Meteorology, B.S. Student Learning Outcomes

College Liberal Arts and Sciences
Major Meteorology
Degree B.S.
Date Revised 2022-2023

Student Learning Outcomes and Proposed Methods for Collecting Data (from Assessment Plan)

Student Learning Outcomes

  1. Understand the basic characteristics of the atmosphere, its structure, and its dynamics and the role of the earth’s surface and oceans in forcing and regulating atmospheric processes.
  2. Synthesize information from maps and other sources to identify current atmospheric processes, explain weather conditions, and hypothesize near-term expected conditions.
  3. Analyze meteorological/climatological data by mathematical modeling, quantitative, mapping, remote sensing, and laboratory analyses.
  4. Communicate an understanding of weather and climate through oral, graphic, and written means.
  5. Apply meteorological/climatological knowledge and methods to other earth and environmental sciences and to questions of societal significance.

Methods of Assessment

  • Pre-/post-test- (1,2)
  • Course projects (1-5)
  • Weather forecast competition (1-5)
  • Research poster (3-5)
  • Independent research project (3-5)
  • Team research project (3-5)
  • Student internship report (1-3)
  • Employer internship report (3-5)
  • Acceptance into graduate program (1,2,4)
  • Alumni advisory committee (5)
  • One-year out alumni survey (1,2,5)

Last Updated

AAE updated February 2024

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