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Meteorology Minor

The Meteorology minor will provide students a comprehensive education in the dynamics of the earth's atmosphere, weather analysis, and weather forecasting. The minor includes course work on the impact of air pollution on people and the environment, the threat of changing climate due to global warming as well as severe weather, and world climates. Meteorology is an interdisciplinary program and includes application in mathematics, hydrology, physics, and chemistry for academic research in the following areas: weather modeling and forecasting, air pollution studies, hydrology, Geographic Information Systems (GIS) applications in meteorology, and education. Students should take additional courses in mathematics, especially calculus courses, as part of the preparation in operational meteorology, because these mathematics courses are necessary for successful completion of the upper-division Meteorology courses. 

Requirements

22 hours as follows

METR 1430

Meteorology

METR 3310

Radar Meteorology

METR 3320

Forecasting I

METR 3330

Forecasting II

METR 3335

Severe Weather

METR 3340

Hydrology

METR 3356

Synoptic Meteorology

METR 3360

Satellite Meteorology