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Meteorology Curriculum at WKU


*Effective for Meteorology students beginning the program in Fall 2020

Recommended 4-Year Degree Plan
Required Courses (41 hours)
    • METR 121 Meteorology (3 hours)
    • METR 122 Aviation Meteorology (3 hours)
    • CS 170 Problem Solving & Programming (3 hours)
    • GEOG 300 Writing in the Geosciences (3 hours)
    • GISC 316 Fundamentals of GIS (4 hours)
    • METR 324 Weather Analysis and Forecasting (3 hours)
    • GEOG 391 Geoscience Data Analysis (4 hours)
    • METR 431 Dynamic Meteorology I (3 hours)
    • METR 432 Synoptic Meteorology (3 hours)
    • METR 433 Dynamic Meteorology II (3 hours)
    • METR 437 Mesoscale Meteorology (3 hours)
    • METR 438 Physical Meteorology (3 hours)
  • Meteorology Technique Course (Choose one)
    • METR 325 Meteorological Instrumentation and Measurement (3 hours)
    • METR 335 Satellite/Radar Meteorology (3 hours)
Elective Courses (9 hours)
    • Select from any METR 2xx - 4xx courses with your advisor, to meet the 48 unduplicated hours requirement.
    • Examples include METR 322, 325, 335, 424, 425, 430, 439, 460, 475, etc.
    • To meet the GS-1340 standards for employment with the National Weather Service as a Meteorologist you will need to choose the following course among your electives: 
      • GEOG 475 Physical Hydrology 
    • To meet the AMS Certified Broadcast Meteorologist (CBM) Program requirements you will need to meet the GS-1340 standards above and choose the following courses: CHEM 120/121 and GEOG 455.
Additional Program Requirements (not included in the 50-hour program) (25 hours) 
    • MATH 136 Calculus I (4 hours)
    • MATH 137 Calculus II (4 hours)
    • MATH 237 Multivariable Calculus (4 hours)
    • MATH 331 Differential Equations (3 hours)
    • PHYS 255 University Physics I (4 hour)
    • PHYS 256 University Physics I Laboratory (1 hour)
    • PHYS 265 University Physics II (4 hours)
    • PHYS 266 University Physics II Laboratory (1 hour)

Suggested Supporting Colonnade Classes:

    • GEOG 110 World Regional Geography (Explorations: Social and Behavioral)
    • GISC 216 Geotech in a Global Community (Connections: Local to Global)
    • GEOG 226 Our Dangerous Planet (Connections: Systems)
Required Courses (15 hours)
    • EMDS 400 Emergency Management Policy and Practices (3 hours)
    • EMDS 401 Natural and Technological Disaster Risks (3 hours)
    • EMDS 402 Resiliency in Response to Terrorism and Violence (3 hours)
    • EMDS 403 Advanced Disaster Planning, Management, and Preparedness (3 hours)
    • EMDS 404 Trends in Disaster Preparedness and Management (3 hours)

 

  • For more information contact Program Coordinator Joshua D. Durkee, joshua.durkee@wku.edu, (270) 745-8777
Required Courses (20 hours)
    • GEOG 110 World Regional Geography (3 hours)
    • METR 121 Meteorology (3 hours)
    • GISC 316 Fundamentals of GIS (4 hours)
    • GISC 317 Geographic Information Systems (4 hours)
    • GISC 417 GIS Analysis & Modeling (3 hours)
    • GISC 419 GIS Programming (3 hours)

 

  • For more information contact Program Coordinator Amy T. Nemon, amy.nemon@wku.edu, (270) 745-3082
 

 

 


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