Associate in Science, Geography - Meteorology

Geography - Meteorology - AS

The Associate in Science (AS), Geography - Meteorology provides the first two years of a four-year curriculum for students who intend to transfer to a four-year institution to study meteorology and/or climatology. This associate degree will prepare students for employment opportunities in a number of careers including forest and conservation workers and air traffic controllers. Upon completion of a bachelor`s degree, students may pursue a career in several areas including broadcast meteorology, geography, hydrology, environmental science, and forest fire inspection and prevention. Upon completion of a graduate degree, students may pursue a number of careers including atmospheric and space scientist, geoscientist, climate change analyst, and geography professor.

Details

Major Code: 
8604
Award: 
Associate in Science, Geography - Meteorology
Total credits required: 
60-64
Award notes

Students must earn a grade of C or better in all courses in the program.

Program Learning Outcomes
  • Recognize and explain the atmospheric processes that drive weather and climate patterns. (GIS205, GPH111, GPH112, GPH113, GPH212, GPH213, GPH214, GPH215)
  • Evaluate spatial patterns and relationships within the framework of the scientific method. (GCU102, GIS205, GPH111, GPH112, GPH113, GPH210, GPH211, GPH212, GPH213, GPH214, GPH215, (COM))
  • Examine the interdependent relationships between the physical and human/cultural environment (such as landforms, climate, resources, political and economic systems, sociology, sustainability). (GCU102, GCU121, GCU122, GIS205, GPH111, GPH112, GPH113, GPH210, GPH211, GPH212, GPH213, GPH214, GPH215, MAT206, [FYC], [L], [MA], (COM))
  • Critically assess and analyze real-world issues through application of geographic concepts, systems, principles, and theories. (GCU102, GCU121, GCU122, GIS205, GPH111, GPH112, GPH113, GPH210, GPH211, GPH212, GPH213, GPH214, GPH215, [CS], [FYC], [L], [MA], (COM))
  • Communicate geographic analyses through verbal, written, and/or geospatial techniques. (GCU102, GCU121, GCU122, GIS205, GPH111, GPH112, GPH113, GPH210, GPH211, GPH212, GPH213, GPH214, GPH215, LANG, [FYC], [CS], [L], [MA], (COM))
  • Recognize ethical considerations encompassing the professional activities of geographers. (GCU102, GCU121, GCU122, GIS205, GPH111, GPH112, GPH113, GPH210, GPH211, GPH212, GPH213, GPH214, GPH215, [FYC], (COM))
  • Collaborate with diverse individuals, groups, and institutions to achieve common goals in the field of geography. (GCU102, GIS205, GPH111, GPH112, GPH113, GPH210, GPH211, GPH212, GPH213, GPH214, GPH215, LANG, (COM))

At Scottsdale...

SCC Program: 

How long will it take?

The minimum time to complete the Associate of Art degree is four full-time (15-16 credit hours) semesters for students who have no pre-existing college credit

Program Curriculum

  • Mapping scheduled for 2018-19 academic year
Required courses
Course #Course TitleCredits
Credits:34-38
GPH111Introduction to Physical Geography (3) AND
GPH112Introduction to Physical Geography Lab (1)
OR
GPH113Introduction to Physical Geography (4)4
GCU102Introduction to Human Geography3
GPH212Introduction to Meteorology I (3) AND
GPH214Introduction to Meteorology Laboratory I (1)4
GPH213Climate and Weather (3) AND
GPH215Climate and Weather Laboratory (1)4
GIS205Geographic Information Technology3
PHY115University Physics I (5) OR
PHY121University Physics I: Mechanics (4)4-5
PHY116University Physics II (5) OR
PHY131University Physics II: Electricity and Magnetism (4)4-5
MAT230Calculus with Analytic Geometry II (5) OR
MAT231Calculus with Analytic Geometry II (4)4-5
MAT240Calculus with Analytic Geometry III (5) OR
MAT241Calculus with Analytic Geometry III (4)4-5
Restricted Electives
Course #Course TitleCredits
Credits:0
Complete all courses in the subplan that best aligns with academic and professional goals. If academic and professional goals do not align with any of the subplans below, select elective courses in consultation with an academic, faculty, or program advisor.
Subplan 1: Arizona State University, Bachelor of Science: Geography (Meteorology-Climatology)
No additional coursework needed.
Arizona General Education Curriculum (AGEC)
AGEC-SCredits: 19-26
A single course with an [HU], [SB], or [L] designation may also be used to satisfy the Oral Communication, Critical Reading, or Awareness Area ([C], [G] and/or [H]) requirement(s).

A single course with both the [HU] and [L] designations may be used to satisfy both of these areas.

A single course with both the [SB] and [L] designations may be used to satisfy both of these areas.

 
First-Year Composition [FYC]Credits: 6
ENG101First-Year Composition (3) OR
ENG107First-Year Composition for ESL (3) AND
ENG102First-Year Composition (3) OR
ENG108First-Year Composition for ESL (3)6
 
Literacy and Critical Inquiry [L]Credits: 0-3
Any approved general education course in the Literacy and Critical Inquiry [L] area.0-3
Recommend selecting a course that satisfies:
[L] Literacy and Critical Inquiry and [SB] Social-Behavioral Sciences or
[L] Literacy and Critical Inquiry and [HU] Humanities, Arts & Design or
[L] Literacy and Critical Inquiry and (COM) Oral Communications or
[L] Literacy and Critical Inquiry and CRE101 requirements simultaneously.
 
Mathematics [MA]Credits: 4-5
MAT220Calculus with Analytic Geometry I (5) OR
MAT221Calculus with Analytic Geometry I (4) OR
Any approved general education course in the Mathematical Applications [MA] area for which MAT22+ is a prerequisite.4-5
 
Social-Behavioral Sciences [SB]Credits: 3
Met by GCU102 in Required Courses area
AND
Any approved general education course in Social-Behavioral Sciences area3
 
Natural Sciences [SG]/[SQ]Credits: 0
Met by (PHY115 OR PHY121) AND (PHY116 OR PHY131) in Required Courses area.
 
Awareness AreasCredits: 0-3
These requirements may be shared with Core Requirements.
 
Cultural Diversity in the US [C]Credits: 0-3
0-3
 
Historical/Global Awareness [H]/[G]Credits: 0
Met by GCU102 in Required Courses area.
 
MCCCD Additional Requirements
MCCCD Additional RequirementsCredits: 0-6
Courses in this area may also be applied to the AGEC Core Requirements. To minimize total credits required for degree and maximize transferable credits, it is recommended that courses be selected that meet more than one requirement wherever possible.
 
Oral CommunicationCredits: 0-3
COM100Introduction to Human Communication (3) OR
COM110Interpersonal Communication (3) OR
COM225Public Speaking (3) OR
COM230Small Group Communication (3)0-3
 
Critical ReadingCredits: 0-3
CRE101College Critical Reading and Critical Thinking (3) OR
Equivalent as indicated by assessment (0)0-3
General Electives
Course #Course TitleCredits
Select courses 100-level or higher to complete a minimum of 60 semester credits but no more than a total of 64 semester credits.

At Maricopa, we strive to provide you with accurate information about this degree or certificate. However, the information above represents current requirements for the academic year and may change as the result of the curricular process. This course list does not represent a contract, nor does it guarantee course availability. If you are interested in pursuing this degree or certificate, we encourage you to meet with an advisor to discuss the requirements at your college for the appropriate catalog year.