The major in Meteorology prepares students for careers in weather forecasting, atmospheric research, environmental consulting and air quality management. The strong physical science orientation of the program allows students to compete in related fields, such as environmental and computer science, hydrology, and alternative energy utilization. The major meets the federal guidelines for meteorologists, enabling graduates to begin careers in federal, state and private employment.What can I do with a Meteorology major?
Any undergraduate student can declare this major.
Total number of core credits: 44
Total number of corequisite credits: 26
Additional supporting work in the sciences and mathematics is strongly recommended.
ESC 350 and ESC 391 should be taken by the end of the junior year.
ESC 494 and ESC 495 should be taken in the senior year.
Additional mathematics, computer science, or science courses are recommended, depending on individual goals. In some cases, these may be applied toward the major with written departmental approval. Recommended supporting courses, outside of meteorology, include the following:
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