B.S. in Earth Science: Meteorology Concentration

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Program Description

The Meteorology concentration of the Bachelor of Science in Earth Science builds weather analysis and forecasting skills. Concentration courses comply with recommendations from the American Meteorological Society (AMS) and the National Weather Association. 

Delivery Mode

Traditional (on campus)

Curriculum

The following eight-semester schedule of courses provides a recommended framework for completing this program of study in four years.

Course Credits
Freshman Year  
First Semester 14
EAS 104  Introduction to Meteorology 4
ENG 101  English Composition I 3
CSC 120  Problem-Solving and Programming 3
MAT 281  Calculus I 3
UNI 100  First-Year Seminar 1
   
Second Semester 16
CSC 124  Computer Programming I 3
EAS 105  Extreme Weather 3
MAT 282  Calculus II 3
PHY 101  College Physics I 4
General Education or Free Elective Course 3
   
Sophomore Year  
Third Semester 16
EAS 245  Weather Analysis and Forecasting I 3
EAS 365  Radar and Satellite Meteorology 3
ENG 217  Science and Technical Writing 3
MAT 381  Calculus III 3
PHY 202  College Physics II 4
   
Fourth Semester 16
CHE 101  Chemistry 4
COM 101  Oral Communication 3
MAT 215  Statistics 3
MAT 382  Calculus IV   3
General Education or Free Elective Course 3
   
Junior Year  
Fifth Semester 15
EAS 142  Introduction to Climate Science  3
EAS 323  Atmospheric Instrumentation and Measurement 3
EAS 431  Digital Media Meteorology 3
EAS 452  Atmospheric Thermodynamics and Radiation 3
General Education or Free Elective Course 3
   
Sixth Semester 15
EAS 453  Cloud Physics 3
EAS 469  Climate Change 3
MAT 406  Differential Equations 3
General Education or Free Elective Courses 6
   
Senior Year  
Seventh Semester 15
EAS 342  Dynamic Meteorology I 3
General Education or Free Elective Courses 12
   
Eighth Semester 16
EAS 369  Climate Dynamics and Modeling 3
EAS 442  Dynamic Meteorology II 3
EAS 445  Weather Analysis and Forecasting II 3
EAS 449  Mesoscale Meteorology 4
EAS 465  Seminar in Atmos. Sciences 3
Total 120

Program Webpage

https://www.calu.edu/academics/undergraduate/bachelors/meteorology/index.aspx