Degree Plan

Bachelor of Science in Meteorology

The Bachelor of Science in Meteorology program shown below is one which 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
MATH 1311 Precalculus* 3
Computer Programming (3 hours)** 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
MATH 2312 Calculus I 3
METR 1430 Meteorology 4
SPAN 1312 Elementary Spanish II, or language other than English 3
Fine Arts (3 hours) 3
Total hours 21

*MATH 1311 may not be required if student Comps out.

**One of the following courses - CIS 2330 Programming I, CIS 3660 Computer Science, ENGR 2340 Computer Programming for Mathematics, Sciences and Engineering, or other approved studies.

Total hours Freshman year - 36

Fall
Fall Hrs.
METR 1360 Climatology 3
METR 3360 Satellite Meteorology 3
PHYS 2305 Physics I 3
PHYS 2105 Physics I Lab 1
ENGL 2310 World Literature Studies 3
MATH 2313 Calculus II 3
Total hours 16
Spring
Spring Hrs.
METR 1325 Natural Hazards 3
MATH 3314 Calculus III 3
PHYS 2306 Physics II 3
PHYS 2106 Physics II Lab 1
DWHP 1200 Dimensions of Wellness 2
PEHP Physical Education Activity (1 hour) 1
RELS 1310 Introduction to Theology* 3
Total hours 16

* or other approved studies

Total hours Sophomore year - 32 hours

Fall
Fall Hrs.
MATH 2314 Differential Equations 3
METR 3376 Atmospheric Dynamics 3
METR 3310 Radar Meteorology 3
Philosophy or Religious Studies (3) 3
METR 3340 Hydrology 3
HIST 1311 World History* 3
Total hours 18
Spring
Spring Hrs.
METR 3320 Forecasting I 3
METR 3325 Thermodynamic Meteorology 3
MATH Advanced Elective (3 hours)** 3
PHIL 1381 Introduction to Philosophy 3
GEOL 1420 Oceanography 4
Total hours 16

*or other approved selections

**from approved MATH selections

Total hours junior year: 34

Fall
Fall Hrs.
MATH Advanced Elective (3 hours)** 3
METR 3330 Forecasting II 3
METR 4315 Air Pollution Meteorology 3
METR 3365 Atmospheric Physics 3
METR 3356 Synoptic Meteorology 3
Total hours 15
Spring
Spring Hrs.
METR 3391 Instrumentation 3
METR 3190 Meteorological Instrumentation Lab 1
METR 3335 Severe Weather 2
METR Advanced Elective (3 hours)** 3
Social Science (3 hrs)* 3
METR 4220 Capstone Meteorology 3
Total hours 15

*Choose from approved list of courses

**from approved MATH selections

***Choose from either METR 3355 Geographic Information Systems (GIS) in Meteorology, , METR 4325 Climate Modeling, METR 3345 Statistical Climatology, METR 4330 Micrometeorology or METR 4340 Precipitation Physics and Weather Modification

Total hours senior year - 30 hours

Total hours in degree program - 132 hours

Plus 45 hours of community service (non-credit)