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, or 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
https://geography.buffalostate.edu/

Program Requirements

Required Courses (6 credit hours)
GEG 101 WORLD NATURAL ENVIRONMENTS 3
GEG/GES 241 METEOROLOGY 3

Select four from the following: 12
GEG 307 CONSERVATION AND ENVIRONMENTAL MANAGEMENT
GEG 383 EXTREME WEATHER
GEG 385 PAST CLIMATES AND ENVIRONMENTS
GEG 386 WEATHER AND SOCIETY
GEG 478 GLOBAL CHANGE
GEG 495 SPECIAL PROJECT (1-3)
GEG 499 INDEPENDENT STUDY (3-12)

Total Credit Hours 18