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  • Meteorology and Climatology Certificate

    Credits: 12, with minimum grades of B- in each course

    The meteorology and climatology certificate in the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences is designed to give students a working knowledge of atmospheric processes across spatial and temporal scales. This certificate is applicable to many disciplines in the physical sciences and enables students to supplement their majors with an understanding and awareness of the societal impacts of natural hazards and climate change. The certificate program is open to all UF undergraduates in on-campus majors.

    Students take one introductory course, one-to-two intermediate courses and one-to-two advanced courses for a minimum of 12 credits.

    Students must complete a minimum of six credits of coursework exclusive to the minor that cannot count toward the major(s) or other minors.

    ​Introductory Course: select one course

    • GEO 2242 Extreme Weather (3 credits)
    • MET 1010 Introduction to Weather and Climate (3 credits)

    Intermediate Course(s): select one to two courses

    • GEO 3250 Climatology (3 credits)
    • GEO 3280 Principles of Geographic Hydrology (4 credits)
    • GEO 3341 Extreme Floods (3 credits)
    • GLY 3074 Oceans and Global Climate Change (3 credits)
    • MET 3503 Weather and Forecasting (3 credits)

    Advanced Course(s): select one to two courses

    • MET 4532 Hurricanes (3 credits)
    • MET 4560 Atmospheric Teleconnections (3 credits)
    • MET 4750 Atmospheric Data Analysis (3 credits)

    For more information, refer to the website.​

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certificates: meteorology-climatology