Bachelor of Science
PSU’s Bachelor of Science in Meteorology is unique in the state of New Hampshire. Our meteorology program not only meets but exceeds all recommended American Meteorological Society guidelines for undergraduate degree programs.
We offer a single, traditional track, well grounded in science and mathematics, along with elective courses. With usually only 15 to 35 students in both major courses and other required science and mathematics courses, students benefit from working closely with a very dedicated and professional faculty.
PSU meteorology students have both a demanding curriculum and a wide variety of opportunities to broaden their experiences. Our students have been very successful in competing for national scholarship and research programs for undergraduates. Many also complete internships.
The BS in Meteorology at PSU prepares you to continue professionally or academically in nearly any field of meteorology or atmospheric sciences. Over 80 percent of our meteorology alumni from the last 10 years are currently employed as professional meteorologists or in graduate school.
Degree Requirements (120 Credits)
|MT 2110||Introduction to Atmospheric Sciences||3|
|MT 2230||Introduction to Meteorological Analysis||1|
|MT 2800||Climatology (GACO)||3|
|MT 3230||Atmospheric Thermodynamics||3|
|MT 3300||Synoptic Meteorology I||4|
|MT 3710||Meteorological Instruments and Observations (WRCO)||4|
|MT 4280||Synoptic Meteorology II (TECO)||4|
|MT 4310||Dynamic Meteorology I||3|
|MT 4320||Dynamic Meteorology II||3|
|MT 4410||Atmospheric Physics||3|
|MT 4480||Mesoscale Meteorology||3|
|Oral Communication – complete one of the following:||1|
|Capstone Experiences – minimum of five credits||5|
|Students will design their capstone experiences with their academic advisors. Capstone experiences should contain a mix of coursework (4000 level) and experiential learning (internship, research, or practicum)||.|
|CH 2335||General Chemistry I (QRCO)||4|
|CH 2340||General Chemistry II||4|
|CS 2400||Scientific Programming||3|
|MA 2550||Calculus I (QRCO)||4|
|MA 2560||Calculus II (QRCO)||4|
|MA 3500||Probability and Statistics for Scientists||3|
|MA 3510||Differential Equations||3|
|MA 3540||Calculus III||4|
|PH 2410||University Physics I||3|
|PH 2420||University Physics II||3|
|PH 2430||University Physics Laboratory I||1|
|PH 2440||University Physics Laboratory II||1|
|IS 1111||The First Year Seminar: Critical Thinking and the Nature of Inquiry||3|
|CTDI||Creative Thought Directions||6|
|PPDI||Past and Present Directions||6|
|SSDI||Self and Society Directions||6|
*All course information is from the 2016-2017 Catalog.