Weather and Climate, Minor

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Minimum Total Credit Hours: 15

Minimum Upper-Division Hours: 9

Program Code: N869

  • The requirements for a minor must be completed concurrently with the major degree requirements.
  • No minor may be added by completing courses after receiving the bachelor’s degree.

This minor is not available to Geography or Meteorology Majors.

A minor in Weather and Climate requires a minimum of 15 hours of courses acceptable for major credit in Geography and Meteorology, to include at least 9 hours at the upper division level.

Required Courses

A minimum 2.00 GPA is required in all work presented for minor credit.

Choose a minimum of 6 hours from the following:6
Introduction to Weather and Climate 1
Introduction to Meteorology I
and Introduction to Meteorology I Laboratory 1
Introduction to Meteorology II
and Introduction to Meteorology II Laboratory
Severe and Unusual Weather 2
Choose 9 hours from the following:9
Principles of Physical Geography
Environmental Conservation 3
Regional Climatology 2
Hydrologic Science
Climate, History, and Society
Total Credit Hours15

Also fulfills a General Education Natural Science with Lab requirement.


Also fulfills a General Education Natural Science without Lab requirement.


Also fulfills a General Education Social Science requirement.

  • The successful completion of a minor will be entered on the student’s permanent record at the time the degree is recorded.