Geography (Meteorology-Climatology) (BS)
Concurrent Program

The meteorology-climatology concentration under the BS in geography is designed to meet the requirements for certification as a meteorologist by the National Weather Service. It covers dynamic as well as synoptic meteorology.

Required courses include:

  • atmospheric physics
  • operational weather forecasting
  • three semesters of calculus
  • two semesters of calculus-based physics

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Career Opportunities

Students successfully completing the program have found employment with the National Weather Service, the military, other government agencies, the airlines, and the energy industry.

This program also provides suitable preparation for graduate study in either meteorology or climatology.

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Concurrent Degree Option

This degree is also offered as concurrent degree with: Journalism and Mass Communication, BA .

 

Course Information 

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The meteorology-climatology concentration under the BS in geography is designed to meet the requirements for certification as a meteorologist by the National Weather Service. It covers dynamic as well as synoptic meteorology.

Required courses include:

  • atmospheric physics
  • operational weather forecasting
  • three semesters of calculus
  • two semesters of calculus-based physics

Degree Offered

Geography (Meteorology-Climatology) (BS)
Liberal Arts & Sciences, College of

Location
Tempe

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Application Requirements

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Career Outlook

Students successfully completing the program have found employment with:

  • airlines
  • energy power companies
  • government agencies
  • military (meteorology and pilot training)
  • National Weather Service

This program also provides suitable preparation for graduate study in either meteorology or climatology.

Example Careers

Students who complete this degree program may be prepared for the following careers. Advanced degrees or certifications may be required for academic or clinical positions. Career examples include but are not limited to:


Career*growth*median salary
Biofuels/Biodiesel Technology and Product Development Managers 2%$130,620
Cartographers and Photogrammetrists 29.3%$60,930
Climate Change Analysts 10.7%$66,250
Compliance Managers 3.9%$105,060
Education Teachers, Postsecondary9.1%$59,720
Engineering Teachers, Postsecondary13.2%$94,130
Architectural and Engineering Managers 2%$130,620
Environmental Scientists and Specialists, Including Health 10.7%$66,250
Environmental Restoration Planners 10.7%$66,250
Environmental Science Teachers, Postsecondary8.6%$77,470
Range Managers6.9%$61,860
Forestry and Conservation Science Teachers, Postsecondary6.8%$84,090
Geographers-1.6%$76,420
Geography Teachers, Postsecondary7.9%$71,320
Atmospheric, Earth, Marine, and Space Sciences Teachers, Postsecondary8.7%$81,780
Natural Sciences Managers 3.3%$120,050
Secondary School Teachers, Except Special and Career/Technical Education 5.8%$56,310
Water Resource Specialists 3.3%$120,050
Hydrologists 6.9%$78,370
Industrial Ecologists 10.7%$66,250
Atmospheric and Space Scientists 9.2%$87,980
Middle School Teachers, Except Special and Career/Technical Education 5.9%$54,940
Military Officer Special and Tactical Operations Leaders, All Other
Regulatory Affairs Managers 3.9%$105,060
Soil and Water Conservationists 6.9%$61,860
Solar Energy Systems Engineers 4%$94,240
Supply Chain Managers 3.9%$105,060
Transportation Managers 2.2%$85,400
Validation Engineers 4%$94,240
Storage and Distribution Managers 2.2%$85,400
Wind Energy Engineers 4%$94,240
Wind Energy Project Managers 3.9%$105,060

* Data obtained from the Occupational Information Network (O*NET) under sponsorship of the U.S. Department of Labor/Employment and Training Administration (USDOL/ETA).

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