# Meteorology GS-1340 Series

## Are you looking for a Career as a Meteorologist in the Federal Government?

This includes jobs at the National Weather Service (NWS), National Hurricane Center (NHC), the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), and more. If so, you must meet the requirements of the Office of Personnel Management (OPM) 1340 Series job description. This series includes all federal positions that involve professional work in meteorology.

The Operational Meteorology program at UIW is designed to satisfy or exceed the requirements to apply for, and be accepted to, a GS-1340 position. Expanding each GS-1340 series requirement below will identify the UIW course designed to satisfy the requirement.

## Individual Occupational Requirements

*There is a prerequisite or corequisite of calculus for course work in atmospheric dynamics and thermodynamics, physics, and differential equations. Calculus courses must be appropriate for a physical science major.

Students in the UIW Operational Meteorology program exceed this requirement by taking the following:

Students in the UIW Operational Meteorology program exceed this requirement by taking *all* of the following courses:

* There is a prerequisite or corequisite of calculus for course work in atmospheric dynamics and thermodynamics, physics, and differential equations. Calculus courses must be appropriate for a physical science major.

Students in the UIW Operational Meteorology program exceed this requirement by taking first and second semester calculus based physics, and *both* of their associated labs:

- PHYS 2305 Physics I and Lab
- PHYS 2306 Physics II and Lab

* There is a prerequisite or corequisite of calculus for course work in atmospheric dynamics and thermodynamics, physics, and differential equations. Calculus courses must be appropriate for a physical science major.

* in any combination of three or more of the following:

- Physical Hydrology
- Students in the UIW Operational Meteorology program complete 3 hours with the following course
- METR 3340 Hydrology

- Statistics,
- Students interested in statistics can take the following elective course
- MATH 2332 Found Probability and Statistics

- Chemistry,
- Students in the UIW Operational Meteorology program complete 8 hours of Chemistry with the following courses
- CHEM 1301 and 1101 Chemical Principles I and Lab
- CHEM 1302 and 1102 Chemical Principles II and Lab

- Physical Oceanography,
- Students in the UIW Operational Meteorology program complete 3 hours with the following course
- GEOL 1420 Oceanography

- Physical Climatology,
- Students in the UIW Operational Meteorology program complete 3 hours with the following course
- METR 1360 Climatology
- Students in the UIW Operational Meteorology program complete 6 hours of upper divisional elective METR courses and may choose the following courses
- METR 3346 Paleoclimatology
- METR 3345 Statistical Climatology

- Radiative Transfer, Aeronomy,
- Students in the UIW Operational Meteorology program complete 6 hours of upper divisional elective METR courses and may choose the following course
- METR 4371 ST Space Weather

- Advanced Thermodynamics,
- Advanced Electricity and Magnetism,
- Interested students can take the following elective course
- PHYS 4330 Classical Electrodynamics

- Light and Optics, and
- Computer Science
- Students in the UIW Operational Meteorology program complete 3 hours with a choice of the following courses
- CIS 2330 Programming Languages I
- CIS 3360 Computer Science, or
- ENGR 2340 Computer Programming for Math, Sciences, & Engineering
- Students in the UIW Operational Meteorology program complete 6 hours of upper divisional elective METR courses and may choose the following course:
- METR 3355 GIS in Meteorology