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Academic Program Guide


ACADEMIC MAP (Effective Summer 2024 and after)

*Please Note: Face-to-face/in-person instruction of this program is available ONLY at the main campus in Tallahassee, FL. This program is NOT available via Online/Distance Learning.*

This map is a term-by-term sample course schedule. The milestones listed to the right of each term are designed to keep you on course to graduate in four years. The Sample Schedule serves as a general guideline to help you build a full schedule each term. The General Education and Elective courses must be selected to satisfy all area and multicultural requirements unless your program meets these requirements with major courses. Milestones are courses and special requirements necessary for timely progress to complete a major. Missing milestones will result in one of two types of map registration stops. The first level (Degree Map Off-track) is placed following grade posting if the student has missed a milestone (course and/or GPA) for the first time in the major. If a student is in non-compliance with milestones for two (2) consecutive semesters (excluding summers), a Major Change Required stop is placed on the student's registration.

To complete a major in Meteorology, you need to complete a minimum of 35 hours of departmental coursework with a departmental GPA of 2.00 or higher; the required coursework in Mathematics constitutes your required minor; chemistry, physics, and statistics courses complete the required coursework.

Ideally Meteorology students would be prepared to enter their first semester in MAC2311. If you start in MAC1105 or 1114 and 1140, you should be prepared to take summer courses in the event you fall behind or need to retake a course.

Mapping Coordinator: Shellie Camp

Sample Schedule and Required Milestones by Term

Sample Schedule: Term 1 hrs
ENC1101 Freshman Composition3
MAC1114 Analytic Trigonometry3
MAC1140 Pre-Calculus Algebra 3
Civic Literacy Course3
GE Core Social Science/History3
Required Milestones: Term 1
Complete ENC1101 ( ≥ C minus )
Complete 1st GE Mathematics ( ≥ C minus )
Sample Schedule: Term 2 hrs
ENC2135 Research, Genre, and Context 3
MAC2311 Calculus w/Analytic Geometry I4
CHM1045 General Chemistry I and CHM1045 Lab4
GE Core Humanities/Ethics3
Required Milestones: Term 2
Complete ENC2135 ( ≥ C minus )
Complete 2nd GE Mathematics ( ≥ C minus )
Sample Schedule: Term 3 hrs
MET3231 Intro to Thermodynamics and Dynamics3
MET3101 Physical Climatology3
PHY2048C General Physics A5
MAC2312 Calculus w/Analytic Geometry II4
Required Milestones: Term 3
Complete CHM1045 and CHM1045 Lab ( ≥ C minus in each )
Complete MAC2311 ( ≥ C minus )
Sample Schedule: Term 4 hrs
MET3220C Meteorological Computation 3
Meteorology Track Elective 3
MAC2313 Calculus w/Analytic Geometry III5
PHY2049C General Physics B5
Required Milestones: Term 4
(no milestones)
Sample Schedule: Term 5 hrs
MET4420 Atmospheric Thermodynamics3
GE Humanities/Ethics3
MAP 2302 Ordinary Differential Equations or MAP 3305 Engineering Math I3
Oral Communication Competency3
Foreign Language 14
Required Milestones: Term 5
Complete PHY2048C ( ≥ C minus )
Complete MAC2312 ( ≥ C minus )
Civic Literacy requirement
Begin Foreign Language sequence if not already started.
Sample Schedule: Term 6 hrs
MET4400C Instruments and Observations 3
GE Elective3
Meteorology Track Elective3
STA3032 Applied Statistics for Engineers and Scientists3
Foreign Language 24
Required Milestones: Term 6
Complete MET3231 ( ≥ C )
Complete MAC2313 ( ≥ C minus )
Complete MAP2302 or MAP3305 ( ≥ C minus )
Sample Schedule: Term 7 hrs
MET4301 Atmospheric Dynamics I4
MET4500C Synoptic Lecture/Lab I3
Meteorology Track Elective3
Foreign Language 34
Required Milestones: Term 7
Complete Pre-Graduation Check
Sample Schedule: Term 8 hrs
MET4501C Synoptic Lecture/Lab II4
Meteorology Track Elective3
Meteorology Track Elective3
GE Elective3
Required Milestones: Term 8
Apply with Registrar for Graduation in the 1st two weeks

Employment Information
Representative Job Titles Related to this Major: Synoptic Meteorologist, Weather Forecaster, Dynamical Meteorologist, Air Pollution Meteorologist, Physical Meteorologist, Broadcast Meteorologist, Climatologist, Industrial Meteorologist, Meteorological Technician, Assistant Oceanographers, Science Teacher.

Representative Employers: National Oceanic & Atmospheric Administration, Airlines, The Military, Television/Radio Stations, National Weather Service, Colleges and Universities, Other Federal Agencies, Research Organizations, Industrial & Engineering Firms, U.S. Dept. of Agriculture, Schools.

International Opportunities: International study is available for all students and may include opportunities for internships or taking course work towards various majors and minors. International study may have an impact on the MAP; therefore, it is important to consult with the academic advisor before participating. Interested students can find information about international study, research, internships, and service opportunities at:

This Map is not a contract, either expressed or implied, between the University and the student, but represents a flexible program of the current curriculum which may be altered from time to time to carry out the academic objectives of the University. The University specifically reserves the right to change, delete or add to any Map at any time within the student’s period of study at the University.

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