Weather Change: Meteorology degree offered in South Carolina
CHARLESTON, S.C. (AP) — In a state where the weather ranges from snow and ice storms to coastal flooding and hurricanes, South Carolina students can finally get a college degree in meteorology.
The Post and Courier of Charleston reports (http://bit.ly/2cJT8otDS ) that the College of Charleston has won approval to offer the major this year. IT’s the first college in the state to offer the degree.
Associated professor Lee Lindner says the College of Charleston hired its first professor with meteorology training two decades ago and has been pursing approval of the meteorology major for several years.
The college now has four professors who are trained meteorologists and offers 12 courses in the field. The major has about a dozen students/ The first meteorology graduates will receive their degrees in May of 2018.
Information from: The Post and Courier, http://www.postandcourier.com