Meteorology

Core and Major Requirements

Core requirements

Refer to the current UIW Undergraduate Bulletin for fulfilling core curriculum requirements. The majors in Meteorology and Broadcast Meteorology require 45 hours of non-credit community service.

Major requirements for Meteorology B.S. degree

The outline below is a list of required science courses for a Meteorology major that a freshman should follow, although courses could be taken out of sequence depending on course availability for a given semester, course prerequisites, and transfer of courses from other institutions. A Mathematics minor is required for all Meteorology majors. A student who has a deficiency in Mathematics may be required to take MATH 1304 College Algebra or MATH remediation courses but these courses will not count towards fulfilling the Mathematics minor. Permission for science course substitutions must be made through the Meteorology Program Chair. Course requirements and degree requirements in the major, Mathematics minor, and core are subject to change.

Science Courses

Freshman Year

Courses Credit Hours
METR 1430 Meteorology 4
MATH 1311 Precalculus 3
MATH 1312 Calculus I 3
CHEM 1301,1302, 1101, 1102 Chemical Principles and Labs 8

Sophomore Year

Courses Credit Hours
METR 1325 Natural Hazards 3
METR 1360 Climatology 3
MATH 2313 Calculus II 3
METR 3360 Satellite Meteorology 3
PHYS 2305,2306, 2105, 2106 Physics and Labs 8

Junior Year

Courses Credit Hours
METR 3310 Radar Meteorology 3
METR 3320 Forecasting I 3
METR 3375 Atmospheric Dynamics I 3
METR 3325 Thermodynamic Meteorology 3
METR 3340 Hydrology 3
MATH 3314 Calculus III 3
GEOL 1420 Oceanography 3
MATH 2314 Differential Equations 3
MATH ADV 3

Senior Year

Courses Credit Hours
METR 3330 Forecasting II 3
METR 3365 Physical Meteorology 3
METR 4315 Air Pollution Meteorology 3
METR 3335 Severe Weather 3
METR 3315 Synoptic Meteorology I 3
METR 3350 Synoptic Meteorology II 3
METR Advanced Elective 3
METR 3380 Atmospheric Dynamics II 3
MATH ADV 3

Major requirements for Broadcast Meteorology B.S. degree

The outline below is a list of required science courses for a Broadcast Meteorology major that a freshman should follow, although courses could be taken out of sequence depending on course availability for a given semester, course prerequisites, and transfer of courses from other institutions. A student who has a deficiency in Mathematics may be required to take MATH remediation courses but these courses will not count towards fulfilling the requirements for the degree. Permission for science course substitutions must be made through the Meteorology Program Chair. Course requirements and degree requirements in the major and in the core are subject to change.

Science Courses

Freshman Year

Courses Credit Hours
MATH 1311 Precalculus 4
METR 1325 Natural Hazards 3
CHEM 1301, 1302, 1101,1102 Chemical Principles I and II and Labs 3
MATH 2312 Calculus I 3

Sophomore Year

Courses Credit Hours
METR 1360 Climatology 3
METR 1430 Meteorology 4
METR 3315 Synoptic Meteorology I 3
PHYS 2305, 2306, 2105, 2106 Physics I and II and Labs 8

Junior Year

Courses Credit Hours
MATH 2313 Calculus II 3
METR 3340 Hydrology 3
METR 3310 Radar Meteorology 3
METR 3320 Forecasting I 3
GEOL 1420 Oceanography 4
METR 3340 Hydrology 3
MATH 2314 Differential Equations 3
METR Advanced Elective 3

Senior Year

Courses Credit Hours
METR 3330 Forecasting II 3
METR 3315 Synoptic Meteorology I            3
METR 3350 Synoptic Meteorology II 3
METR 4310 Weathercasting I 3
METR 4320 Weathercasting II 3
METR 3335 Severe Weather 3
METR 3325 Thermodynamic Meteorology 3

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