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Undergraduate Majors

Ohio University's nine undergraduate colleges offer more than 250 programs of study. Students may select from a wide variety of majors, minors and certificates. While most undergraduate programs at the Athens campus are designed to be completed in four years, a limited number of two-year degree programs are available as well.

Physics/Meteorology Major (B.S.)

Major code BS3338

College of Arts and Sciences
Physics and Astronomy Department
Clippinger Labs 251
Athens, OH 45701
Phone: 740.593.1718
Fax: 740.593.0433
physics@ohio.edu
www.ohio.edu/cas/physastro/

David Tees, contact person
tees@ohio.edu

Program Overview

Physics/Meteorology is an interdisciplinary program in the Departments of Geography, Mathematics, and Physics that is designed to prepare you for graduate training in the fields of meteorology, climatology, and atmospheric physics. The program can be taken with an emphasis in geography, mathematics, or physics. If you choose the geography or mathematics emphasis, contact the Geography Department or the Mathematics Department for advising. The physics/meteorology program has a strong focus on basic physics and mathematics and it is ideally suited for graduate school preparation.

Admissions Information

Freshman/First-Year Admission

No requirements beyond University admission requirements. However, it is recommended that students entering the program have at least a Math Placement Level II, or an ACT Math score of 24, or a SAT Math score of 560.

Change of Program Policy

No selective or limited admission requirements. However, it is recommended that students changing into the program have at least a Math Placement Level II, or an ACT Math score of 24, or a SAT Math score of 560.

External Transfer Admission

No requirements beyond University admission requirements. However, it is recommended that students entering the program have at least a Math Placement Level II, or an ACT Math score of 24, or a SAT Math score of 560.

Opportunities Upon Graduation

Students with a degree in physics/meteorology are prepared for careers with the National Weather Service, the private sector (including jobs with agriculture and energy industries, insurance agencies, and others), and federal and non-federal careers where forecasting is the primary job responsibility. This degree also prepares students for advanced graduate training in the fields of meteorology, climatology, and atmospheric physics.                                                             

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