Undergraduate Meteorology

It is easy to be fascinated by the amazing power of storms and the possibility of major changes in the global climate. EAS is perfect for those students captivated by weather and climate. Furthermore, the EAS major qualifies you for certification through the American Meteorological Society and the National Weather Service (NWS/NOAA). EAS undergraduates participate in climate research with Tech faculty and internships at The Weather Channel, CNN, CBS, ABC, FOX, Delta Air Lines, and the National Weather Service.

Suggested schedule for Meteorology

This plan satisfies the requirements for the AMS Meteorology degree and NWS/NOAA employment.

First Year

Second Year

Fall Semester:
GT 1000: EAS - Intro to Tech (1)
EAS 1600: Intro. To Env. Science (4)
MATH 1501: Calculus I (4)
CHEM 1211: General Chemistry (4)
ENGL 1101: English Composition 1 (3)
Total Semester Hours = 16

Fall Semester:
EAS 2600: Earth Processes (4)
MATH 2401: Calculus III (4)
PHYS 2211: Physics I (4)
EAS 2750: Physics of the Weather (3)
Total Semester Hours = 15

Spring Semester:
MATH 1502: Calculus II (4)
CHEM 1212: Inorganic Chemistry (3)
CHEM 1212: Inorganic Chem Lab (1)
CS 1371: Computing for Engineers (3)
ENGL 1102: English Composition 2 (3)
HPS 1040/1062/1063 or 1064 (2)
Total Semester Hours = 16

Spring Semester:
EAS 2655: Quantitative Methods (3)
EAS 2551: Intro. to Met. Analysis (1)
MATH 2403: Differential Equations (4)
PHYS 2212: Physics II (4)
HIST 2111 or equivalent (3)
Total Semester Hours = 15

Third Year

Fourth Year

Fall Semester:
EAS 3603: Thermo of Earth Systems (3)
EAS 4655: Atmospheric Dynamics (3)
EAS 4801: Atmospheric Dynamics Lab (1)

Free Elective (3)
Social Science Elective (3)
Humanities Elective (3)
Total Semester Hours = 16

Fall Semester:
EAS 4610: Earth System Modeling (3)
EAS 4460: Radar and Satellite Met (3)
EAS 4410: Climate and Global Change (3)
Social Science Elective (3)
Free Elective (3)
Total Semester Hours = 15

Spring Semester:
EAS 4740: Atmospheric Chemistry (3)
EAS 4450: Synoptic Met. (3)
EAS 4803: Dynamics II (3)
Social Science Elective (3)
BIOL 1510 or 1520(4)
Total Semester Hours = 16

Spring Semester:
EAS 4890: Environmental Data Analysis (3)
EAS 4651: Practical Internship (3)
Humanities Elective (3)
Free Electives (4)
Total Semester Hours = 13

Total Hours = 122