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Geography—Meteorology Minor

Admissions Information

Minor Requirements

Minor code OR4238

Faculty Contact: Dr. Harold Perkins

Program Overview

The meteorology minor offers coursework in basic meteorology, meteorological observations, and forecasting, including a series of synoptic and mesoscale meteorology courses.

The minor provides students with meteorological knowledge for related fields such as aviation, atmospheric chemistry, oceanography, or geology that will ultimately benefit them in their future careers.

Students who wish to be employed full-time as a meteorologist should major in meteorology rather than seek a minor. The minor is open to all undergraduates except those enrolled in the Geography—Meteorology major.

Careers and Graduate School

With a minor in meteorology, students are prepared for careers where meteorology is a leading but not dominant aspect of their career. Examples include: careers in the aviation industry; careers in environmental science, air quality, atmospheric chemistry, or with the Environmental Protection Agency; and graduate training in oceanography, geology, hydrology, or related fields.

Admissions Information

Freshman/First-Year Admission: No requirements beyond University admission requirements.

Change to Program Policy: No selective or limited admission requirements.

External Transfer Admission: No requirements beyond University admission requirements.

Minor Requirements

Minor Hours Requirement

The geography–meteorology minor requires a minimum of 18 hours.

Minor Requirements

Complete the following courses:    

  • GEOG 1100 - Physical Geography Credit Hours: 4.0
  • GEOG 3010 - Meteorology Credit Hours: 4.0
  • GEOG 3030 - Meteorological Observations Credit Hours: 1.0
  • GEOG 3040 - Practicum in Meteorology and Forecasting Credit Hours: 1.0
  • GEOG 4060 - Synoptic Meteorology Credit Hours: 4.0
  • GEOG 4070 - Mesoscale Meteorology Credit Hours: 4.0

 

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