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ATMO 105 Introductory Meteorology

ATMO 105.  Introductory Meteorology.  5 Credits.   NE N LFE   

A lecture and laboratory course introducing students to the atmosphere, weather and climate phenomena, and their controlling physical processes. Topics covered include: the structure of the atmosphere, energy and energy budgets, climate and climate change, air pollution, clouds and precipitation, pressure and wind systems, severe weather, and weather forecasting.

Bachelor of Science in Atmospheric Science

The Bachelor of Science in Atmospheric Science (B.S.) is designed to meet the recommendations of the American Meteorological Society for a bachelor’s degree in meteorology/atmospheric science.  There are four options, each of which meet these recommendations. 1. General Option This option is for students who want a broad background in atmospheric science.  It is also the most suitable option for those who are aiming at a career in weather forecasting.  It includes a third semester of synoptic meteorology as well as an air pollution course. 2. Air Pollution Option Students prepare for a career emphasizing environmental aspects of meteorology.  This option includes an additional semester of chemistry as well as environmental studies. 3. Hydrometeorology Option Students prepare for a career involving the interface between meteorology and hydrology.  These studies have important applications to flash floods, droughts and water supply.   This option includes additional courses on fluid flow and hydrology from the School of Engineering. 4. News Media Option This option is for students who wish to enter careers whose main function is to provide information to the general public.  It requires additional courses from the School of Journalism.

Minor in Atmospheric Science

The minor in Atmospheric Science augments other fields of study and broadens career opportunities. The minor requires ATMO 105 , ATMO 321 , and ATMO 505 plus three courses from the following: ATMO 521 , ATMO 525 , ATMO 630 , ATMO 640 , ATMO 642 , or ATMO 680 . Students must have a minimum grade point average of 2.0 in courses taken for the minor.

Bachelor of Science in Geography

A much more specialized degree, the Bachelor of Science offers concentrated specializations in one of two aspects of Geography: physical geography or geographic information science (GIS). The BS has fewer general education requirements and require solid backgrounds in mathematics and basic science.

College of Liberal Arts & Sciences

Graduation requirements and regulations for every academic program are provided in this catalog; however, this catalog is for informational purposes only and does not constitute a contract. Degree and program requirements and course descriptions are subject to change.

Bachelor of Science in Geology

...following core courses: Introductory Meteorology. Satisfied by: ATMO 105 Introductory Meteorology 5 Contemporary Astronomy. Satisfied...

Bachelor of Science in Mathematics

...Science ATMO 630 Synoptic Meteorology 3 ATMO 640...Writing (or exemption) ENGL 105 Honors Introduction to...

Bachelor of Science in Civil Engineering

...Environmental Engineering students select from: ATMO 105 Introductory Meteorology ATMO 521 Microclimatology BIOL 100 Principles...

Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering

...elective ( ECON 104 , ECON 105 , ECON 142 , ECON...mathematics, basic science (ASTR, ATMO, BIOL, CHEM, EVRN...