Undergraduate Requirements (30 hours total, effective Oct 2009)

Contact the undergraduate coordinator, Dr. John Knox, at 706-542-2856 for more information. Graduation Checklists are available for the B.S. Geography major with the Atmospheric Sciences for the
Operational/Applied Meteorology track and for the Climate Science track.

A. All students are required to complete 21 hours of core requirements:

GEOG 3120/L: Weather Analysis and Forecasting (3 hours)
ENGR/GEOG 4111/L: Atmospheric Thermodynamics (3 hours)
GEOG 4112: Atmospheric Dynamics (3 hours)
ENGR 4131/L: Introductory Atmospheric Physics (3 hours)

Select ONE 3000- or 4000-level course in climate science (3 hours)
GEOG 3110: Climatology
GEOG 4040: Global Environmental Change
GEOG 4150: Physical Climatology
GEOG 4160: Applied Climatology in the Urban Environment
ENGR 4161: Environmental Microclimatology

Select ONE 4000-level course in advanced dynamics (3 hours)
GEOG 4114: Atmospheric Dynamics II
GEOG 4116: Introduction to Data Assimilation [proposed]

Select ONE atmospheric science research or internship course (2-4 hrs)
GEOG 3990: Internship in Geography (3 hours)
GEOG 4911: Collaborative Research in Atmospheric Sciences (3 hours)
ENGR 4920: Engineering Design Project (4 hours)
ENVE 4920: Environmental Engr. Design IV (2 hours)

B. All students must complete 9 hours from
ONE of the following four tracks:

1. Operational/Applied Meteorology (9 hours)
GEOG 4120: Synoptic Meteorology/Climatology
GEOG 4140: Satellite Meteorology/Climatology
GEOG 4170/L: Mesoscale and Radar Meteorology/Climatology
2. Climate Science (select 9 hours beyond the core)
ENGR 4161: Environmental Microclimatology
GEOG 3110: Climatology
GEOG 4040: Global Environmental Change
GEOG 4150: Physical Climatology
GEOG 4160: Applied Climatology in the Urban Environment
3. Natural Resources Hydrology (select 9 hours)
FORS 4110: Forest Hydrology
FORS 4120: Quantitative Methods in Hydrology
FORS 4130-4130L: Field Methods in Hydrology
GEOL 4220: Hydrogeology
4. Engineering Hydrology (select 9 hours)
ENGR 3160: Fluid Mechanics
ENGR 3410: Introduction to Natural Resource Engineering
ENVE 4460: Groundwater Hydrology for Engineers

Notes on Requirements

1. Required Prerequisites
The following list of courses includes prerequisites for courses within the certificate program. These prerequisites do not apply to all courses within the certificate program. It is not necessary for a student to complete all of the prerequisites before enrolling in courses within the certificate program. Please see the course descriptions in the undergraduate bulletin for the specific prerequisites for courses in the certificate program. Students often complete a few remaining prerequisites, such as chemistry and computer science, in their junior and senior years. Please note that a number of prerequisite courses must be completed prior to or coincident with enrollment in several of the required certificate courses, particularly ENGR 4111, ENGR 4131, GEOG 4112, and GEOG 4114 (or 4116).

GEOG 1112/L
MATH 2250, 2260, 2500 and 2700
PHYS 1211/L and 1212/L (PHYS 1111/L and 1112/L are not acceptable)
CSCI 1301/L
CHEM 1211

2. Geography Course Requirements
The atmospheric sciences certificate consists of a common core of seven classes, with three additional classes that depend on the track, for a total of 10 classes. Many of these courses will also count toward the student’s major, particularly Geography.