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Meteorology and Climatology (Minor)

About the Program

The meteorology and climatology minor may add a useful dimension to the student’s major (e.g., a communications major positioning themselves to work as a broadcast meteorologist, a chemistry major interested in the implications of weather on air quality, or a psychology/health and wellness major acquiring the needed background to understand the role of weather on our mental and physical health), positioning a student for a possible alternative career option, or taken simply because the student has an interest in weather and climate.

About the Geography and Planning Department

A213 Classroom Building
1300 Elmwood Ave
Buffalo, NY 14222
Phone: (716) 878-6216
Fax: (716) 878-4009

Program Requirements

Total Required Credit Hours: 18 credits

A. Required Courses (6 credits)
GEG 101 World Natural Environments
GEG/GES 241 Meteorology

B. Choose three from the following (9 credits)
GEG 303 Global Climatology
GEG 382 Weather Forecasting
GEG 383 Severe and Unusual Weather
GEG 384 Atmospheric Science
GEG 385 Paleoclimatology
GEG 386 Applied Climatology

C. Choose one from the following (3 credits)
Any course not selected to fulfill the above requirements
GEG 375 Principles of Hydrology
GEG 478 Global Change
GEG 480 Air Pollution Modeling
GEG 488 Internship
GEG 499 Independent Study

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