MU Closed Wednesday

With the forecast of “a wintry mix changing to snow,” Millersville University has decided to close the campus for Wednesday, November 26.  It is important to note that ALL classes will be held, as scheduled, the remainder of today and tonight.  Only essential personnel are to report on Wednesday. 

 Have a safe and enjoyable Thanksgiving.

 Policy on Snow Delays/Cancellations

Department of Earth Sciences

Department of Earth Sciences

Degree Requirements

This program conforms to the American Meteorological Society's Guidelines for a B.S. Degree in Meteorology/Atmospheric Science. It satifies the National Weather Service GS-1340 requirements and can adequately prepare a student for the pursuit of an advanced degree in graduate school. Click here for detailed course descriptions of the classes listed below.

Major Courses: (37 Credits)

  • ESCI 110 - Introduction to Earth Sciences Programs (2)
  • ESCI 241 - Meteorology (4)
  • ESCI 281 - GIS Applications for Earth Sciences (3) or ESCI 386 - Scientific Programming, Analysis, and Visualization with [Python or IDL] (3)
  • ESCI 282 - FORTRAN Programming for Earth Sciences Applications (3) 
  • ESCI 340 - Physical Meteorology (3)
  • ESCI 341 - Atmospheric Thermodynamics (3)
  • ESCI 342 - Atmospheric Dynamics I(3)
  • ESCI 343 - Atmospheric Dynamics II (3)
  • ESCI 441 - Synoptic Meteorology I (3)
  • ESCI 443 - Climate Dynamics (Writing Course) (3)
  • ESCI 444 - Mesoscale Meteorology (4)
  • ESCI 446 - Statistical Meteorology (3)

Required Related Courses: (32 Credits)

  • CHEM 111 - Introductory Chemistry (4)
  • MATH 161 - Calculus I (4)
  • MATH 211 - Calculus II (4)
  • MATH 311 - Calculus III (4)
  • MATH 365 - Ordinary Differential Equations (3)
  • MATH 235 - Survey of Statistics (3) or MATH 333 - Intro. to Prob. & Statistics
  • PHYS 231 - Physics I (5)
  • PHYS 232 - Physics II (5)

Choose Four Electives: (12-13 Credits)

  • ESCI 261 - Introduction to Oceanography (4)
  • ESCI 322 - Environmental Hydrology (3)
  • ESCI 344 - Tropical Meteorology (3)
  • ESCI 347 - Satellite Meteorology (3)
  • ESCI 349 - Atmospheric Chemistry (4)
  • ESCI 364 - Descriptive Physical Oceanography (3)
  • ESCI 380 - Remote Sensing (3)
  • ESCI 390 - Topics in Meteorology (3)
  • ESCI 445 - Atmospheric Modeling (3)
  • ESCI 447 - Met. Instruments, Measurement and Obs. Systems (Writing course) (3)
  • ESCI 448 - Boundary Layer Meteorology (3)
  • ESCI 449 - Radar Meteorology (3)
  • ESCI 485 - Air-Sea Interaction (3)
  • ESCI 440 - Space Weather & Environment (3)

Available non-requires courses:

  • ESCI 348 - Broadcast Meteorology (2)
  • ESCI 350 - History of Meteorology (Perspectives course) (3)
  • ESCI 442 - Advanced Weather Analysis and Forecasting Practicum (3)

* View the Undergraduate Course Catalog (pdf)