Recommended Courses in the Freshman Year

First Semester Second Semester
  • ESC 211 Intro to Meteorology
  • MTH 201 Calculus I
  • CHM 205 College Chemistry I (by Advisement)
  • MTH 202 Calculus II
  • ESC 313 Environmental Climatology
  • ESC 314 Climatology Lab


Recommended Courses in the Sophomore Year

First Semester Second Semester
  • ESC 311 Synoptic Meteorology I
  • PHS 235 Physics I
  • MTH 255 Differential Equations
  • ESC 312 Synoptic Meteorology II
  • PHS 240 Physics II


Prerequisite Courses

  • ESC 211 is prerequisite for ESC 311.
  • ESC 311 is a prerequisite for ESC 312.
  • MTH 201 is a corequisite for ESC 311.
  • Calculus-based Physics and Calculus are prerequisites for Junior and Senior year courses.

Co-requisite Courses

  • MTH 201-202 Calculus I & II
  • MTH 255 Differential Equations
  • PHS 235-240 Physics I & II

Recommended Supporting Courses

  • CHM 206 College Chemistry II
  • MTH 203 Calculus III

Recurring Problems

Students should be aware of the need to take mathematics and science courses at the earliest opportunity as background to their meteorology work. Care in planning the schedule is needed as all courses are not offered every semester, and some required upper division courses are offered every other year. Students should contact a meteorology major advisor at their earliest opportunity, to be kept informed of any scheduling changes that could affect their program.

Students are required to take Calculus-based Physics (PHS235/PHS240) in order to fulfill the major requirements which are mandated by the Federal Government. Algebra-based Physics (PHS205/PHS210) is insufficient to meet these requirements and will not satisfy the prerequisites for some of the upper division courses required in this major.