Geography (Meteorology-Climatology) (BS)
Concurrent Program

The meteorology-climatology concentration under the BS in geography is designed to meet the requirements for certification as a meteorologist by the National Weather Service. It covers dynamic as well as synoptic meteorology.

Required courses include:

  • atmospheric physics
  • operational weather forecasting
  • three semesters of calculus
  • two semesters of calculus-based physics

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Career Opportunities

Students successfully completing the program have found employment with the National Weather Service, the military, other government agencies, the airlines, and the energy industry.

This program also provides suitable preparation for graduate study in either meteorology or climatology.

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Concurrent Degree Option

This degree is also offered as concurrent degree with: Journalism and Mass Communication, BA .

 

Course Information 

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The meteorology-climatology concentration under the BS in geography is designed to meet the requirements for certification as a meteorologist by the National Weather Service. It covers dynamic as well as synoptic meteorology.

Required courses include:

  • atmospheric physics
  • operational weather forecasting
  • three semesters of calculus
  • two semesters of calculus-based physics

Degree Offered

Geography (Meteorology-Climatology) (BS)
Liberal Arts & Sciences, College of

Location
Tempe

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Application Requirements

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Career Outlook

Students successfully completing the program have found employment with:

  • airlines
  • energy power companies
  • government agencies
  • military (meteorology and pilot training)
  • National Weather Service

This program also provides suitable preparation for graduate study in either meteorology or climatology.

Example Careers

Students who complete this degree program may be prepared for the following careers. Advanced degrees or certifications may be required for academic or clinical positions. Career examples include but are not limited to:


Career*growth*median salary
Biofuels/Biodiesel Technology and Product Development Managers 5.5%$137,720
Cartographers and Photogrammetrists 19.4%$63,990
Climate Change Analysts 11.1%$69,400
Compliance Managers 8%$105,610
Education Teachers, Postsecondary 10.3%$64,020
Engineering Teachers, Postsecondary 14.6%$98,360
Architectural and Engineering Managers 5.5%$137,720
Environmental Scientists and Specialists, Including Health 11.1%$69,400
Environmental Restoration Planners 11.1%$69,400
Environmental Science Teachers, Postsecondary 9.6%$76,360
Range Managers6.3%$61,480
Forestry and Conservation Science Teachers, Postsecondary7.8%$87,420
Geographers6.7%$76,860
Geography Teachers, Postsecondary8.4%$78,040
Atmospheric, Earth, Marine, and Space Sciences Teachers, Postsecondary 9.5%$87,380
Natural Sciences Managers 9.9%$118,970
Secondary School Teachers, Except Special and Career/Technical Education7.5%$59,170
Water Resource Specialists 9.9%$118,970
Hydrologists 9.9%$79,990
Industrial Ecologists 11.1%$69,400
Atmospheric and Space Scientists 12%$92,070
Middle School Teachers, Except Special and Career/Technical Education7.5%$57,720
Military Officer Special and Tactical Operations Leaders, All Other
Regulatory Affairs Managers 8%$105,610
Soil and Water Conservationists 6.3%$61,480
Solar Energy Systems Engineers 6.4%$97,250
Supply Chain Managers 8%$105,610
Transportation Managers 6.7%$92,460
Validation Engineers 6.4%$97,250
Storage and Distribution Managers 6.7%$92,460
Wind Energy Engineers 6.4%$97,250
Wind Energy Project Managers 8%$105,610

* Data obtained from the Occupational Information Network (O*NET) under sponsorship of the U.S. Department of Labor/Employment and Training Administration (USDOL/ETA).

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