Course List - Undergraduate Certificate in Weather Forecasting

 

REQUIRED COURSES (12 credits)
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.