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Meteorology Major, B.S.

Degree Check sheet: MTR Major 2020_21

Required Core – 35 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; S; 3 with lab)

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

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

____   MTR3430 Atmospheric Thermodynamics (MTR 2020,MTH 2410,PHY 2311/21; F20, S22, F23; 3)

____   MTR 3440 Physical Meteorology (MTR 2020,MTH 2410,PHY 2311/21; S20, S21, F22, S24; 3)

____   MTR 3450 Dynamic Meteorology (MTR 2020,MTH 2420,PHY 2331; F; 3)

____   MTR 4400 Advanced Synoptic Meteorology (MTR 3450, MTH 3420, PHY 2331; S; 4 with lab)

____   MTR 4500 Mesometeorology (MTR 3410 and MTH 1410; S21, S23, S25; 3)

____   MTR 4600 Meteorology Research Seminar (Senior Standing + 12 upper division credits in MTR); S20, F21, S23, F24; 3)

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

Approved Meteorology Electives – Select at least 8 credits

____   MTR 3100 Air Pollution (MTR 2020 or ENV 1200; tentative schedule: F21, F23 3)

____   MTR 3420 Radar and Satellite Meteorology (MTR 2020 and MTH 1110; F20, F22; 3 with lab)

____   MTR 3500 Hazardous Weather (MTR 1400 or MTR 2020 or AES 1400; Su20, offered occasionally; 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 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 2410; 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 – 13 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 II (MTH 2410, PHY 2311, PHY 2321; F, S, SU; 4)

____   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, abreviated GD in lists)

Multicultural Requirement

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

Senior Experience Graduation Requirement

____   Satisfied by MTR 4600 Senior Experience

General Electives – 16 credits (or however many credits the student needs to get to 120 total credits)

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

For the official and most updated version of the degree requirements, please see the Undergraduate Catalog.

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

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

Updated April 6, 2020


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