The Minor in Broadcast Meteorology, offered by the Department of Meteorology and Climate Science in collaboration with the School of Journalism and Mass Communications , is designed to prepare students from both STEM- and non-STEM majors to solve interdisciplinary problems involving the meteorology, climate and atmospheric sciences. Students will learn to prepare and present a professional weathercast with emphasis on communication skills, computer graphics, and on-camera delivery. Broadcast meteorology combines passions in weather, communications, technology applications, and reporting. Students in the minor will build meteorological knowledge and communication skills, which are essential for broadcast meteorology.
University Graduation Requirements
To be awarded a minor, at least 12 units of coursework must be completely distinct and separate from the coursework in the major, and coursework for the minor must include a minimum of 6 upper-division units (University Policy S16-4). Minor preparation or support courses do not count toward the 12 distinct units. Of the coursework for the minor, at least 6 units must be completed in residence at SJSU. The minimum aggregate GPA for all coursework required for the minor must be at least 2.0.