Undergraduate Meteorology

It is easy to be fascinated by the amazing power of storms and the possibility of major changes in the global climate. EAS is perfect for those students captivated by weather and climate. Furthermore, the EAS major meets the requirements of the American Meteorological Society and the National Weather Service (NWS/NOAA). EAS undergraduates participate in climate research with Tech faculty and internships at The Weather Channel, CNN, CBS, ABC, FOX, Delta Air Lines, and the National Weather Service.

Suggested schedule for Meteorology for catalog year 2016-2017

The Core and Technical electives in this suggested schedule with (*) are required to satisfy the requirements for the AMS Meteorology degree and NWS/NOAA employment.   (#) are required, but you have a choice of more than just that specific course. 

First Year

Second Year

Fall Semester:
GT 1000: EAS - Intro to Tech (1)
EAS 1600: Intro. To Env. Science (4)
MATH 1552: Integral Calculus1 (4)
CHEM 1211K: Chemical Principles I (4)
ENGL 1101: English Composition 1 (3)
Total Semester Hours = 16

Fall Semester:
#EAS 2750: Physics of the Weather (3)
MATH 2551: Multivariable Calculus (4)
CS 1371: Computing for Engineers (3)
Social Science Elective (3)
Humanities Elective (3)
Total Semester Hours = 16

Spring Semester:
EAS 2600: Earth Processes (4)
MATH 1553: Linear Algebra (2)
CHEM 1212K: Chemical Principles II (4)
ENGL 1102: English Composition 2 (3)
Free Electives (3)
Total Semester Hours = 16

Spring Semester:
EAS 2655: Quantitative Methods (3)
*EAS 2551: Intro. to Met. Analysis (1)
MATH 2552: Differential Equations (4)
PHYS 2211: Physics I (4)
HIST 2111 or equivalent (3)
Total Semester Hours = 15

Third Year

Fourth Year

Fall Semester:
EAS 3603: Thermo of Earth Systems (3)
*EAS 4655: Atmospheric Dynamics (3)
*EAS 4656: Atmos Dynamics Lab (1)
PHYS 2212: Physics II (4)
Free Elective (3)
APPH 1040 or 1050  (2)
Total Semester Hours = 16

Fall Semester:
EAS 4610: Earth System Modeling (3)
*EAS 4460: Radar and Satellite Met (3)
#EAS 4410: Climate and Global Change (3)
Social Science Elective (3)
Free Elective (3)
Total Semester Hours = 15

Spring Semester:
*EAS 4740: Atmospheric Chemistry (3)
*EAS 4450: Synoptic Met. (3)
*[EAS 4470: Large-Scale Atmos Circulation (3)
OR EAS 4670 Atmos Dynamics II (3)
]
Social Science Elective (3)
Free Electives(3)
Total Semester Hours = 15

Spring Semester:
EAS 4420: Environmental Field Methods (4)
[EAS 4651: NWS Practical Internship (3)
OR EAS 4699 Undergraduate Research
(3)]
Humanities Elective (3)
Free Electives (3)
Total Semester Hours = 13

Total Hours = 122

1. Assumes AP credit for MATH 1551 Differential Calculus (2)