Undergraduate Program in Meteorology
 
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Careers in Meteorology
Graduate Program in Atmospheric Science
Department of Environmental Sciences
School of Environmental and Biological Sciences (formerly Cook College)
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Suggested Course Sequence

During the first two years of study at Rutgers, students in the Meteorology Program get started on introductory meteorology - as well as required courses in chemistry, physics and calculus.

Fall Semester Spring Semester
Year 1:
01:640:151 Calculus I (4)
01:750:203 General Physics (3)
01:750:205 General Physics Lab (1)
01:350:101 Expository Writing I (3)
11:670:201 Elements of Meteorology (3)
Area III, IV, V credits or electives (2)

01:640:152 Calculus II (4)
01:750:204 General Physics (3)
01:750:206 General Physics Lab (1)
11:670:202 Elements of Climatology(3)
Area III, IV, V credits or electives (5)
 
Year 2:
11:670:211 Meteorological Analysis (3)
01:119:103 Principles of Biology (4)
01:640:251 Multivariable Calculus (4)
01:160:161 General Chemistry (4)
01:160:171 Intro. to Experiments (1)

11:670:212 Comp. Methods for Meteorology (3)
01:355:302 Scientific and Technical Writing (3)
01:640:244 Differential Equations (4)
Area III, IV, V credits or electives (6)

Operational Meteorology Option
Year 3: 
11:670:323 Thermodynamics of the Atmos. (3)
11:375:303 Num. Methods in Env. Sci. (3) 
Area III, IV, V credits or electives (10)

11:670:324 Dynamics of the Atmosphere (3)
11:670:431 Physical Meteorology (3)
Area III, IV, V credits or electives (10)
Year 4:
11:670:433 Synoptic Meteorology (4)
11:670:451 Remote Sensing of Oceans/Atm. (3)
11:670:461 Climate Dynamics (3)
Area III, IV, V credits or electives (6)

11:015:400 Jr./Sr. Colloquium (3)
11:670:434 Mesoscale Meteorology (3)
11:670:414 Hydrologic Processes (3)
11:670:444 Tropical Meteorology (3)
Area III, IV, V credits or electives (4)  

Environmental Meteorology Option
Year 3: 
11:670:323 Thermodynamics of the Atmos. (3)
11:375:303 Num. Methods in Env. Sci. (3)
11:375:202 Chem. Principles Env. Sci. (3) 
Area III, IV, V credits or electives (7)

11:670:324 Dynamics of the Atmosphere (3)
11:670:431 Physical Meteorology (3)
Area III, IV, V credits or electives (10)
Year 4:
11:670:433 Synoptic Meteorology (4)
11:670:451 Remote Sensing of Oceans/Atm. (3)
11:670:453 Air Quality Modeling (3)
11:670:461 Climate Dynamics (3)
Area III, IV, V credits or electives (3)

11:015:400 Jr./Sr. Colloquium (3)
11:670:434 Mesoscale Meteorology (3)
Area III, IV, V credits or electives (10)  

Climate Option
Year 3: 
11:670:323 Thermodynamics of the Atmos. (3)
01:960:401 Basic Statistics for Research (3) 
Area III, IV, V credits or electives (10)

11:670:324 Dynamics of the Atmosphere (3)
11:670:431 Physical Meteorology (3)
Area III, IV, V credits or electives (10)
Year 4:
11:670:433 Synoptic Meteorology (4)
11:670:451 Remote Sensing of Oceans/Atm. (3)
11:670:461 Climate Dynamics (3)
11:628:451 Physical Oceanography (4)
Area III, IV, V credits or electives (2)

11:015:400 Jr./Sr. Colloquium (3)
11:670:434 Mesoscale Meteorology (3)
11:670:414 Hydrologic Processes (3)
Area III, IV, V credits or electives (7)  

Area III, IV, V credits refer to requirements for courses in the Humanities and Arts, Multicultural and International Studies, or Human Behavior, Economic Systems, and Political Processes.