University Park freshman course sequencing

Department of Meteorology Idealized Course Sequencing For students whose GENERAL YEAR (GEN YR) is Summer 2015 or after if EMS UP Freshmen.

Most students deviate from this course sequencing because they need to satisfy prerequisites, wish to take courses not offered every semester, etc.  Note that many students take courses in one or more summers, either at Penn State or another accredited college convenient to their home.  Students wishing to transfer summer courses to Penn State should check with the Associate Head of Meteorology prior to the summer session.

UP Course Sequencing Printable Word doc

Freshman

FALL

  • (3) Chem 110
  • (4) Math 140
  • (3) Meteo 201
  • (3) EMSC 100S (First-Year Seminar)
  • (3) Gen Ed

16 - Total

SPRING

  • (3) Engl 015 or 030
  • (4) Math 141 (p: Math 140)
  • (4) Phys 211 (c: Math 140)
  • (3 or 4) (c) 1 cr Chem 111 (c: Chem 110) and 3 cr Elective, or (d) 3 cr non- Meteo GN

14 or 15 - Total

Sophomore

FALL

  • (4) Math 230 (p: Math 141)
  • (3) Gen Ed
  • (4) Phys 212 (p: Math 140, Phys 211 c: Math 141)
  • (4) Meteo 300 (p: Chem 110, Math 141, Phys 211; c: Math 230 or 231)

15 - Total

SPRING

  • (4) Math 251 (p: Math 141)
  • (3) Meteo 431 (p: Math 141, Meteo 101 or 201, Phys 212; c: Meteo 300) 
  • (3) Health and Physical Activity*
  • (3) Stat 301 (p: Math 140) or Stat 401 (p: Math 141) orEBF 472 (p: Math 141)
  • (3) CmpSc 101 or CmpSc 200, 201 or 202 (p: Math 140; c: Math 141) or Meteo 273

16 - Total

Junior

FALL

  • (4) Meteo 411 (p: Math 230 or 231, Meteo 101 or 201, Meteo 300; c: Meteo 421, Meteo 431)
  • (4) Meteo 421 (p: Math 230 or Math 231 and 232, Meteo 300, Phys 212; c: Meteo 431, Math 251)
  • (3) Phys Meteo course&, Prof. Elective, or Gen Ed
  • (3) Meteo 473 (p: CmpSc 101, 200, 201 or 202 or Meteo 273) or Meteo 440W (p: Meteo 300, Meteo 431, Stat 301 or  Stat 401 or EBF 472)

14 - Total

SPRING

  • (3) Phys Meteo course&, Prof. Elective, or Gen Ed 
  • (3) Prof.  Elective
  • (3) (b) Engl 202C (p: Engl 015 or 030) or (a) Gen Ed
  • (3) Meteo 440W (p: Meteo 300, Meteo 431, Stat 301 or Stat 401 or EBF 472) or Meteo 474 (p: Stat 301 or Stat 401 or  EBF 472)
  • (3) (a) CAS 100A or (b) Gen Ed

15 - Total 

Senior

FALL

  • (3) Meteo 470 (p: Meteo 300, Meteo 421, Meteo 431)
  • (3) Phys Meteo course&, Prof. Elective, or Gen Ed
  • (3) Gen Ed          
  • (3) Prof. Elective
  • (3) Prof. Elective
  • (0 or 1) (c) None, or (d) 1 cr Elective

15 or 16 - Total

SPRING

  • (3) Prof. Elective
  • (3) Prof. Elective
  • (3) Prof. Elective
  • (3) Elective
  • (3) Gen Ed

15 - Total

Footnotes

c = CONCURRENT
p = PREREQUISITE

&
Physical Meteo Course. Choose one of: Meteo 436 (p: Phys 212, Math 141; c: Meteo 431);  Meteo 437 (p: Meteo 431); Meteo 454 (p: Meteo 421, Meteo 431)

(a) CAS 100A track
(b) Engl 202C track   
(c) Chem 111 track   
(d) non-Meteo Natural Science (GN) track

*Health and Physical Activity (GHA) courses vary from 1 to 3 credits.


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