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Applied Science: Meteorology Emphasis

Bachelor of Applied Science

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The Bachelor of Applied Science with an emphasis in Meteorology prepares students for careers in weather forecasting (both the public and private sector), data analysis, environmental sciences, as well as for graduate school paths in the atmospheric sciences and many other physical sciences and remote sensing. The mission of this program is to serve the educational needs of military personnel, both locally and abroad, to become professional meteorologists eligible for promotion. Students explore weather and climate phenomena by using mathematics, physics, statistics, and computer programming software. This degree is fully online, and fully quantitative to include the relevant atmospheric, math, physics, and other environmental topics required by the National Weather Service and the World Meteorological Organization. All students currently holding an AAS degree in Weather Technology/Meteorology from the CCAF through the United States Air Force are eligible to apply to this program.

WUE This major is eligible for the Western Undergraduate Exchange (WUE) program at the following location: UA South Campus. Students from Western states who select this major and campus may be eligible for reduced nonresident tuition at a rate of 150 percent of Arizona resident tuition plus all applicable fees.

Major Details

College: University of Arizona South
Admissions Requirements:

No Additional Requirements

Math Required:


    This strand involves the general understanding and appreciation of how mathematics is used to solve problems in everyday life. The G-strand does not prepare a student for any further work grounded in mathematics and assumes the student will not proceed beyond the basic Foundations level noted above. Thus only those students whose major requires the most general knowledge of mathematics should take this strand.
Second Language Required:

2 Semesters

  • Scoring the equivalent of second-semester skill level on an entrance or placement examination administered by The University of Arizona.
  • Completion with a C or better of a second semester course at the post-secondary level.
  • An AP (Advanced Placement), IB (International Baccalaureate) or CLEP (College Level Entrance Program) language score determined by the individual language department.
  • In the College of Engineering by a method determined within the College; however, all students in the college must also take a language placement examination on entrance to the University.
2 Semesters
Fees: No
Pre-Major: No

Four-Year Plan

Archived plans are available on Degree Search 2011-2017 for many degree plans. These are sample plans. Please work with your academic advisor for more specific and up-to-date requirements.

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UA Course Requirements Units
4th Semester
ENGL 101 3
ENGL 102 3
MATH 122B or 125: Calculus I 4
AAS in Meteorlogy or Weather Technology from Community College of the Air Force required to begin Me 50
5th Semester
ENGV 308: Advanced Writing 3
ATMO 336: Weather, Climate and Society 3
BASV 314: Mathematics for Applied Sciences 3
MATH 129: Calculus II 3
Tier II General Education 4
6th Semester
ATMO 436A: Fundamentals in Atmospheric Science 3
MATH 223: Vector Calculus 3
PHYS 142, 143, 240, or 241:Calculus Based Physics II 2
Tier II General Education 3
Tier II General Education 3
7th Semester
ATMO 430: Computational Methods in Atmospheric Science 3
ATMO 441A: Dynamic Meteorology I 3
ATMO 423: Hydrology 3
Tier II General Education 3
Tier II General Education 3
8th Semester
ATMO 441B: Dynamic Meteorology II 3
ATMO 455: Intro Atmo & Hydro Rem Sensing 3
Critical Thinking Course 3
Tier II General Education 3
Tier II General Education 3

AZ Transfer Pathways

This page is designed for in-state transfer students who plan to attend the University of Arizona. The information presented lists the most accurate course equivalencies and may not include all possible requirements. Transfer students are strongly encouraged to use this site for reference only and not for self-advising.

Transfer students should work with their community colleges and UA advisors to develop an individualized plan for transfer, and visit

  • All posted Pathways (except for Bachelor of Applied Science Pathways) fulfill an AGEC and most also fulfill an Associate Degree
  • Following a Pathway does not guarantee admission to the UA nor admission to a college/major/program at the UA
  • Use Pathways in consultation with advisors from your community college and the UA
  • Pathways are subject to change at any time

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