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New Brunswick Undergraduate Catalog 2022-2024 School of Environmental and Biological Sciences Programs of Study Meteorology 670 Graduation Requirements for the Major  

Graduation Requirements for the Major


Parts of the SEBS core are satisfied by the major requirements.

Contemporary Challenges (6 credits) Two courses, one in each of the Contemporary Challenges areas: Diversities and Social Inequalities [CC-D] and Our Common Future [CC-O]

Experiential Learning (3 credits) Students must participate in a certified experience that meets this goal [EL]

Natural Sciences (6 credits) Students must take two courses, one each in two of the following areas: physical, biological, or environmental sciences [NS]

Historical Analysis
(3 credits) Students must take one course [HST]

Social Analysis
(6 credits) SEBS students must complete two courses, one in either social/cultural analysis or economic analysis, and one in governmental and regulatory analysis [SCL]

Arts and Humanities (3 credits) Students must complete one course [AH]

Writing and Communication (6 credits)
    [WC101]  01:355:101  Expository Writing I (3), and
    [WCD]     01:355:302  Scientific and Technical Writing (3) or
                    01:355:201  Research in the Disciplines (3) or
                    01:355:301  College Writing and Research (3)

Quantitative and Formal Reasoning (6 credits) Students must take two courses [QQ; QR]

Graduation Requirements for the Meteorology Major (72 or 73 credits)

For an up-to-date description of meteorology major requirements, courses, and course sequences please refer to the program webpage at
Quantitative Skills(22 credits)
01:640:151-152  Calculus for Mathematical and Physical Sciences (4,4)*
01:640:244  Differential Equations for Engineering and Physics (4)
01:640:251  Multivariable Calculus (4)
11:670:212  Computational Methods for Meteorology (3)
11:375:303  Numerical Methods in Environmental Science (3) or
      01:960:401  Basic Statistics for Research (3) or
      01:960:379  Basic Probability and Statistics (3)

*Calculus courses satisfy SEBS Quantitative [QQ] and Formal Reasoning [QR] requirements.

Physical Sciences (13 credits)
01:160:161  General Chemistry (4)
01:160:171  Introduction to Experimentation (1)
01:750:203-204  General Physics (3,3)
01:750:205-206  General Physics Laboratory (1,1)

Meteorology (37 or 38 credits)

11:670:101  Introduction to Meteorology (3)**
11:670:102  Introduction to Climate Science (3)***
11:670:211  Meteorological Analysis (3)
11:670:323  Thermodynamics of the Atmosphere (3)
11:670:324  Dynamics of the Atmosphere (3)
11:670:431  Physical Meteorology (3)
11:670:433  Weather Analysis and Forecasting I: Synoptic Meteorology (4)****
11:670:434  Weather Analysis and Forecasting II: Mesoscale Meteorology (3)
11:670:451  Remote Sensing of the Ocean and Atmosphere (3)
11:670:461  Climate Dynamics (3)

**Satisfies SEBS Natural Sciences [NS] (Physical) requirement
***Satisfies SEBS Natural Sciences [NS] (Environmental) requirement
****Satisfies SEBS Experiential Learning [EL] requirement

Also choose one of the following options:

Operational Meteorology Option  
11:670:414  Hydrologic Processes (3)
11:670:444  Tropical Meteorology (3)

Environmental Meteorology Option
11:375:101  Introduction to Environmental Science (3)
11:670:453  Air Quality Modeling (3)

Climate Option
11:670:414  Hydrologic Processes (3)
11:628:451  Physical Oceanography (4)

ELECTIVES (23-24 credits or more)
In addition to courses meeting the above requirements, students must take enough other courses offered by the university to bring their total number of credits to the minimum of 128 required for graduation. Although not required, many meteorology students use these electives to complete a minor. A minor in mathematics, requiring only four more mathematics courses, is the most popular. Students also consider other fields, including oceanography, physics, environmental sciences, and environmental and business economics. Students are strongly encouraged to do internships, which provide valuable career-related experience and contacts, and to pursue research with faculty members. Both can be taken for academic credit.

A student must achieve a grade of C or better in the following courses:

Physics 1 (01:750:203 and 205)    
Physics 2 (01:750:204 and 206)
Calculus 1 (01:640:151)
Calculus 2 (01:640:152)
Multivariate Calculus (01:640:251)
Introduction to Meteorology (11:670:101)    
Introduction to Climate Science (11:670:102)

Students preparing for graduate study in meteorology or atmospheric science are encouraged to consider additional courses in meteorology, oceanography, computer science, and mathematics such as:

11:670:414  Hydrologic Processes (3)
11:670:444  Tropical Meteorology (3)
11:670:453  Air Quality Modeling (3)
11:628:451  Physical Oceanography (4)
01:198:323  Numerical Analysis and Computing (4)
01:640:250  Introduction to Linear Algebra (3)
01:640:423  Elementary Partial Differential Equations (3)
01:640:477  Mathematical Theory of Probability (3)

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