Course List

Students in the Bachlor of Applied Science with an emphasis in Meteorology program may take courses part-time or full-time depending on their personalized plan and needs.  Students who wish to be World Meteorological Organization (WMO)/National Weather Service (NWS) compliant need 2 additonal courses, which are featured below.

Bachelor of Applied Science (BAS) Degree with an emphasis in Meteorology
Expected Meteorology-related Course Offerings (updated May 2019)

Fall Semester Offerings

  • ATMO 336 Weather, Climate, and Society
  • ATMO 441A Dynamic Meteorology (pre-requisites required)
  • HWRS 349a Principles of Hydrology *(necessary for students who wish to adhere to WMO/NWS standards)
  • GEOG 330 Intro to Remote Sensing

Spring Semester Offerings

  • ATMO 336 Weather, Climate and Society
  • ATMO 441b Dynamic Meteorology II (pre-requisites required)
  • ATMO 436A Fundamentals of Atmospheric Science (pre-requisites required)

Spring Semester of Odd Years Only

  • ATMO 430 Computational Methods in Atmospheric Sciences (pre-requisites required)

Substitutions must be pre-approved by your program advisor.

 

Core English Requirements

  • ENGL 101
  • ENGL 102
  • ENGV 307 Business Writing or 308 Technical Writing

Critical Thinking

1 course required from the following list:

  • ENGV 306 or ENGV 380
  • GPSV 301
  • HSTV 301
  • INFV 320
  • PSYV 489

General Education Requirements

  • 4 - 6 Upper Division Humanities/General Education Electives (300/400 level coursework)

Math Requirements

  • MATH 120R Pre-Calculus (incoming Students must be ready to start at this level or higher)
  • MATH 122B Calculus I
  • MATH 129 Calculus II
  • MATH 223 Calculus III (Vector Calculus)
  • BASV 314 OR MATH 263 or ISTA 116 Statistics
  • MATH 254 Ordinary Differential Equations *(necessary for students who wish to adhere to WMO/NWS standards)

Physics Requirements

  • PHYS 141 Intro to Mechanics
  • PHYS 142 or 143 Introductory Optics/Thermodynamics

Atmospheric Science Course Requirements

  • ATMO 336 Weather, Climate & Society
  • ATMO 451a Physical Meteorology I
  • ATMO 430 Computational Methods in Atmospheric Science
  • ATMO 455 Introduction to Atmospheric and Hydrologic Remote Sensing -or- GEOG 330 Intro to Remote Sensing
  • ATMO 436A Fundamentals of the Atmospheric Sciences
  • ATMO 441A Dynamic Meteorology I
  • ATMO 441B Dynamic Meteorology II