Jun 09, 2023  
OHIO University Undergraduate Catalog 2021-22 
OHIO University Undergraduate Catalog 2021-22 [Archived Catalog]

Geography—Meteorology Minor

Minor code OR4233

College of Arts and Sciences  
Geography Department  
Clippinger Laboratories 122
Athens, OH 45701
Phone: 740.593.1140
Fax: 740.593.1138

Dorothy Sack, Chair
Harold Perkins, Advising Coordinator

Program Overview

The meteorology minor offers coursework in basic meteorology, meteorological observations, and forecasting, including a series of synoptic and mesoscale meteorology courses. The minor provides students with meteorological knowledge for related fields such as aviation, atmospheric chemistry, oceanography, or geology that will ultimately benefit them in their future careers. Students who wish to be employed full-time as a meteorologist should major in meteorology rather than seek a minor.  The minor is open to all undergraduates except those enrolled in the Geography: Meteorology major.

Admissions Information

Freshman/First-Year Admission

No requirements beyond University admission requirements.

Change of Program Policy

No selective or limited admission requirements.

External Transfer Admission

No requirements beyond University admission requirements.

Opportunities Upon Graduation

With a minor in meteorology, students are prepared for careers where meteorology is a leading but not dominant aspect of their career. Examples include: careers in the aviation industry; careers in environmental science, air quality, atmospheric chemistry, or with the Environmental Protection Agency; and graduate training in oceanography, geology, hydrology, or related fields.


Minor Hours Requirement

The geography–meteorology minor requires a minimum of 19 hours.

Minor Requirements

Complete the following courses: