Meteorology, Science Transfer Pattern, Associate of Science

This degree pattern is designed to help students transfer to colleges and universities that offer a baccalaureate degree with a major in Meteorology. Beyond the General Education requirements and options, this pattern should be considered in light of the requirements of the selected transfer institution. Students should consult with a transfer coordinator or an advisor for information about specific requirements.

Meteorology draws upon many sources for its material because of its attempts to describe processes and changes in the atmosphere. Some of the major fields of investigation include structure of the atmosphere, temperature-pressure-density relationships, heat transfer, moisture and precipitation processes, cloud dynamics, and severe weather processes.

Program objectives

Upon successful completion of this transfer pattern, students will be able to:

  1. relate global and local heat exchange processes to the hydrologic cycle and atmospheric dynamics;
  2. explain the adiabatic process, how it develops and its effect on the atmosphere and on different regions of the world; 
  3. explain how various types of storms develop;
  4. interpret meteorological charts to assess current weather and make predictions; 
  5. use data to solve chemistry problems; and 
  6. perform meteorology experiments and write coherent laboratory reports.

Total Credits Required for Degree: 60*

Semester Sequence

This is a suggested full-time schedule for a student who has completed any developmental course work and has no transfer credits. Refer to the College catalog for specific requirements in selecting General Education Courses.

Semester 1*

Semester 2

Semester 3

Semester 4

Important Information

Short Description

Meteorology draws upon many sources for its material because of its attempts to describe processes and changes in the atmosphere. Some of the major fields of investigation include structure of the atmosphere, temperature-pressure-density relationships, heat transfer, moisture and precipitation processes, cloud dynamics, and severe weather processes.

Type of Credential

Associate of Science (A.S.) in Science
Transfer Pattern - Meteorology

Program Code

P 205

Contacts and Additional Information

Coordinators for Physical Sciences:

Catonsville Coordinator: August 15 - June 15
Erica DiCara
443-840-4119 or edicara@ccbcmd.edu

Dundalk Coordinator: August 15 - June 15
Robin Minor
443-840-3756 or rminor@ccbcmd.edu

Essex Coordinator: August 15 - June 15
Beth Shrader
443-840-2680 or eshrader@ccbcmd.edu

Science Department Chair (all campuses): year-round
Christine DeStefano
443-840-2673 or cdestefano@ccbcmd.edu

Assistant Dean for Science (all campuses): year-round
David O'Neill
443-840-2663 or doneill@ccbcmd.edu

Additional Information:

Courses Needed for This Program

General Education Requirements and Electives - 30 Credits

General Education Requirements:
General Education Electives:

Choose courses in each category from the list of approved General Education courses. One of the General Education courses must be a Diversity course.

  • Arts and Humanities 3 Credit(s).
  • Social and Behavioral Sciences 6 Credit(s).
  • Information Technology (CSIT 101 or CSIT 111 recommended) 3 Credit(s).

Program Requirements and Electives - 30 Credits

Program Requirements:
Program Electives:
  • Any Elective 3 Credit(s). 

Notes

*Credit students who are new to college (no successfully completed transferable college credits from other institutions) are required to take ACDV 101 - Academic Development: Transitioning to College. This 1-credit course is designed to be taken in the first semester at CCBC. Students must provide an official transcript(s) from an accredited institution to document successful completion of college coursework for the ACDV 101 requirement to be waived.

**In order to take PHYS 151, students must have completed MATH 251 with a C or higher and done one of the following:

  • Completed high school Physics, OR
  • Completed PHYS 101 with a grade of C or better, OR
  • Received permission from the Physical Sciences department chair.

***In order to take CHEM 131, students must have done one of the following:

  • Completed CHEM 107 and CHEM 108 with a grade of C or better, OR
  • Passed the Chemistry placement exam and completed or tested out of (ENGL 052 and RDNG 052) or ACLT 052, and MATH 083, OR
  • Received permission from the Physical Sciences department chair.