2018-2019 Catalog

Bachelor of Science in Atmospheric Sciences

Requires 120 credits (36 of which must be number 300 or above) including:

I. Essential Studies Requirements (see University ES listing).

II. Center for Aerospace Sciences requirements, see Aerospace Sciences listing.

III. The Following Curriculum:

Plan of Study Grid
Freshman Year
First SemesterCredits
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
Second Semester
MATH 166 Calculus II 4
ENGL 130 Composition II: Writing for Public Audiences 3
CSCI 130 Introduction to Scientific Programming 4
ES Elective 3
General Elective 1
 Credits15
Sophomore Year
First Semester
ATSC 210 Introduction to Synoptic Meteorology + 4
MATH 265 Calculus III 4
PHYS 251 University Physics I 4
ES Elective 3
 Credits15
Second Semester
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
First Semester
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
Second Semester
MATH 321
Applied Statistical Methods
or Introduction to Business and Economic Statistics
3
ATSC 353 Physical Meteorology + 3
ATSC 360 Dynamic Meteorology + 4
ES Elective 3
ES Elective 3
 Credits16
Senior Year
First Semester
ATSC 405 Numerical Methods in Meteorology + 3
ATSC 411 Synoptic Meteorology + 4
ATSC 492 Senior Project 1
Career Electives 4
ES Elective 3
 Credits15
Second Semester
ATSC 460 Mesoscale Dynamics + 4
ATSC 492 Senior Project 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.

+

Grade of 'C' or higher required.

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