Meteorology

Get your training in Meteorology here!  The Geography Department offers an area of emphasis in Meterology, an area of emphasis in Weather Broadcasting, and a minor in Meteorology.


Minor in Meteorology (also available online)

  • GEO 230: Introduction to Meteorology (CT) (4 credits)
  • GEO 350: Severe Storms and Natural Hazards (4 credits)
  • GEO 360: Weather Analysis (4 credits)
  • GEO 101 Physical Geography, or GEO 425 Cimatology, or GEO 481-483 Special Topics

Weather Broadcasting Area of Emphasis (not available fully online)

  • GEO 230: Introduction to Meteorology (CT) (4 credits)
  • GEO 350: Severe Storms and Natural Hazards (4 credits)
  • GEO 360: Weather Analysis (4 credits)
  • GEO 425: Climatology (4 credits)
  • GEO 490: Internship (3 hours)
  • JMC 332: Video Production (3 credits)

Did you know?

The Bureau of Labor Statistics predicts faster than average growth in their Jobs Outlook 2016-2026 in the field of Atmospheric Scientists, Including Meteorologists.  The 2016 Median Pay was $92,460 per year.

Meteorology Area of Emphasis  (not available fully online)

  • GEO 230: Introduction to Meteorology (CT)
  • GEO 350: Severe Storms and Natural Hazards
  • GEO 360: Weather Analysis
  • GEO 425: Climatology
  • GEO 431: Remote Sensing (3 credits) or BSC 410, Remote Sensing/GIS Applications (4 credits)
  • *PHY 308: Thermal Physics (3 credits) or **ENGR 219: Engineering Thermodynamics (3 credits) or *PHY 330: Mechanics (3 credits) or ***ENGR 214 Dynamics (3 credits)

*Requires that the student must have taken the following: PHY 211 and 202 (lab), General Physics and General Physics Laboratory; PHY 213 and 204 (lab), Principles of Physics and Laboratory Methods in Physics; MTH 229, Calculus with Analytic Geometry I; MTH 230, Calculus with Analytic Geometry II; MTH 231, Calculus with Analytic Geometry III.

**Requires that the student must have taken MTH 230.

***Requires that the student must have taken ENGR 213 and MTH 230