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Meteorology Minor

Degree Check sheet: MTRminor_2018_19 

Required Meteorology Courses – 7 hours 

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

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

 A previous course MTR 2400 may be substituted for MTR 2020

Approved Electives* – 12 hours

____   MTR 1600 Global Climate Change (None; F, S, Su; 3)

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

____   MTR 3100 Air Pollution (MTR 2020 OR ENV 1200; some falls; 3)

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

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

____   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; S19; 3)

____   MTR 3710 Meteorology Internship (See MTR Advisor; F, S, Su; 3 – 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)

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

____   AES 3460 Weather and Aircrews*** (see AES Dept; F, S; 3)

*Some Calculus-based courses are also available (see below).

A previous course MTR 2400 may be substituted for MTR 2020

***This course is required for some aviation technology majors.  For this course to count towards the meteorology minor, students must consult with an advisor in the Aviation and Aerospace Science Department.

The following courses may also be used as electives, but have additional Math and Physics pre-requisites:

____   MTR 3430 Atmospheric Thermodynamics (MTR 2020, MTH 2410, PHY 2311/21; F20, S22;  3)

____   MTR 3440 Physical Meteorology (MTR 2020, MTH 2410, PHY 2311/12;  S20, S21; 3)

____   MTR 3450 Dynamic Meteorology (MTR 2020, MTH 2420, PHY 2331/41; F; 3)

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

TOTAL HOURS – 19

IMPORTANT CONSIDERATIONS FOR METEOROLOGY MINORS:

  • Students considering a Meteorology Minor must consult with a Meteorology advisor to develop an academic plan.
  • The normal time for completion of the Meteorology Minor is two years (4 semesters).  This may vary depending on a student’s Meteorology background such as approved transfer courses, professional experience or military training.
  • AES 1400 Aviation Weather is not an approved Meteorology Minor elective.
  • AES 3460 Weather for Aircrews is an approved Meteorology Minor elective.  See note above.

Updated June 6, 2017

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