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College of Agriculture

Applied Meteorology and Climatology

This Department of Agronomy option provides an education in meteorology with emphasis in applying weather and climate information to problems facing agriculture and commerce. Students acquire the skills and tools necessary to improve the health, safety and productivity of today's world. Graduates work on impacts of climate change. The option involves extensive coursework in meteorology, physics and mathematics as well as experience in applying basic concepts to real situations. Students meet or exceed the requirements for an accredited meteorologist. Employment opportunities are in the private sector and federal, state and local government agencies.

Credit Hours Required: 131 (See Core Graduation Requirements for Additional Information.)

Freshman Year

First Semester
Second Semester
(0.5) AGR 10100 (Introduction to the College of Agriculture and Purdue University) (4) BIOL 11100 (Fundamentals of
Biology II) or BTNY 11000 (Introduction to Plant Science)
(0.5) AGR 11300 (Introduction to Agronomy Academic Programs) (3) CHM 11200 (General Chemistry)
(4) BIOL 11000 (Fundamentals of Biology I) (1) EAS 13700 (Freshman Seminar in Earth and Atmospheric Sciences)
(3) CHM 11100 (General Chemistry) (4) ENGL 10600 (First-Year Composition)
(5) MA 16100 (Plane Analytic Geometry and Calculus I) (5) MA 16200 (Plane Analytic Geometry and Calculus II)
(3) Elective
(16) (17)


Sophomore Year

Third Semester
Fourth Semester
(1) AGRY 39800 (Agronomy Seminar) (3) AGRY 33500 (Weather and Climate)
(3) COM 11400 (Fundamentals of Speech Communication) (3) EAS 12000 (Introduction to Geography)
(3) CS 15800 (C Programming) (4) MA 26200 (Linear Algebra and Differential Equations)
(4) MA 26100 (Multivariate Calculus) (3) PHYS 24100 (Electricity and Optics)
(4) PHYS 17200 (Modern Mechanics) (3) Social science or humanities selective
(3) Core economics selective
(18) (16)


Junior Year

Fifth Semester
Sixth Semester
(3) AGRY 37500 (Crop Production Systems) (3) AGRY 43200 (Atmospheric Dynamics I)
(3) AGRY 43100 (Atmospheric Thermodynamics) (1) AGRY 44200 (Synoptic Laboratory II)
(1) AGRY 44100 (Synoptic Laboratory I) (3) STAT 51100 (Statistical Methods)
(3) Humanities selective (3) Humanities selective
(3) Social science selective (6) Electives
(3) Social science or humanities selective (30000+ level)
(16) (16)


Senior Year

Seventh Semester
Eighth Semester
(3) AGRY 43300 (Atmospheric Dynamics II) (3) AGRY 33700 (Environmental Hydrology)
(1) AGRY 44300 (Synoptic Laboratory III) (3) AGRY 53600 (Environmental Biophysics)
(1) AGRY 49800 (Agronomy Senior Seminar) (3) EAS 43400 (Weather Analysis and Forecasting)
(3) AGRY 53500 (Boundary-Layer Technology) (3) EAS 53200 (Atmospheric Physics I)
(3) AGRY 54500 (Remote Sensing of Land Resources) (3) Elective
(3) EAS 53500 (Atmospheric Observations and Measurements)
(3) Written or oral communication selective
(17) (15)