Geography (Meteorology-Climatology) (BS)
Accelerated Program 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 

For more information on the program's courses, admission requirements and transfer agreements, see the degree's  academic program web page.

The meteorology-climatology concentration under the BS program 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.

Students gain a focused understanding of weather, climate and the various related methods of measurement and instrumentation. Required courses include atmospheric physics, operational weather forecasting, three semesters of calculus and two semesters of calculus-based physics.

Degree Offered

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

Location
Tempe

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Application Requirements

All students are required to meet general university admission 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
Climate Change Policy Analysts 7.8%$73,230
Conservation Scientists 5.1%$64,020
Environmental Scientists and Specialists, Including Health 7.8%$73,230
Environmental Restoration Planners 7.8%$73,230
Geographers-1.2%$85,430
Water Resource Specialists 4.8%$137,940
Hydrologists 5.3%$84,040
Atmospheric and Space Scientists 6.4%$99,740
Solar Energy Systems Engineers 1.3%$103,380
Wind Energy Engineers 1.3%$103,380

* 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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