Minor in Meteorology

Students minoring in meteorology will be provided with an introduction to atmospheric principles and meteorological phenomena such as heat waves, drought, hurricanes and severe thunderstorms. It is suitable for students who wish to be informed about this field and might pursue careers in which a background in meteorology is relevant or important, such as environmental policy, mass communication, government and industry. Students should note that the minor in meteorology does not require the type of course work in calculus, physics and chemistry necessary for careers and graduate work in meteorology.

The minor is awarded upon completion of a minimum of 24 units of required and elective courses. At least one course elective must come from outside the department, with the Department of Geography and Environmental Planning accepting up to 12 units of electives from other departments. Note that some of the electives may have prerequisites associated with them.

Required Courses (12 Units)
GEOG 101PHYSICAL GEOGRAPHY3
GEOG 373CLIMATOLOGY3
GEOG 377METEOROLOGY3
GEOG 413SEVERE AND HAZARDOUS WEATHER3
Electives (12 Units)
Select four of the following:12
APPLED CLIMATOLOGY
PRINCIPLES OF REMOTE SENSING AND DIGITAL IMAGE PROCESSING
GEOGRAPHY/ENVIRONMENTAL PLANNING INTERNSHIP (3 maximum toward minor)
INDEPENDENT STUDY IN GEOGRAPHY (Meteorology topics)
PHYSICAL OCEANOGRAPHY
INTRODUCTION TO ENVIRONMENTAL CHEMISTRY
CALCULUS FOR APPLICATIONS
CALCULUS I
GENERAL PHYSICS I; NON CALCULUS-BASED
GENERAL PHYSICS I CALCULUS-BASED
GENERAL PHYSICS II; NON CALCULUS-BASED
GENERAL PHYSICS II CALCULUS-BASED
Students wishing to pursue a minor with an emphasis in broadcast meteorology could also consider the following courses as part of the 12 units of electives, with approval from the department chair:
ELECTRONIC MEDIA NEWS PRODUCTION
TELEVISION STATION OPERATIONS
BROADCAST PERFORMANCE
TELEVISION NEWS
Total Units24