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Meteorology Major, B.S.

Degree Check sheet 2018-19 PDF 

Required Core – 35 credits

____   MTR 1400 Weather and Climate (none; F, S, Su; 3)

____   MTR 2020 Weather and Climate Lab (Pre/Coreq MTR 1400,**F, S; 1 credit lab)

____   MTR 2410 Weather Observing Systems (MTR 2020; S; 3 with lab)

____   MTR 3330 Climatology (MTR 2020; S; 3 with lab)

____   MTR 3400 Synoptic Meteorology (MTR 2020; F; 3)

____   MTR 3410 Weather Analysis Techniques (MTR 3400; S; 3 with lab)

____   MTR3430 Atmospheric Thermodynamics (MTR 2020,MTH 2410,PHY 2311/21; S19, F20, S22; 3)

____   MTR 3440 Physical Meteorology (MTR 2020,MTH 2410,PHY 2311/21; F18, S20, S21; 3)

____   MTR 3450 Dynamic Meteorology (MTR 2020,MTH 2420,PHY 2331; F; 3)

____   MTR 4400 Advanced Synoptic Meteorology (MTR 3450, MTH 3420, PHY 2331; S; 4 with lab)

____   MTR 4500 Mesometeorology (MTR 3410 and MTH 1410; S18, S19, S21; 3)

____   MTR 4600 Senior Research Seminar (Co-requisite MTR 3450; F18, S20, F21; 3)

A previous course MTR 2400 may be substituted for MTR 2020

**Successful completion of Quantitative Literacy is required; MTH 1110 is recommended

Approved Meteorology Electives – Select at least 8 credits

____   MTR 3100 Air Pollution (MTR 2020 or ENV 1200; offered occasionally usually in fall; 3)

____   MTR 3420 Radar and Satellite Meteorology (MTR 2020 and MTH 1110; F18, F20; 3 with lab)

____   MTR 3500 Hazardous Weather (MTR 1400 or MTR 2020 or AES 1400; offered occasionally usually in spring; 3)

____   MTR 3710 Meteorology Internship (See MTR Advisor F, S, Su; 2 – 6)

____   MTR 3777 Field Observations of Severe Weather (MTR 2410, MTR 3410; some Maymesters; 3 field)

____   MTR 4210 Forecasting Laboratory (repeatable 4 times) (MTR 3410 F, S; 1  lab)

Required Mathematics Minor – 24 credits                                                            

____   MTH 1410 Calculus I (Either MTH 1109 or MTH 1110, and MTH 1120, with grades of C or better, or MTH 1400 with a grade of C or better; F, S, SU; 4)

____   CS 1050 Computer Science I (readiness for MTH 1110; F, S, SU; 4) or MTH 2520 R Programming may be taken instead of CS 1050 (MTH 1110, or MTH 1112 , or MTH1310; usually S; 4)

____   MTH 2410 Calculus II (MTH 1410 with a grade of C or better; F, S, SU; 4)

____   MTH 2420 Calculus III (MTH 2410 with a grade of C or better; F, S, SU; 4)

____   MTH 3210 Probability and Statistics (Pre/Co-req MTH 2410; F, S, SU; 4)

____   MTH 3420 Differential Equations (MTH 2420 with a grade of C or better; F, S, SU; 4)

Physics and Chemistry – 13 credits 

____   PHY 2311 General Physics I (MTH 1410; F, S, SU; 4)

____   PHY 2321 General Physics Lab I (concurrent with PHY 2311; F, S, SU; 1)

____   PHY 2331 General Physics II (MTH 2410, PHY 2311, PHY 2321; F, S, SU; 4)

____   CHE 1800 General Chemistry I (Pre/Coreq MTH 1110; F, S, SU; 4)

General Studies Requirements – 24 credits

____   Written Communication (6 credits usually ENG 1010 and ENG 1020)

____   Quantitative Literacy (3 credits satisfied by Math minor)

____   Oral Communication (3 credits)

____   Arts and Humanities (6 credits)

____   Historical (3 credits)

____   Natural and Physical Sciences (6 credits satisfied by Physics and Chemistry courses)

____   Social and Behavioral Sciences I (3 credits)

____   Social and Behavioral Sciences II (3 credits)

Global Diversity Requirement

____   Global Diversity Course (3 credits–note this course can fulfill another general studies requirement at the same time, a double-dipper, MTR 1600 Global Climate Change cannot count for this requirement, abbreviated GD in lists)

Multicultural Requirement

____   Multicultural Course (3 credits– note this course can fulfill another general studies requirement at the same time, a double-dipper, abbreviated MC in lists)

Senior Experience Graduation Requirement

____   Satisfied by MTR 4600 Senior Experience

General Electives – 16 credits

These are some recommended electives that enhance the Meteorology major, but you may choose courses from any department you wish.  (See Catalog for descriptions and prerequisites).

AES 3460-3 Weather for Aircrews

CAS 3430-3 Performance for Broadcasting

CAS 3440-3 Television Production

CHE 3890-3 Science and Public Policy

COM 2610-3 Intro to Technical Writing 

CSS 1510-4 Computer Programming:  Fortran (can replace CS requirement)

ECO 3450-3 Environmental Economics

ENV 1200-3 Intro to Environmental Science

ENV 2000-3 Applied Pollution Science

ENV 3700-3 Mountain Environments

ENV 4200-3 Environmental Policy and Planning

ENV 4960-3 Global Environmental Challenges

GEG 1100-3 Intro to Physical Geography

GEG 1700-3 Principles of Sustainability

GEG 2020-3 Geography of Colorado

GEG 2200-3 Geography of the U.S

GEG 3720-3 Global Sustainable Development

GEL 1150-3Physical Oceanography

GIS1220-3Intro to Geospatial Sciences

GIS 2250-3Geographic Info. Systems

GIS 4840-3 Remote Sensing

MET 1040-3 Introduction to Engineering

MTH 2140-2 Computational Matrix Algebra

MTH 2520-4 R Programming (can replace CS requirement)

MTH 3440-4 Partial Differential Equations

MTH 4480-4 Numerical Analysis I

MTH  4490-4 Numerical Analysis II

MTR 1600-3 Global Climate Change

PHY 3411-3Thermal Physics

Total credits for Meteorology Major…………………………………………………  120

Updated March 9, 2018

For the official and most updated version of the degree requirements, please search the Undergraduate Catalog for “Meteorology Major.”

Key:  Courses (Prerequisites; Semesters offered; Credit Hours and type)

F=fall, S=Spring, Su=summer semester, M=Maymester


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