Climatology, Minor

Program Code: CLIMA_UMNR

Program Requirements

Requirement Credits
Requirements for the Minor 18

Requirements for the Minor

A grade of C or better is required for all courses in the minor, as specified by Senate Policy 59-10.

Additional Courses
Additional Courses: Require a grade of C or better
Select 18 credits of the following:18
Earth in the Future: Predicting Climate Change and Its Impacts Over the Next Century Keystone/General Education Course
Introduction to Global Climatic Systems
GEOG 412
Satellite Climatology
Human Dimensions of Global Warming
Geology of Climate Change
Fundamentals of Atmospheric Science

Academic Advising

The objectives of the university’s academic advising program are to help advisees identify and achieve their academic goals, to promote their intellectual discovery, and to encourage students to take advantage of both in-and out-of class educational opportunities in order that they become self-directed learners and decision makers.

Both advisers and advisees share responsibility for making the advising relationship succeed. By encouraging their advisees to become engaged in their education, to meet their educational goals, and to develop the habit of learning, advisers assume a significant educational role. The advisee’s unit of enrollment will provide each advisee with a primary academic adviser, the information needed to plan the chosen program of study, and referrals to other specialized resources.

READ SENATE POLICY 32-00: ADVISING POLICY

University Park

Jodi Vender
Undergraduate Advising Coordinator
305 Walker Building
University Park, PA 16802
814-863-5730
advising@geog.psu.edu

Career Paths

Students enrolled in the Climatology minor learn a wide range of research and analytical skills that are highly valued by employers. Students trained in climatology find jobs in all levels of government, nonprofit organizations, and in industry.

Careers

Students graduating with the Climatology minor are well positioned to find employment with diverse organizations spanning business, government, and nonprofit sectors. Such organizations may include (but are not limited to): AccuWeather; Federal Emergency Management Agency; NASA; National Center for Atmospheric Research; National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration; Resources for the Future; SAIC; U.S. Army Corps of Engineers; U.S. Environmental Protection Agency; U.S. Geological Survey; local, regional, and state agencies; environmental and engineering consulting firms; policy research institutes; and private corporations.

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Opportunities for Graduate Studies

The Climatology minor is useful for students who are interested in pursuing graduate degrees in the environmental, atmospheric, and social sciences. Alumni enter graduate and professional studies in a variety of programs, including (but not limited to) geography, environmental sciences, atmospheric sciences, public policy, emergency management, and law. They sometimes begin graduate or professional programs directly after finishing undergraduate studies, but often get several years' work experience before returning to school, either full or part-time.

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Contact

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DEPARTMENT OF GEOGRAPHY
302 Walker Building
University Park, PA 16802
814-865-3433

geography@psu.edu

http://www.geog.psu.edu