Meteorology Minor

The Meteorology minor aims to broaden students’ perspectives on physical and dynamical processes governing various weather and climate phenomena.   In addition, some of the courses provide in depth discussion of weather/climate hazards and global/regional climate change, which will benefit the students if they are planning careers in environmental consulting, public policy, economic planning and risk management.

Required Courses:

  • EAS 2551   Introduction to Meteorological Analysis (1-0-1) Spring 
  • EAS 2750   Physics of the Weather (3-0-3) Fall
  • EAS 4655   Atmospheric Dynamics (3-0-3) Fall

Choose 8 credit hours (6 MUST be 3000 level or above):

  • EAS 3603   Earth System Thermodynamics (3-0-3) Fall
  • EAS 4410   Climate and Global Change (3-0-3) Fall
  • EAS 4450   Synoptic Meteorology (3-0-3) Spring
  • EAS 4460   Radar and Satellite Meteorology (3-0-3) Fall
  • EAS 4470   Large-Scale Atmospheric Circulation (3-0-3) Spring
  • EAS 4480   Environmental Data Analysis (3-0-3) Spring
  • EAS 4610   Earth System Modeling (3-0-3) Fall
  • EAS 4656   Atmospheric Dynamics Practicum (0-3-1) Fall
  • EAS 4670   Atmospheric Dynamics II (3-0-3) Fall
  • EAS 4699 Undergraduate Research(max 3 credit  hours toward minor) (3-0-3)
  • *EAS 4803 Special Topics – If approved in advance by the Undergraduate Coordinator