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Atmospheric Science

This program was approved for students entering the university in the Fall 2008 - Summer 2009 catalog year. For more information about catalog year, go to Catalog Year Information.

Bachelor of Science in Atmospheric Science

Major: ATMS

Degree: BS

Unit: College of Arts and Sciences (AS)

General Education

All degrees require the completion of the University-wide General Education Program; see the General Education requirements and the courses that fulfill them. Some General Education requirements may be met in the requirements for the major or supporting coursework, in which case additional electives may be required to complete the minimum hours for the degree.


General Education 34
Minimum Total 34

Arts & Sciences Programmatic Requirements


General 101: A&S Orientation 1
Foreign Language 6-8
(completion of the second semester of a single foreign language; hours will vary depending on the language taken)  
Electives in Humanities or Natural Sciences at 300-level or above 6
(in addition to courses counted toward General Education)  
WR—two approved courses at the 300 level or above  
(may be incorporated into other degree requirements)  
Total 13-15 

Department of Physics


 Core Courses  
Physics 295, 296, 301 3
Physics 298, 299, 300 11
Atmospheric Science Core  
Physics 220/Geography 220, Physics 361, 362, 365, 461, 462, 465, 466, Geography 355 27 
Minimum Total 41

Supporting Courses


Mathematics 205, 206, 301 12
 Physics 450
 A minimum of 9 hours from the following courses, with course taken in at least two disciplines:  

    Civil & Environmental Engineering 470; Chemistry 341, 441; Geosciences 363, 564;

Mathematics 560; Physics 355, 356, 390, 530, 541, 545, 546

 Minimum Total  24
Minimum Electives 7
Minimum Total 121
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