Meteorology Weather Mapping


Bachelor of Applied Science

This program serves the educational needs of military personnel, both locally and abroad, to become professional meteorologists eligible for promotion.


The Bachelor of Applied Science with an emphasis in Meteorology is offered entirely online, allowing students to access classes whenever it suits their schedules, from wherever they are in the world. By applying Associate of Applied Science credits toward the BAS degree, airmen will effectively eliminate the first two years of study. At full-time status, students with 60 AAS credits can earn a BAS degree within two years.

During the application process, the submission of a resume and goal statement is required for professional admission to the program. Before applying, we recommend that you discuss your background with a program adviser. Contact or 520-621-0898 for a referral.

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Career Level: Undergraduate
Degree: Bachelor of Applied Science
College: University of Arizona South

Cost & Eligibility

Per Unit Cost: $500
*Residents of some U.S. Territories may not be eligible. Please see our Eligibility & State Authorization page for more information.

Wondering about the specific classes you can take in this program? See the course descriptions below.

  • ATMO 436A: Fundamentals in Atmospheric Sciences - Fundamental topics in the atmospheric sciences. Topics include composition of the atmosphere, atmospheric thermodynamics, atmospheric chemistry, cloud physics, radiative transfer, atmospheric dynamics, and climate.
  • ATMO 455: Intro to Atmospheric and Hydrology Remote Sensing - An introduction to basic remote sensing techniques and their applications to the atmosphere, hydrology and other fields. This includes understanding the basic concepts of radiation transfer, passive and active remote sensing, satellite and ground-based remote sensing and their retrieval techniques.
  • ATMO 441A: Dynamic Meteorology I - Thermodynamics and its application to planetary atmospheres, hydrostatics, fundamental concepts and laws of dynamic meteorology.
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