Atmospheric Science and Physics

Atmospheric Science and Physics

Welcome to the newly formed Department of Atmospheric Science and Physics.  The department offers bachelor degrees in Meteorology, a B.S. in environmental science,  a minor in Geology and a minor in Physics.

 

Meteorology Degree Program

The Meteorology degree program is designed for students who wish to receive a comprehensive education for the purpose of research into the dynamics of the Earth's atmosphere, weather analysis, and weather forecasting. This science includes a study of the impact of air pollution on people and the environment, the threat of changing climate due to global warming, severe weather, and world climates.

 

The Meteorology program philosophy seeks to develop in the student an appreciation of the Earth's fragile atmosphere through education and understanding of the Earth's atmosphere. The student learns to critically analyze and evaluate the interactions of the atmosphere with the oceans and biosphere, recognize the problems and issues of local and regional air pollution, the profound implications and long-term effects of global warming on the planet, the effects of severe weather, and the long-term effects human impact on weather and climate. The program offers the student the knowledge and skills to investigate adverse human impact on weather and climate, and recognize how to remediate or avoid these conditions to support the needs and requirements of all life on our planet. The spirit of Christian service is promoted by providing the student the intellectual tools necessary for making sound scientific decisions and ethical judgments and thus become enlightened citizens in society. Experiences in research activities through course work, seminars, and internships also promote within each student self-realization and spiritual guidance acquired through independent work, volunteered endeavors, and cooperative learning.

 

Please contact Dr. Gerald Mulvey by telephone at 210-805-3099, or by email at mulvey@uiwtx.edu for questions or comments about information provided on this site.

Physics Minor Program

 

The Minor in Physics program is designed to enhance students who majors in other subject area, especially in mathematics, sciences and engineering.  Please see the respective page for program requirements.

 

(Last update: 8/25/2014)