Degree Plan

Bachelor of Science in Broadcast Meteorology

The Bachelor of Science in Broadcast Meteorology is a program where incoming freshmen should follow to complete their studies in four years. Those students who transfer in from another institution (or those enrolled UIW students who change their major to Meteorology) should follow this schedule as closely as possible. Transfer students need to confer with the Registrar's Office to determine course equivalencies from previous institutions.

Fall
Fall Hrs.
ENGL 1311 Composition I 3
CHEM 1301 Chemical Principles I 3
METR 1325 Natural Hazards 3
MATH 1311 Precalculus* 3
SPAN 1311 Elementary Spanish I, or language other than English 3
Total hours 15
Spring
Spring Hrs.
ENGL 1312 Composition II 3
CHEM 1302 Chemical Principles II 3
CHEM 1203L General Chemistry Lab 2
Fine Arts (3hrs) 3
SPAN 1312 Elementary Spanish II, or language other than English 3
MATH 2311 Calculus I 3
Total hours 17

* May not be required if student comps out

Total hours Freshman year - 31

Fall
Fall Hrs.
METR 1360 Climatology 3
METR 1430 Meteorology 4
PHYS 2305 Physics I 3
PHYS 2105 Physics I Lab 1
ENGL 2310 World Literature Studies 3
MATH 2313 Calculus II 3
Total hours 17
Spring
Spring Hrs.
MATH 2314 Differential Equations 3
PHYS 2306 Physics II 3
PHYS 2106 Physics II Lab 3
Computer Programming (3 hours)* 3
SPCH 1311 Public Speaking 3
DWHP 1200 Dimensions of Wellness 2
PEHP Physical Education Activity (1 hour) 1
Total hours 16

* One of the following courses - CIS 2330 Programming I, CIS 3360 Computer Science, ENGR 2340 Computer Programming for Mathematics, Sciences and Engineering, or other approved studies.

Total hours Sophomore year - 33 hours

Fall
Fall Hrs.
METR 3360 Satellite Meteorology 3
METR 3310 Radar Meteorology 3
RELS 1310 Introduction to Theology* 3
PHIL 1381 Introduction to Philosophy 3
METR Advanced Elective (3 hours)** 3
METR 3340 Hydrology 3
Total hours 18
Spring
Spring Hrs.
METR 3320 Forecasting I 3
HIST 1311 World History* 3
Philosophy or Religious Studies (3 hours)* 3
GEOL 1420 Oceanography 4
COMM 3381 Digital Film Production 3
Total hours 16

*or other approved selections

**Choose from either METR 3355 Geographic Information Systems, (GIS) in Meteorology, METR 4315 Air Pollution Meteorology, METR 4325 Climate Modeling, METR 3345 Statistical Climatology, METR 3365 Atmospheric Physics, METR 3376 Atmospheric Dynamics. METR 4330 Micrometeorology or METR 4340 Precipitation Physics and Weather Modification

Total hours Junior year: 34

Fall
Fall Hrs.
METR 3325 Thermodynamic Meteorology 3
METR 3330 Forecasting II 3
METR 3356 Synoptic Meteorology 3
METR 4310 Weathercasting I 3
METR 3390 Instrumentation 3
METR 3190 Meteorological Instrumentation Lab 1
Total hours 16
Spring
Spring Hrs.
METR 4320 Weathercasting II 3
METR 4210 Capstone Broadcast Meteorology 2
METR 3335 Severe Weather 3
COMM (3 hours upper division)** 3
COMM (3 hours upper division)** 3
Social Science (3 hrs)* 3
Total hours 17

*Choose from approved list of courses.

**Select any two of the following upper division courses: COMM 3353, 3380, 3390, and 3395.

Total hours senior year - 33 hours

Total hours in degree program - 132 hours