Meteorology Minor

Atmospheric events and changes dramatically impact the weather and the environment.
Learn more about the behavior of the atmosphere and its effects on the earth and on
our lives.

Image of Hurricane Irene as seen from space
Hurricane Irene spins toward the United States in August 2011. Improvements in forecasting technology allowed meteorologists to accurately predict the hurricane's path. (Photo courtesy of NASA)

Meteorology is the study of weather, climate, and the characteristics, structures, and processes of the atmosphere. The minor often complements majors in physics, chemistry, mathematics, and other fields. Coursework emphasizes developing a broad understanding of the fundamental physical and dynamic processes governing the motions and behavior of the atmosphere and its interactions with the underlying land and ocean surfaces.

Students complete a minimum of 24 units of required and elective courses for the meteorology minor. View minor requirements in the Undergraduate Catalog.

student opportunities

Geography Club

The Towson University Geography Society, better known as the Geography Club, provides opportunities to meet your peers in the department and engage in geography-related discussions and projects on campus.