Atmospheric Sciences

B.S. in Atmospheric Sciences 

Plan of Study Grid
Freshman Year
FallCredits
ATSC 100 Atmospheric Sciences Orientation 1
ATSC 110 Meteorology I 3
ATSC 110L Meteorology I Laboratory 1
ENGL 110 College Composition I 3
MATH 165 Calculus I 4
ES Elective 3
 Credits15
Spring
MATH 166 Calculus II 4
CSCI 130 Introduction to Scientific Programming 4
ENGL 130 Composition II: Writing for Public Audiences 3
ES Elective 3
General Elective 1
 Credits15
Sophomore Year
Fall
ATSC 210 Introduction to Synoptic Meteorology 4
MATH 265 Calculus III 4
PHYS 251 University Physics I 4
ES Elective 3
 Credits15
Spring
ATSC 240 Meteorological Instrumentation 4
ATSC 270 Computer Concepts in Meteorology 3
PHYS 252 University Physics II 4
CHEM 121 General Chemistry I 3
CHEM 121L General Chemistry I Laboratory 1
 Credits15
Junior Year
Fall
ATSC 345 Remote Sensing of the Atmosphere 3
ATSC 350 Atmospheric Thermodynamics 3
MATH 266 Elementary Differential Equations 3
*#Career Electives 3
ES Elective 3
 Credits15
Spring
ATSC 353 Physical Meteorology 3
ATSC 360 Dynamic Meteorology 4
MATH 321
Applied Statistical Methods
or Introduction to Business and Economic Statistics
3
ES Elective 6
 Credits16
Senior Year
Fall
ATSC 405 Numerical Methods in Meteorology 3
ATSC 411 Synoptic Meteorology 4
ATSC 492 Senior Project I 1
*#Career Electives 4
ES Electives 3
 Credits15
Spring
ATSC 460 Mesoscale Dynamics 4
ATSC 492 Senior Project I 2
*#Career Electives 5
General Electives 3
 Credits14
 Total Credits120

* Career Electives are courses that students take to gain additional knowledge and skills that would allow them to develop their chosen career interest. A total of 12 credit hours are required from an approved list of Career Electives. # = A maximum combined limit of 6 credit hours of AtSc 397 Cooperative Education, and AtSc 497 Internship, may be used as Career Electives.


Students must complete enough electives to bring total credit hours up to the 125. Special Emphasis courses can fulfill an essential studies requirement (example-History 104, US History, will count toward the US Diversity as well as the Humanities area). Please Note: Every student must fulfill all University, Departmental, and Essential Studies requirements.