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VU Department of Geography and Meteorology
 
B.S. in Meteorology (124 credits)
Sample Four-Year Curriculum
         
 
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Freshman Year

Fall Semester Spring Semester
MET 103 (Intro to Meteorology) 4 MATH 132 or 152 (Calculus II) 4
MATH 131 or 151 (Calculus I) 4 PE 100 1
CORE 110 (Freshman Core) 5 CORE 111 (Freshman Core) 5
General Education Course 3 MET 215 (Climatology) 3
Credits: 16 Credits: 13


Sophomore Year

Fall Semester Spring Semester
MET 216 (Meteor. Obs/Analysis) 3 MET Elective 3-4
MATH 253 (Calculus III) 4 PHYS 142 (Principles of Physics II) 3
PHYS 141 (Principles of Physics I) 3 PHYS 142L (Physics Lab II) 1
PHYS 141L (Physics Lab I) 1 General Education Course 3
THEO 200 3 MATH 234 (Diff. Equations) 4
Electives 0-3    
Credits: 14-17 Credits: 14-15


Junior Year

Fall Semester Spring Semester
MET 369 (Thermodynamics) 3 MET 373 (Dynamics II) 4
MET 372 (Dynamics I) 4 MET 290/490 (Topics) 3
THEO 2xx or higher 3 General Education Course 3
Electives 3-6 Electives 3-6
Credits: 13-16 Credits: 13-16


Senior Year

Fall Semester Spring Semester
MET 480 (Synoptics) 4 MET 481 (Mesoscale) 4
Electives 9-12 Electives 9-12
Credits: 13-16 Credits: 13-16
 

Note: Students are strongly encouraged to take additional math, physics and chemistry (see below).

Meteorology and Selected Related Electives:

MET 240 (Introduction to Climate Change)
MET 279 (Severe Storms Prediction and Nowcasting)
MET 319 (Tropical Meteorology)
MET 330 (Meteorological Computer Applications)
MET 385 (Field Study: Severe Convective Storms)
MET 430 (Numerical Weather Prediction)
MET 435 (Radar Meteorology)
MET 440 (Global Climate Change)
MET 486 (Internship in Meteorology)
MET 495 (Independent Study in Meteorology)
CEE 332 (Hydrology)
CHEM 121 (General Chemistry I)
CS 157 (Algorithms and Programming)
COMM 140 (Public Speaking)
ENG 300 (Introduction to Professional Writing)
GEO 215 (Introduction to GIS)
GEO 230 (Remote Sensing)
MATH 240 (Statistical Analysis)
PHYS 245 (Experimental Physics III)
PHYS 310 (Data Reduction and Error Analysis)


 
 
  If you have any questions about this curriculum, or would like further information, please contact Prof. Bart Wolf.

 


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