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An instructor  displays a calculus equation related to thermodynamics on a whiteboard in a classroom in the National Weather Center.
An instructor displays a calculus equation related to thermodynamics on a whiteboard in a classroom in the National Weather Center.
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Math

Math, especially calculus, forms the foundation for the Bachelor of Science degrees offered though the College of Atmospheric and Geographic Sciences at OU.

The Mathematics Placement Process at OU

Correct placement into the first math course is an important step to your success in the College of Atmospheric & Geographic Sciences Bachelor of Science degree programs.  The ALEKS Placement Test allows you to both determine your current skill level and gives online training to improve your mathematical skills.

Go here for detailed information about the ALEKS placement test.

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Math Requirements for A&GS Degrees

For a Bachelor of Science in Environmental Sustainability, Geography or Geographic Information Science, the following math courses are required:

  • MATH 1823, Calculus I, Calculus I for Science & Engineering Majors

OR

  • MATH 1914, Calculus I, Calculus I for Science & Engineering Majors

OR

  • MATH 1743, Calculus I for Business, Life and Social Science majors

The BS in Environmental Sustainability, Geography and Geographic Information Science also require GEOG 3924 (Analytic Methods in Geography), a major requirement that carries General Education math credit.

The College also offers a Bachelor of Arts in Environmental Sustainability, in Geography and in Geographic Information Science, which require GEOG 3924; GEOG 3924 lists a prerequisite of any General Education Math course.

For a Bachelor of Science in Meteorology, the following math courses are required:

  • MATH 1914, Calculus I
  • MATH 2924, Calculus II
  • MATH 2934, Calculus III

OR

  • MATH 1823 - Calculus I
  • MATH 2423 - Calculus II
  • MATH 2433 - Calculus III
  • MATH 2443 - Calculus IV

The BS in Meteorology also requires:

  • MATH 3413 - Physical Math
  • METR 3323 (Statistical Meteorology) or MATH 4753 (Applied Statistical Methods)

Students who complete both MATH 4753 and a 4000-level math course as an upper division elective will complete a minor in math. A complete list of math minor requirements is available here.

The math minor must be declared in the College of Arts & Sciences. The minor will be poster to your official transcript upon completion of the BS in Meteorology.

To earn a BS in Meteorology from the College of Atmospheric and Geographic Sciences within four years, you must complete MATH 2934 (Calculus III) no later than the summer before you begin your junior (third) year in the program.

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