Undergraduate

Meteorology Program

The Rosenstiel School offers a Meteorology Major leading to a Bachelor of Science in Atmospheric Science. The program follows standards established by the American Meterological Society, emphasizing a math and physics background. Classes are small with strong faculty involvement. Students are able to earn course credit and senior theses by conducting research with the faculty. A double major or minor with Broadcast Journalism is available as are double-major programs with Marine Science, Mathematics (CAS), Physics, and a 5-year program leading to a Master's in Professional Science.

2013-2014 Advising Guide

eight of the eleven fall 2013 incoming class members

Meteorology major

RSMM program code; contains a math minor

Marine and Atmospheric Science (32 credits):
ATM103, MSC111, ATM118, ATM243, ATM303, ATM305, ATM405, ATM406, ATM407, ATM409, ATM220 or ATM307.

Mathematics (20 credits)*:
MTH161, MTH162, MTH210, MTH224, MTH310, and MTH311 or MTH321.
*Broadcast meteorology majors are not required to take both MTH224 and [MTH311 or MTH320]

Physics (10 credits):   PHY205, PHY206, PHY207, PHY208.

Chemistry (3 or 4 credits):   ATM 265 or CHM111 and CHM113.

Computer Science (4 credits): CSC120

Electives

One free elective in Marine or Atmospheric Science, Mathematics or science (3 credits) and 6 credits of upper-level science courses (300-level and higher or 200-level with prerequisites). We suggest ATM220, MSC301, ATM306, ATM307 and ATM321. 500-level courses are open to undergraduates but only offered at the RSMAS campus. Both ATM220 and ATM307 may be taken for full credit. The elective courses may be chosen to satisfy degree requirements for a second major or a second minor. For Broadcasting Journalism double majors, the electives may be taken from the School of Communications.

Meteorology and Marine Science

In essence, the meteorology requirements are modified to allow MSC204 to replace MTH224, and, CHM111/112/113/114 are required. Two courses, MSC111 and ATM220, apply to both majors.

Atmospheric Science (29 credits):
ATM103, ATM118, ATM243, ATM303, ATM305, ATM405, ATM406, ATM407, ATM409, ATM220 or ATM307.

Marine Science (23 cr): MSC 111, 215, 216, 230, 232, 301, and 9 credits of MSC electives, of which at least 6 must be at the 300-level or higher.
Biology (5 cr): BIO 150 and 151 or 160 and 161
Chemistry (8 cr):CHM 111, 112, 113 and 114
Computer Science 120
Geological Sciences (4 or 5 cr): GSC 111 or 110 and 114
Mathematics (17 cr): MTH 161, 162, 210, 310, and either 311 or 321
Physics (10 cr): PHY 205, 206, 207 and 208
Statistics (3 cr): MSC 204 or MTH 224

Meteorology and Mathematics

Atmospheric Science (29 credits):
ATM103, ATM118, ATM243, ATM303, ATM305, ATM405, ATM406, ATM407, ATM409, ATM220 or ATM307.

Mathematics (23 credits):
MTH161 and MTH162 or MTH171 and MTH172, MTH210, MTH224, MTH230, MTH310, MTH311, and MTH433 (or MTH533).
In addition students choose one of the two following tracks:
Applied Analysis (RSMM MTH2): MTH512, MTH513 and MTH514 or MTH515 and MTH516, and MTH542.
Probability and Statistics (RSMM MTH4): MTH513, MTH524, MTH525 and MTH542.

Physics (10 credits):   PHY205, PHY206, PHY207, PHY208.
Chemistry (3 or 4 credits):   ATM 265 or CHM111 and CHM113.
Computer Science (4 credits): CSC120

Minor in Meteorology

The 15-credit minor in Meteorology must include ATM103. The remainder may be selected from among ATM 118, ATM 220, ATM 243, ATM 265, ATM 303, ATM 306.

Minor in Broadcast Journalism

The 18-credit minor consists of CEM102, CNJ108, CNJ216, CEM245, CEM317 and ATM 306 or other 300-level or higher class chosen with approval of Broadcast Journalism Program Director Dr. Terry Bloom.

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