The Bachelor of Science in Meteorology gives students with a passion for weather the opportunity to explore and research a variety of atmospheric challenges ranging in scale from tornadoes to climate change in our fully equipped Weather Center. Unique to our program is the ability to pair meteorology with a broad variety of operational focus areas through minors such as communications and broadcast media, aeronautical studies, emergency management, computational mathematics, geographic information systems, and unmanned aircraft systems science, just to name a few. Graduates will be competitive for a variety of professional careers working as: National Weather Service meteorologists, TV broadcasters, airline meteorologists, private industry meteorologists, university researchers, emergency managers, and military weather officers. Students completing this degree will meet all American Meteorological Society guidelines for a degree in Meteorology as well as all U.S. Office of Personnel Management Qualification Standards for a Meteorologist.
The typical first year Applied Meteorology student will study General Education and Physical Science courses like English composition, Calculus, and Physics, along with Survey of Meteorology.
The Bachelor of Science degree in Meteorology requires the successful completion of a minimum of 120 credit hours and can typically be attained in eight semesters. All students must complete the general education courses, meteorology core courses, and program support courses in order to graduate with a Bachelor of Science in Meteorology.
The Applied Aviation Sciences Department offers a Bachelor of Science degree in Meteorology. This program offers students with a passion for weather the opportunity to study, observe, and research atmospheric phenomena ranging from tornadoes to climate change in our computer-equipped classrooms and state-of-the-art Weather Center, which receives over 500 gigabytes of world-wide weather information each day. Students will master the essentials of meteorology by incorporating foundational calculus, physics, and computer science concepts into real-world atmospheric applications. The goal of the Meteorology program is to offer coursework, laboratory, and research experiences that prepare students for immediate productivity and career growth. Graduates will be competitive for a variety of professional careers working as: National Weather Service meteorologists, TV broadcasters, airline meteorologists, private industry meteorologists, university researchers, emergency mangers, and military weather officers. Students completing this degree will meet all American Meteorological Society guidelines for a degree in meteorology as well as all U.S. Office of Personnel Management Qualification Standards for a Meteorologist.
For a full description of Embry-Riddle General Guidelines please see the General Education section of the catalog.
|COM 122||English Composition||3|
|COM 221||Technical Report Writing||3|
|EGR 115||Introduction to Computing for Engineers||3|
|MA 241||Calculus and Analytical Geometry I||4|
|MA 242||Calculus and Analytical Geometry II||4|
|PS 150||Physics for Engineers I||3|
|PS 160||Physics for Engineers II||3|
|Lower-Level Humanities (HU 14X)||3|
|Lower or Upper-Level Humanities or Social Sciences||3|
|Upper-Level Humanities or Social Sciences||3|
|Lower-Level Social Sciences||3|
Program support courses are intended to provide foundational concepts to enhance college success or to prepare students for advanced meteorology courses.
|AS 120||Principles of Aeronautical Science||3|
|MA 243||Calculus and Analytical Geometry III||4|
|MA 345||Differential Equations and Matrix Methods||4|
& PS 141
|Principles of Chemistry|
and Chemistry for Engineers Laboratory
& PS 253
|Physics for Engineers III|
and Physics Laboratory for Engineers
|UNIV 101||College Success||1|
|WX 101||Meteorology Careers||1|
|WX 201||Survey of Meteorology||3|
|WX 215||Introduction to Geoscience||3|
|WX 261||Applied Climatology||3|
|WX 270||Weather Information Systems||3|
|WX 301||Aviation Weather||3|
|WX 361||Global Climate Change||3|
|or WX 381||Climate Dynamics|
|WX 365||Satellite and Radar Weather Interpretation||3|
|WX 367||Thermodynamic Meteorology||3|
|WX 368||Physical Meteorology||3|
|WX 374||Dynamic Meteorology I||3|
|WX 375||Dynamic Meteorology II||3|
|WX 378||Synoptic Analysis||3|
|WX 422||Statistical Applications for Meteorological Data Analysis||3|
|WX 462||Numerical Weather Prediction||3|
|WX 466||Advanced Synoptic Analysis and Forecasting||3|
|WX 478||Mesoscale Meteorology||3|
|WX 482||Research Methods in Meteorology||3|
Open Electives allow the student, with the guidance of an academic advisor, to select from a wide range of possible courses, which would help prepare for his or her individual career path. Suggested electives include additional WX, AS, BA, CS, COM, MA, and PS courses. Students will select at least 10 credits of open electives. Students seeking graduate school in meteorology or atmospheric science should consider a minor in Mathematics (applied or computational) or Computer Science.
B.S. in Communication
The Bachelor of Science in Communication gives students an opportunity to integrate knowledge of science and technology with practice in communication.
B.S. in Computational Mathematics
The Bachelor of Science in Computational Mathematics is an applied mathematics program intended to prepare graduates to work in aerospace and related industries or to prepare for graduate studies in advanced mathematics, physical sciences, engineering or computer science.