Degree Programs

The Department of Atmospheric Science & Chemistry offers four-year degrees in chemistry and meteorology.

The Bachelor of Science in Chemistry

Prepares students for employment as chemists or post-graduate study in the fields of chemistry, medicine, dentistry, and other health professions. Available options:

The Bachelor of Science in Meteorology

Offers students a solid foundation in theoretical and applied meteorology, as well as opportunities for original research and internships.

The Masters of Science in Applied Meteorology

Provides students who already have a BS degree additional preparation for an active career in meteorology, along with opportunities to participate in grant funded research.



20 credits

Students should take eight credits of lower-level (1000/2000) general chemistry and 12 credits of upper-level (3000/4000) courses consisting of organic/upper-level chemistry courses in order to complete this minor. It is also recommended that students contact the Department Chair.

*All course information is from the 2017-2018 Catalog.


16 or 17 credits

The Meteorology minor contains a mixture of theory, forecasting and numerical analysis. It requires simultaneous enrollment in MT 3300 and MT 4310 during the fall semester of the junior or senior year.



MT 2110
Introduction to Atmospheric Sciences
MT 2230
Introduction to Meteorological Analysis
MT 2800
Climatology (GACO)
MT 3230
Atmospheric Thermodynamics
Complete (MT 4310 and MT 4320) or (MT 3300 and MT 4310):
6 or 7
MT 3300
Synoptic Meteorology I
MT 4310
Dynamic Meteorology I
MT 4320
Dynamic Meteorology II

Corequisites and prerequisites: MA 2550, MA 2560, MA 3540, PH 2410, PH 2420, PH 2430 and PH 2440

*All course information is from the 2017-2018 Catalog.