University Catalog 2023-2024

Meteorology (Minor)

To see more about what you will learn in this program, visit the Learning Outcomes website!

The Department of Marine, Earth and Atmospheric Sciences offers a minor in Meteorology to majors in any field except meteorology. This program provides a means of recognition for students in related fields, especially Science and Engineering, who are interested in application of physical principles to the atmospheric environment.

Admissions and Certification of Minor

To be admitted to the program, a student must have a GPA of at least 2.0. Application for admission to any University minor program is now available via MyPack Portal. Admission will be based upon the student’s academic record, and in most cases no longer requires departmental review. Go to Add a Minor to apply. The minor must be completed no later than the semester in which the student expects to graduate from his or her degree program. Paperwork for certification should be completed no later than during the registration period for the student’s final semester at NC State.

Contact Person

Dr. Matt Parker
Department of Marine, Earth and Atmospheric Sciences
5149 Jordan Hall

SIS Code: 17MYM

Plan Requirements

  • Grades of ‘C’ or better in MA 141 Calculus I and in PY 205 Physics for Engineers and Scientists I prior to admission to the minor.
  • Successful completion of the program requires a ‘C’ or better in at least 15 credit hours to be taken as follows:
Required Courses
MEA 215Introduction to Atmospheric Sciences4
MEA 312Atmospheric Thermodynamics4
MEA 421Atmospheric Dynamics I3
Elective Courses
Select 4 credit hours from among MEA courses in Atmospheric Sciences at the 300-level or higher4
Total Hours15