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Program Structure

The 17 course, 52 credit hour program leads to a Certificate in Broadcast or Operational Meteorology.

  • Provides the education needed for the NWA Seal of Approval.
  • Students must earn a grade of "C" or higher in each course.
  • New students must begin the program in the fall semester.
  • All courses are offered on the semester system.
  • Instructors have advanced degrees and are recognized experts and real-life practitioners in their field.
  • Course materials such as exercises, assignments, study guides, exams, and lectures will be delivered via the Internet using MyCourses. MyCourses is a software program designed specifically for online learning.

Course Rotation

Listed below is the course schedule for the BMP/OMP Certificate Program. The courses are offered only during the semester under which they are listed.

BMP/OMP FIRST YEAR

FALL SPRING SUMMER
GR 1123- Intro World Geography GR 1603- Intro to Meteorology GR 4643 – Physical Climatology
GR 1114- Physical Geography GR 4813- Natural Hazards

BMP/OMP SECOND YEAR

FALL SPRING SUMMER
GR 4633- Statistical Climatology GG 3613- Water Resources GR 4613- Applied Climatology
GR 4713- Synoptic Meteorology I GR 4753/6753- Satellite & Radar
Meteorology
GR 4473- Numerical Weather
Prediction

BMP/OMP THIRD YEAR

FALL SPRING SUMMER
GR 4623- Physical Meteorology GR 4443- Weather Prediction I GR 4453- Weather Prediction II
GR 4913- Thermodynamic
Meteorology
GR 4923- Severe Weather GG 3603- Intro to Oceanography

ANY SEMESTER/ANY YEAR

GR 4640-Meteorological Internship is not required for the degree or certificate. For more information read Internship Guidelines.

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