OHIO University Undergraduate Catalog 201516 [Archived Catalog]
Mathematics—Meteorology Major (B.S.)


Return to: Curricula – Certificates, Major Programs, Minors Major code BS3110
College of Arts and Sciences
Department of Mathematics
Morton Hall 321
Athens, OH 45701
Phone: 740.593.1254
Fax: 740.593.9805
mathematics@ohio.edu
http://www.math.ohiou.edu
Robert Klein, contact person
Program Overview
This interdisciplinary program in the Departments of Geography, Mathematics, and Physics is designed to prepare students for careers in the fields of meteorology, climatology, and atmospheric physics. The program can be taken with an emphasis in geography, mathematics, or physics.
Other majors in the mathematical sciences offered by the Mathematics Department are the B.S. in mathematics, applied mathematics, actuarial science, and mathematical statistics. The department also offers a B.A. in mathematics as a flexible and attractive option for students considering a doublemajor.
Admissions Information
Freshman/FirstYear
No requirements beyond University admission requirements. However, it is strongly recommended that students satisfy at least one of the following before entering any of the undergraduate programs:
 Have a least a 30 ACT Math score or a SAT Math score of 680 or above
 Have scored at least a 3 on the AP Calculus AB exam
 Have scored at least a 4 on the AP Statistics exam
Change of Program Policy
No selective or limited admission requirements. However, it is strongly recommended that students satisfy at least one of the following before transferring into the program:
 Have a least a 30 ACT Math score or a SAT Math score of 680 or above
 Have scored at least a 3 on the AP Calculus AB exam
 Have scored at least a 4 on the AP Statistics exam
 Attained Level 3 on the Math Placement Exam
 Earned at least an A in MATH 2301 or have an A on an equivalent transfer course
External Transfer Admission
No requirements beyond University admission requirements. However, it is strongly recommended that students satisfy at least one of the following before entering the program:
 Have a least a 30 ACT Math score or a SAT Math score of 680 or above
 Have scored at least a 3 on the AP Calculus AB exam
 Have scored at least a 4 on the AP Statistics exam
 Earned at least an A in a course equivalent to MATH 2301
Opportunities Upon Graduation
Students with a degree in this program are prepared for careers with the National Weather Service, the private sector (including jobs with agriculture and energy industries, etc.), and federal and nonfederal careers where forecasting is the primary job responsibility. The program also adequately prepares students for advanced specialized training and education at the graduate level, including graduate education in broadcast meteorology. An emphasis in mathematics gives the student particular preparation for graduate study that includes mathematics/computer modeling of weather and climate.
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