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OHIO University Undergraduate Catalog 2017-18

Physics/Meteorology Major (B.S.)


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Major code BS3338

College of Arts and Sciences
Physics and Astronomy Department
Clippinger Labs 251
Athens, OH 45701
Phone: 740.593.1718
Fax: 740.593.0433
physics@ohio.edu
www.ohio.edu/cas/physastro/

David Tees, contact person
 

Program Overview

Physics/Meteorology is an interdisciplinary program in the Departments of Geography, Mathematics, and Physics that is designed to prepare you for graduate training in the fields of meteorology, climatology, and atmospheric physics. The program can be taken with an emphasis in geography, mathematics, or physics. If you choose the geography or mathematics emphasis, contact the Geography Department or the Mathematics Department for advising. The physics/meteorology program has a strong focus on basic physics and mathematics and it is ideally suited for graduate school preparation.
 

Admissions Information

Freshman/First-Year Admission

No requirements beyond University admission requirements. However, it is recommended that students entering the program have at least a Math Placement Level II, or an ACT Math score of 24, or a SAT Math score of 560.

Change of Program Policy

No selective or limited admission requirements. However, it is recommended that students changing into the program have at least a Math Placement Level II, or an ACT Math score of 24, or a SAT Math score of 560.

External Transfer Admission

No requirements beyond University admission requirements. However, it is recommended that students entering the program have at least a Math Placement Level II, or an ACT Math score of 24, or a SAT Math score of 560.
 

Opportunities Upon Graduation

Students with a degree in physics/meteorology are prepared for careers with the National Weather Service, the private sector (including jobs with agriculture and energy industries, insurance agencies, and others), and federal and non-federal careers where forecasting is the primary job responsibility. This degree also prepares students for advanced graduate training in the fields of meteorology, climatology, and atmospheric physics.                                                             

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Requirements

Universitywide Graduation Requirements


To complete this program, students must meet all Universitywide graduation requirements .

Liberal Arts and Sciences Distribution Requirement


View the A&S - College Level Requirements (A&S CLR) .

Physics Hours Requirement


Complete a total of 23 semester credit hours of PHYS coursework, including all the requirements below.

General Physics Sequence


General Physics I


Complete one of the following courses:

General Physics II


Complete one of the following courses:

Other Physics Courses


Complete the following courses:

Seminar and Electronics Lab


Complete the following courses:

Advanced Physics Requirement


Complete the following course.

Mathematics Requirements for Physics Meteorology


Complete the following courses:

Chemistry Requirement


Complete the following course.

Programming Requirement


Complete the following course.

Geography Requirements for Physics Meteorology


Complete the following courses:

Physical Meteorology


Complete the following course.

Dynamic Meteorology


Complete a sequence of two Dynamic Meteorology courses.

Physics Meteorology Electives


Complete one of the following courses:

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