Course List - Undergraduate Certificate in Weather Forecasting


METEO 101 Understanding Weather Forecasting
Fundamental principles of synoptic and physical meteorology, satellite and radar imagery, and data analysis in the setting of mid-latitude weather forecasting.

Offered spring, summer, and fall semesters
3 credits
METEO 241 Fundamentals of Tropical Forecasting
Applying atmospheric principles to the tropics, with an emphasis on the development, structure, prediction, and destructive impact of hurricanes.

Prerequisite: METEO 101

Offered fall and summer semesters*
3 credits
METEO 361 Fundamentals of Mesoscale Weather Forecasting
Applying atmospheric principles to small-scale weather systems, with an emphasis on the conceptual modeling and short-range prediction of severe thunderstorms.

Prerequisite: METEO 101

Offered spring and summer semesters*
3 credits
METEO 410 Advanced Topics in Weather Forecasting
Exploring highly specialized topics and techniques in weather forecasting that span from mesoscale to planetary spatial scales and short-term to long-range time scales.

Prerequisites: METEO 101, METEO 241, and METEO 361

Offered fall and spring semesters
3 credits

*METEO 241 and METEO 361 are offered on an alternating basis every summer semester.

Note: Prerequisites as listed may be waived by the course instructor if you can demonstrate the required level of competency.

Note: Students need to earn at least a "C" grade in all four courses to be eligible for the certificate.