B.S. Meteorology: This is for people who want their primary job responsibility to be meteorology. This includes careers such as the
National Weather Service, private weather firms such as AccuWeather, meteorologist for the airline industry, the National Climatic Data Center, etc. TV Broadcasters who wish to be certified as a “Certified Broadcast Meteorologist” by the American Meteorological Society will also need to complete the B.S. Meteorology degree. Some students may also consider graduate school in the Atmospheric Sciences or Geography. This Track requires four courses in calculus, two courses in advanced physics, and two courses in computer science. This degree program also meets American Meteorological Society (AMS) qualifications for the title “meteorologist,” and Federal Civil Service requirements (GS-1340) for employment by the National Weather Service. Due to the high level of math pre-requisites for this major, students entering this program will ideally be able to take MATH 136 (Calculus I) during the first semester of their freshman year. Students who qualify for a lower initial math course (MATH 116 – Algebra or MATH 117 – Trigonometry) may need an extra semester or two to complete all of the required courses. Information on your expected math placement can be found here.
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