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B.S. Degree Requirements

Graduation Requirements

  • Maintain an overall G.P.A. of 2.0 or higher
  • Receive a letter grade of C- or higher in all courses required for the major
  • Receive a letter grade of C or better in all MATH courses
  • Complete an experiential learning experience

Honors Requirements

Degree Requirements

Required Courses. 65 Total Credits
 Lower-Division Required Courses
  • Complete at least 3 of the following:
  • Complete the following:
    • CHEM1210 - General Chemistry I (4)
    • CHEM1215 - General Chemistry Laboratory I (1)
    • PHYS2210 - Physics for Scientists and Engineers I (4)
    • PHYS2215 - Physics Laboratory for Scientists and Engineers I (1)
    • PHYS2220 - Physics for Scientists and Engineers II (4)
    • MATH1210 - Calculus I (4)
    • MATH1220 - Calculus II (4)
    • MATH2210 - Calculus III (3)
    • MATH2250 - Differential Equations and Linear Algebra (4)

Upper-Division Required Courses

  • Complete the following:
    • ATMOS3000 - Professional Development in the Atmospheric Sciences (2)
    • ATMOS5000 - Introduction to Atmospheric Science (3)
    • ATMOS5050 - Environmental Instrumentation (2)
    • ATMOS5100 - Introduction to Atmospheric Dynamics (3)
    • ATMOS5300 - Atmospheric Thermodynamics & Boundary Layer Processes (3)
    • ATMOS5340 - Environmental Programming & Statistics (3)
    • ATMOS5400 - The Climate System (3)
    • ATMOS5310 - Physical Meteorology (3)
    • ATMOS5800 - Experiential Learning I (1)
  • Earn at least 1 credits from:
  • Complete at least 1 of the following:
    • ATMOS3670 - Science Communication and Mentoring Skill for the Next Generation (3)
    • WRTG3014 - Writing in the Sciences (3)
    • WRTG3015 - Professional Writing (3)
Complete one of the following tracks
 
Environmental Science Track (30 - 31 Total Credits)
 
  • Earn at least 27 credits from the following:
    • BIOL3460 - Global Environmental Issues (3)
    • BIOL5490 - Ecosystem Ecology (3)
    • GEOG3110 - Introduction to Remote Sensing (3)
    • GEOG5190 - GIS for Environmental and Public Health (3)
    • GEOG5110 - Environmental Analysis Through Remote Sensing (3)
    • GEOG5120 - Advanced Optical Remote Sensing (3)
    • GEOG5292 - Snow & Ice (3)
    • GEO5650 - Hydrology and Water Resources (3)
    • PHIL3530 - Environmental Ethics (3)
    • PHYS2225 - Physics Laboratory for Scientists and Engineers II (1)
    • GEOG5215 - Climate Change Impacts, Adaptation and Mitigation (3)
    • PHYS5150 - Energy & sustainability-A Global Perspective (3)
    • ATMOS3100 - Atmospheric Chemistry and Air Pollution (3)
    • ATMOS3200 - Mountain Weather and Climate (3)
    • ATMOS5010 - Weather Forecasting (1.5)
    • ATMOS5210 - Synoptic-Dynamic Meteorology II (1.5)
    • ATMOS5250 - Mountain Meteorology (3)
    • ATMOS5260 - Snow Dynamics and Avalanche Studies (4)
    • ATMOS5270 - Wind Power Meteorology (1.5)
    • ATMOS5500 - Numerical Weather Prediction (1.5)
    • ATMOS5520 - Remote Sensing of the Environment (1.5)
    • ATMOS5700 - Mesoscale & Radar Meteorology (3)
  • Complete at least 1 of the following:
    • COMM4360 - Consuming the Earth (3)
    • COMM5360 - Environmental Communication (3)
    • COMM4650 - Environmental Reporting (4)
    • LING3600 - Cross-Cultural Communication (3)
    • WRTG3014 - Writing in the Sciences (3)
    • COMM5365 - Communicating Climate Change (3)
Professional Meteorology Track (30 - 31Total Credits)
 
  • Earn at least 20 credits from the following:
    • GEOG3100 - Introduction to Geographic Information Science (GIS) and Cartography (5)
    • GEOG3110 - Introduction to Remote Sensing (3)
    • GEOG5180 - Geoprocessing with Python (3)
    • MATH3070 - Applied Statistics I (4)
    • MATH3150 - Partial Differential Equations for Engineering Students (2)
    • MATH3160 - Applied Complex Variables (2)
    • MGT3000 - Principles of Management (3)
    • PHYS2225 - Physics Laboratory for Scientists and Engineers II (1)
    • PHYS3150 - Energy and Sustainability: A Global Perspective (3)
    • ATMOS3100 - Atmospheric Chemistry and Air Pollution (3)
    • ATMOS3200 - Mountain Weather and Climate (3)
    • ATMOS5010 - Weather Forecasting (1.5)
    • ATMOS5210 - Synoptic-Dynamic Meteorology II (1.5)
    • ATMOS5250 - Mountain Meteorology (3)
    • ATMOS5260 - Snow Dynamics and Avalanche Studies (4)
    • ATMOS5270 - Wind Power Meteorology (1.5)
    • ATMOS5500 - Numerical Weather Prediction (1.5)
    • ATMOS5520 - Remote Sensing of the Environment (1.5)
    • ATMOS5700 - Mesoscale & Radar Meteorology (3)
  • Complete the following:
  • Complete at least 1 of the following:
    • COMM1610 - Introduction to News Reporting and Writing (4)
    • COMM3330 - Negotiation and Interviewing (3)
    • COMM3570 - Newsbreak (3)
    • LING3600 - Cross-Cultural Communication (3)
    • WRTG3014 - Writing in the Sciences (3)
Snow and Water Sciences Track (30 Total Credits)
 
  • Earn at least 13 credits from the following:
    • GEOG3100 - Introduction to Geographic Information Science (GIS) and Cartography (5)
    • GEOG3310 - Introduction to Natural Hazards (3)
    • GEOG5110 - Environmental Analysis Through Remote Sensing (3)
    • GEOG5120 - Advanced Optical Remote Sensing (3)
    • GEOG5292 - Snow & Ice (3)
    • GEO3300 - The Water Planet (3)
    • GEO3800 - The Oceans (3)
    • GEO5350 - Groundwater (3)
    • GEO5565 - Digital Mapping and GIS in the Geosciences (2)
    • PHIL5540 - Hydrotopia: Water Rights and the Environment (3)
    • POLS5510 - Water Policy and Politics (3)
    • ATMOS3100 - Atmospheric Chemistry and Air Pollution (3)
    • ATMOS3200 - Mountain Weather and Climate (3)
    • ATMOS5010 - Weather Forecasting (1.5)
    • ATMOS5210 - Synoptic-Dynamic Meteorology II (1.5)
    • ATMOS5250 - Mountain Meteorology (3)
    • ATMOS5260 - Snow Dynamics and Avalanche Studies (4)
    • ATMOS5270 - Wind Power Meteorology (1.5)
    • ATMOS5500 - Numerical Weather Prediction (1.5)
    • ATMOS5520 - Remote Sensing of the Environment (1.5)
  • Complete the following:
    • ATMOS5110 - Synoptic-Dynamic Meteorology I (3)
    • ATMOS5120 - Weather Discussion (1)
    • ATMOS5260 - Snow Dynamics and Avalanche Studies (4)
    • ATMOS5700 - Mesoscale & Radar Meteorology (3)
    • GEO5650 - Hydrology and Water Resources (3)
  • Complete at least 1 of the following:
    • COMM5360 - Environmental Communication (3)
    • COMM5365 - Communicating Climate Change (3)
    • WRTG3014 - Writing in the Sciences (3)
Last Updated: 7/27/20