The Meteorology minor introduces the student to the study of the atmosphere, including climate and climate variability, weather forecasting, cloud and precipitation physics, tropical dynamics, severe weather and hurricanes.

Curriculum Requirements

Required Courses
ATM 103Survey of Modern Meteorology *3
Select 12 credit hours of the following:12
Weather Forecasting
Tropical Weather and Forecasting
Atmospheric Chemistry
Meteorological Instrumentation and Observation
Atmospheric Thermodynamics
Advanced Principles in Broadcasting Meteorology
Introduction to the Physics of Climate
Atmospheric Dynamics I
Atmospheric Dynamics II
Weather Analysis
Cloud Physics, Radiation, and Remote Sensing
Climate and Global Change
Approved 500-level classes offered by the Rosenstiel School
Total Credit Hours15

Students with an Oceanography major should replace ATM 103 with one additional elective, for a total of 15 credits.


All electives must be above and beyond those used for the major. Only those courses passed with a grade of “C-” or higher may be applied to the minor. The Meteorology minor fulfills the requirements of the STEM cognate.