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University Bulletin

Undergraduate Degree Programs

Meteorology Minor

University Park, College of Earth and Mineral Sciences (METEO)

Students pursuing the 39-credit Meteorology minor seek to broaden their education by specializing in an applied science. As for Meteorology majors, students minoring in Meteorology must have a strong background in Mathematics and Physics. Eleven of the 20 Meteorology credits come from the three required courses of METEO 300, METEO 421, and METEO 431. The remaining nine credits come from 100-, 200-, 300-, or 400-level METEO courses, at least one of which must be at the 400 level. Completion of the three required courses ensures that students will have the foundational atmospheric science material that they need to register for the remaining nine Meteorology credits. In consultation with a Meteorology adviser, students may choose these elective courses from a variety of sub-specialties, including Air Quality Studies, Atmospheric Dynamics, Atmospheric Physics, Climatology, Computer Applications, and Weather Analysis and Forecasting.

A grade of C or better is required for all courses in the minor.

Scheduling Recommendation by Semester Standing like (Sem: 1-2)


METEO 300(4), METEO 421(4), METEO 431(3) (Sem. 5-6)
CHEM 110 GN(3), MATH 231(2), MATH 232(2), MATH 251(4), PHYS 211 GN(4), PHYS 212 GN(4) (Sem: 5-6)

Select 9 credits of 100-, 200-, 300-, or 400-level Meteorology; at least 3 credits must be at the 400 level. (Sem. 5-8)

Last Revised by the Department: Fall Semester 2015

Blue Sheet Item #: 44-01-060

Review Date: 8/25/15