Meteorology Graduate Certificate

meteorology graduate certificate
Meteorology is a science that investigates atmospheric phenomena especially the weather and weather conditions. The meteorology graduate certificate is designed for students who do not necessarily want to broadcast or forecast, but rather learn meteorological skills to compliment other skillsets such as GIS, aviation, environmental science and many others.  Minimum credit hours:  16. Courses taken for the Meteorology Graduate Certificate can also count toward the MA/MS Geography.

Required Courses: 8 credits (available on campus and online)

  • GEO 550: Extreme Weather (4 credits)
  • GEO 560: Weather Analysis (4 credits)

Support courses: Choose at least 8 credits (available on campus and online)

  • GEO 525: Climatology (4 credits)
  • GEO 526: Principles of GIS (4 credits)
  • GEO 531: Remote Sensing (4 credits)
  • GEO 580 – 583: Special Topics (1-4 credits)
  • GEO 617-619: Seminars in Geography *must be weather related (1-4 credits)

At Marshall, your meteorology graduate certificate is fully accredited by the Higher Learning Commission. You’ll take classes by doctoral level faculty members with years of experience in the discipline. You’ll learn how professional atmospheric scientists measure and analyze weather and climate. Your certificate will add to your preparation for jobs and careers in a wide variety of business, industry, education, and government fields such as aviation, geology, oceanography, geophysics, geography, flood risk management, and hydrology. Search the keyword ‘meteorology’ at USA jobs for careers that require meteorology skills.

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