Policy Statement

Policy Statement Bachelor's Degree in Atmospheric Science (Adopted by the Council 10 January 1999) 1. Introduction 2 . Attributes of bachelors degree programs This statement describes the minimum curricular a. General objectives composition, faculty size, and facility availability rec- ommended by the American Meteorological Society The objectives of a bachelor's degree program in for an undergraduate degree program in atmospheric atmospheric science should include one or more of the science.1 following: The primary purpose of this statement is to provide advice to university faculty and administrators who are 1) in-depth study of meteorology to serve as the cul- seeking to establish and maintain undergraduate pro- mination of a science or liberal arts education, grams in atmospheric science. It also provides infor- 2) preparation for graduate education, mation that may be helpful to prospective students 3) preparation for professional employment in meteo- who are exploring educational alternatives in atmo- rology or a closely related field. spheric science. A contemporary academic program in atmospheric b. Course offerings science must provide students with a fundamental A curriculum leading to a bachelor of science de- background in basic atmospheric science and related gree (or a bachelor of arts degree) in atmospheric sci- sciences and mathematics. http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Bulletin of the American Meteorological Society American Meteorological Society

Policy Statement

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American Meteorological Society
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Copyright © American Meteorological Society
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1520-0477
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10.1175/1520-0477-80.3.475
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Abstract

Bachelor's Degree in Atmospheric Science (Adopted by the Council 10 January 1999) 1. Introduction 2 . Attributes of bachelors degree programs This statement describes the minimum curricular a. General objectives composition, faculty size, and facility availability rec- ommended by the American Meteorological Society The objectives of a bachelor's degree program in for an undergraduate degree program in atmospheric atmospheric science should include one or more of the science.1 following: The primary purpose of this statement is to provide advice to university faculty and administrators who are 1) in-depth study of meteorology to serve as the cul- seeking to establish and maintain undergraduate pro- mination of a science or liberal arts education, grams in atmospheric science. It also provides infor- 2) preparation for graduate education, mation that may be helpful to prospective students 3) preparation for professional employment in meteo- who are exploring educational alternatives in atmo- rology or a closely related field. spheric science. A contemporary academic program in atmospheric b. Course offerings science must provide students with a fundamental A curriculum leading to a bachelor of science de- background in basic atmospheric science and related gree (or a bachelor of arts degree) in atmospheric sci- sciences and mathematics.

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Bulletin of the American Meteorological SocietyAmerican Meteorological Society

Published: Mar 1, 1999

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