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majors_minors: Applied Meteorology and Climatology

Title

Applied Meteorology and Climatology

Degree Level

Bachelor of Science

Minor Code

 

Advisor's Name

Lee E. Schweitzer

Advisor's Phone

(765) 494-4789

Advisor's Email

lschweitzer@purdue.edu

Information

This Department of Agronomy option provides an education in meteorology with emphasis in applying weather and climate information to problems facing agriculture and commerce. Students acquire the skills and tools necessary to improve the health, safety, and productivity of today's world. Graduates work on impacts of climate change. The option involves extensive coursework in meteorology, physics, and mathematics, and experience in applying basic concepts to real world situations. Students meet or exceed the requirements for an accredited meteorologist. Employment opportunities are in the private sector and federal, state, and local government agencies.

Credit Hours

131

Description

Freshman Year

First Semester

(0.5) AGR 10100 (Introduction to the College of Agriculture and Purdue University)

(0.5) AGR 11300 (Introduction to Agronomy Academic Programs)

(4) BIOL 11000 (Fundamentals of Biology I)

(3) CHM 11100 (General Chemistry)

(5) MA 16100 (Plane Analytic Geometry and Calculus I)

(3) Elective

Total Credits: 16


Second Semester

(4) BIOL 11100 (Fundamentals of Biology II) or (4) BTNY 11000 (Introduction to Plant Science)

(3) CHM 11200 (General Chemistry)

(1) EAS 13700 (Freshman Seminar in Earth and Atmospheric Sciences)

(4) ENGL 10600 (First-Year Composition)

(5) MA 16200 (Plane Analytic Geometry and Calculus II)

Total Credits: 17

Sophomore Year

Third Semester

(1) AGRY 39800 (Agronomy Seminar)

(3) COM 11400 (Fundamentals of Speech Communication)

(3) CS 15800 (C Programming)

(4) MA 26100 (Multivariate Calculus)

(4) PHYS 17200 (Modern Mechanics)

(3) Core economics selective

Total Credits: 18


Fourth Semester

(3) AGRY 33500 (Weather and Climate)

(3) EAS 12000 (Introduction to Geography)

(4) MA 26200 (Linear Algebra and Differential Equations)

(3) PHYS 24100 (Electricity and Optics)

(3) Social science or humanities selective

Total Credits: 16

Junior Year

Fifth Semester

(3) AGRY 37500 (Crop Production Systems)

(3) AGRY 43100 (Atmospheric Thermodynamics)

(1) AGRY 44100 (Synoptic Laboratory I)

(3) Humanities selective

(3) Social science selective

(3) Social science or humanities selective (30000+ level)

Total Credits: 16


Sixth Semester

(3) AGRY 43200 (Atmospheric Dynamics I)

(1) AGRY 44200 (Synoptic Laboratory II)

(3) STAT 51100 (Statistical Methods)

(3) Humanities selective

(6) Electives

Total Credits: 16

Senior Year

Seventh Semester

(3) AGRY 43300 (Atmospheric Dynamics II)

(1) AGRY 44300 (Synoptic Laboratory III)

(1) AGRY 49800 (Agronomy Senior Seminar)

(3) AGRY 53500 (Boundary-Layer Technology)

(3) AGRY 54500 (Remote Sensing of Land Resources)

(3) EAS 53500 (Atmospheric Observations and Measurements)

(3) Written or oral communication selective

Total Credits: 17


Eighth Semester

(3) AGRY 33700 (Environmental Hydrology)

(3) AGRY 53600 (Environmental Biophysics)

(3) EAS 43400 (Weather Analysis and Forecasting)

(3) EAS 53200 (Atmospheric Physics I)

(3) Elective

Total Credits: 15

Additional Information

 

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