410; F, S, SU; 4) (or PHY 2308 + PHY 2309 Stretch Physics I)

____   PHY 2321 General Physics Lab I (concurrent with PHY 2311; F, S, SU; 1)

____   PHY 2331 General Physics Lab II (Trigonometry or higher; F, S, SU; 1)

____   CHE 1800 General Chemistry I (Pre/Coreq MTH 1110; F, S, SU; 4)

General Studies Requirements – 24 credits

____   Written Communication (6 credits)

____   Quantitative Literacy (3 credits satisfied by Math minor)

____   Oral Communication (3 credits)

____   Arts and Humanities (6 credits)

____   Historical (3 credits)

____   Natural and Physical Sciences (6 credits satisfied by Physics and Chemistry courses)

____   Social and Behavioral Sciences (6 credits)

Global Diversity Requirement

____   Global Diversity Course (3 credits–note this course can fulfill another general studies requirement at the same time, a double-dipper, abbreviated GD in lists)

Multicultural Requirement

____   Multicultural Course (3 credits– note this course can fulfill a general studies requirement at the same time, a double-dipper, abbreviated MC in lists)

Senior Experience Graduation Requirement

____   Satisfied by MTR 4600 Meteorology Research Seminar

General Electives – 19 credits (or however many credits the student needs to get to 120 total credits)

Total credits for Meteorology Major…………………………………………………  120

Key:  Courses (Prerequisites; Semesters offered; Credit Hours and type)

F=fall, S=Spring, Su=summer semester, M=Maymester

Updated March 12, 2021

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