Jun 14, 2021  
OHIO University Undergraduate Catalog 2015-16 
    
OHIO University Undergraduate Catalog 2015-16 [Archived Catalog]

Mathematics—Meteorology Major (B.S.)


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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 double-major.
 

Admissions Information

Freshman/First-Year

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 non-federal 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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Requirements

Universitywide Graduation Requirements


To complete this program, students must meet all Universitywide graduation requirements .

Liberal Arts and Sciences Distribution Requirement


View the A&S - College Level Requirements (A&S CLR) .

Program Requirements


For a B.S. degree with a major in mathematics - meteorology, a student must complete a total of at least 30 semester credit hours of mathematics courses at the 2000-level or higher (may include MATH 1250 ).

Mathematics - Meteorology Requirements


Complete the following courses:

Discrete Math


Complete one of the following courses:

Linear Algebra


Complete one of the following courses:

Numerical Methods


Complete one of the following courses:

Advanced Differential Equations


Complete one of the following courses:

Chemistry and Physics Requirements


Complete the following courses:

Geography Requirements


Complete the following courses:

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