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Meteorology (METEO) - Archive

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Begin Date: Summer Session 2000
End Date: Fall Semester 2001

Meteorology (METEO) - Archive

PROFESSOR WILLIAM H. BRUNE, Head of the Department

Meteorology is devoted to the attainment of an increased understanding of the atmosphere and the development of methods for applying that knowledge to practical problems. Although this field is usually associated with weather prediction, it also has significance in environmental, energy, agricultural, oceanic, and hydrological sciences.

The major provides a background in the fundamentals of atmospheric sciences and has sufficient flexibility to permit intensive study of several specialties. Since meteorology is an interdisciplinary field, students are encouraged to develop interests in the mathematical or physical sciences or in engineering. The department has particular strengths in weather analysis and prediction, including forecast uncertainty; physical meteorology, including radar meteorology, instrumentation and atmospheric measurements; and applied areas, including atmospheric diffusion, air pollution chemistry, dynamic meteorology, tropical meteorology, climate, and remote sensing.

Graduating meteorologists are prepared for professional employment with industry, private consulting firms, government, and the armed forces or for further study toward graduate degrees normally required for research, university, or management positions.

The freshman and sophomore years are largely devoted to preparatory work in science, mathematics, and the liberal arts. The junior and senior years involve a core of basic courses in applied and theoretical topics and a choice of courses offering specialized training.

For the B.S. degree in Meteorology, a minimum of 120 credits is required.

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

GENERAL EDUCATION: 45 credits
(21 of these 45 credits are included in the REQUIREMENTS FOR THE MAJOR)
(See description of General Education in front of Bulletin.)

FIRST-YEAR SEMINAR:
(Included in REQUIREMENTS FOR THE MAJOR)

INTERCULTURAL AND INTERNATIONAL COMPETENCE:
(Included in ELECTIVES or GENERAL EDUCATION course selection)

WRITING ACROSS THE CURRICULUM:
(Included in REQUIREMENTS FOR THE MAJOR)

ELECTIVES: 6 credits

REQUIREMENTS FOR THE MAJOR: 90 credits
(This includes 21 credits of General Education courses: 9 credits of GN courses; 6 credits of GQ courses; 6 credits of GWS courses.)

PRESCRIBED COURSES (55 credits)
CHEM 012 GN(3), EM SC 100S GWS(3)[71], MATH 140 GQ(4), MATH 141 GQ(4)[1], PHYS 211 GN(4) (Sem: 1-2)
MATH 251(4), PHYS 212 GN(4) (Sem: 3-4)
METEO 300(3), METEO 411(4)[1], METEO 421(4)[1], METEO 422(4)[1], METEO 431(3)[1], METEO 436(3)[1], METEO 437(3)[1], METEO 445(1)[1], METEO 446(1)[1], METEO 473(3)[1] (Sem: 5-6)

ADDITIONAL COURSES (16 credits)
ENGL 015 GWS(3) or ENGL 030 GWS(3) (Sem: 1-2)
CMPSC 201C GQ(3) or CMPSC 201F GQ(3); MATH 230 (4)[1] or MATH 231(2)[1] and MATH 232(2)[1] (Sem: 3-4)
STAT 301 GQ(3) or STAT 401(3) (Sem: 3-4)
METEO 200A(1.5) and METEO 200B(1.5) or METEO 201(3) (Sem: 1-6)

SUPPORTING COURSES AND RELATED AREAS (19 credits)
Select 3 credits from any writing-intensive (W) course offered by the College of Earth and Mineral Sciences (Sem: 7-8)
Select 16 credits from 400-level METEO courses and/or 300- or 400-level courses from the Colleges of Agricultural Sciences, Earth and Mineral Sciences, Engineering, and/or Science (Sem: 7-8)

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[1] A student enrolled in this major must receive a grade of C or better, as specified in Senate Policy 82-44.
[71] The following substitutions are allowed for students attending campuses where the indicated courses is not offered: SPCOM 100 GWS or ENGL 202C GWS can be substituted for EM SC 100S GWS.

Last Revised by the Department: Summer Session 2000

Blue sheet Item #: 28-07-051

Review Date: 6/23/00 (Addition of EM SC 100S as GWS)

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