Suggested Course Sequence

Photo: Mammatus over Cheyenne, WY.

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.

Note that this sequence applies most directly to those students matriculating in Fall 2015 or later.

Fall Semester Spring Semester
Year 1:
01:640:151 Calculus for Math. and Phys. Sci. I (4)
01:750:203 General Physics I (3)
01:750:205 General Physics Lab I (1)
01:350:101 Expository Writing I (3)
11:670:101 Introduction to Meteorology (3)
SEBS Core or Electives (2)

01:640:152 Calculus for Math. and Phys. Sci. II (4)
01:750:204 General Physics II (3)
01:750:206 General Physics Lab II (1)
11:670:102 Introduction to Climate Science (3)
SEBS Core or Electives (5)
 
Year 2:
11:670:211 Meteorological Analysis (3)
01:640:251 Multivariable Calculus (4)
01:160:161 General Chemistry (3)
01:160:101 General Chemistry Recitation (1)
01:160:171 Intro. to Experimentation (1)
SEBS Core or Electives (4)

11:670:212 Comp. Methods for Meteorology (3)
01:355:302 Scientific and Technical Writing (3)
01:640:244 Differential Equations (4)
SEBS Core or Electives (6)
 
 

Operational Meteorology Option
Year 3: 
11:670:323 Thermodynamics of the Atmos. (3)
11:670:451 Remote Sensing of Oceans/Atm. (3)
11:375:303 Num. Methods in Env. Sci. (3) or 01:960:379/401
SEBS Core or Electives (7)
11:670:324 Dynamics of the Atmosphere (3)
11:670:431 Physical Meteorology (3)
SEBS Core or Electives (10)
Year 4:
11:670:433 Synoptic Meteorology (4)
11:670:461 Climate Dynamics (3)
SEBS Core or Electives (9)

11:670:434 Mesoscale Meteorology (3)
11:670:414 Hydrologic Processes (3)
11:670:444 Tropical Meteorology (3)
SEBS Core or Electives (7)

Environmental Meteorology Option
Year 3: 
11:670:323 Thermodynamics of the Atmos. (3)
11:670:451 Remote Sensing of Oceans/Atm. (3)
11:375:101 Introduction to Env. Sci. (3)
11:375:303 Num. Methods in Env. Sci. (3) or 01:960:379/401
SEBS Core or Electives (4)
11:670:324 Dynamics of the Atmosphere (3)
11:670:431 Physical Meteorology (3)
SEBS Core or Electives (10)

Year 4:
11:670:433 Synoptic Meteorology (4)
11:670:453 Air Quality Modeling (3)
11:670:461 Climate Dynamics (3)
SEBS Core or Electives (6)

11:670:434 Mesoscale Meteorology (3)
SEBS Core or Electives (13)



Climate Option
Year 3: 
11:670:323 Thermodynamics of the Atmos. (3)
11:375:303 Num. Methods in Env. Sci. (3) or 01:960:379/401
11:628:451 Physical Oceanography (4)
SEBS Core or Electives (6)
11:670:324 Dynamics of the Atmosphere (3)
11:670:431 Physical Meteorology (3)
SEBS Core 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)
SEBS Core or Electives (6)
11:670:434 Mesoscale Meteorology (3)
11:670:414 Hydrologic Processes (3)
SEBS Core or Electives (10)

SEBS Core refers to courses that complete learning goals in the areas of 21C, HST, SCL, and AH as described in the SEBS Core Curriculum.