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2024-2025 Florida Tech Catalog 
2024-2025 Florida Tech Catalog

Meteorology, B.S.

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Major Code: 7224 Degree Awarded: Bachelor of Science
Delivery Mode(s): Classroom Admission Status: Undergraduate
Location(s): Main campus - Melbourne

Atmospheric science is focused on understanding Earth’s gaseous envelope, predicting its evolution and mitigating human impacts. The B.S. program at Florida Tech is uniquely interdisciplinary, drawing on expertise from the College of Engineering and Science as well as the College of Aeronautics. The curriculum aligns closely with specifications from the Office of Personnel Management for the hiring of meteorologists by the National Weather Service. Collaborative research is conducted with specialists from the nearby NASA Kennedy Space Center, the USAF 45th Weather Squadron, the NOAA National Weather Service, the Harbor Branch Oceanographic Institution, Wind and Hurricane Impacts Research Laboratory (WHIRL) and local government agencies or corporations.

Degree Requirements

Candidates for the Bachelor of Science in Meteorology complete a minimum of 126 credit hours as outlined below. A meteorology major completing at least 24 credit hours including MET 3401 , MET 3402 , MET 4233 , MET 4305 , SPS 4030 , and 6 credit hours from among AVS 3201 , ENS 3101 , MET 4310  and OCN 3401 , is eligible to be certified as a professional meteorologist by the American Meteorological Society and the U.S. Office of Personnel Management and is thus qualified for entry into positions in NOAA National Weather Service, NASA and the U.S. Armed Forces.


Freshman Year

Sophomore Year

Junior Year

Senior Year

Spring (16 credit hours)

Total Credits Required: 120

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