According to the American Meteorological Society, a curriculum leading to a bachelor of science degree (or a bachelor of arts degree) in atmospheric science should contain the following:
As in any science curriculum, students should have the opportunity and be encouraged to supplement minimum requirements with additional course work in the major or any supporting areas, including not only courses in the basic sciences, mathematics, and engineering but also courses designed to broaden the student's perspective on the environmental sciences (e.g., hydrology, oceanography, and solid earth sciences) and science administration and policy making. Also, students should be strongly urged to give considerable attention to course work or other activity designed to develop effective communications skills, both written and oral.
According to federal civil service requirements, a degree in meteorology, atmospheric science, or other natural science should include the following:
Federal civil service employees work for federal governmental agencies like the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration which is the parent agency of the National Weather Service.
* Prerequisite or corequisite of calculus for course work in atmospheric dynamics and thermodynamics, physics, and differential equations. Calculus courses must be appropriate for a physical science major. Reference: Information from this page was obtained from the home page of the American Meteorological Society.
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University of Utah (Site, Degree)
University of Washington (Site, Degree)
University of Wisconsin - Madison (Site, Degree)
An overview of degree requirements for a Bachelor of Science in atmospheric sciences or meteorology is provided here (courtesy of the American Meteorological Society).
Requirements of specific degree-granting institutions are listed to provide a sample of the similarities and differences in the Bachelor of Science in atmospheric sciences or meteorology.
This list is not intended to be complete and the inclusion (or exclusion) of a given institution should not be considered as an endorsement by the Oklahoma Climatological Survey.