Meteorology Major

Description: A general program that focuses on the scientific study of the composition and behavior of the atmospheric envelopes surrounding the earth, the effect of earth's atmosphere on terrestrial weather, and related problems of environment and climate. Includes instruction in atmospheric chemistry and physics, atmospheric dynamics, climatology and climate change, weather simulation, weather forecasting, climate modeling and mathematical theory; and studies of specific phenomena such as clouds, weather systems, storms, and precipitation patterns. Is Meteorology the right major for you?
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Meteorology Major

What Courses Do Meteorology Majors Take?

The required and elective courses you would take for Meteorology majors vary considerably among institutions. Courses are listed here that are illustrative of the breadth of topics you are likely to experience were you to major in this field.

  • Atmospheric Science
  • Chemistry
  • Climatology
  • Mathematics
  • Meteorology
  • Physics
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