AS Major Requirements

Atmospheric Science

a. Core courses

  • EAS 3050 Climate Dynamics
  • EAS 3410 Atmospheric Thermodynamics and Hydrostatics
  • EAS 3420 Atmospheric Dynamics
  • EAS 3520 Synoptic Meteorology I
  • EAS 4470 Physical Meteorology
  • EAS 4510 Synoptic Meteorology II
  • Plus at least two other atmospheric courses

b.

  • See suggested electives listed below for additional courses

2. Mathematics, statistics, and computer science:

a.

  • MATH 1110 Calculus I
  • MATH 1120 Calculus II
  • MATH 1920 Multivariable Calculus for Engineers¬†or¬†MATH 2130 Calculus III
  • MATH 2930 Differential Equations for Engineers

b.

  • AEM 2100 Introductory Statistics or equivalent

c.

  • EAS 2900 Computer Programming and Meteorology Software or equivalent

3. Basic physical sciences:

a.

  • PHYS 2207 Fundamentals of Physics I or equivalent
  • PHYS 2208 Fundamentals of Physics II or equivalent

b.

  • CHEM 1560 Introduction to General Chemistry or equivalent

4. Suggested Electives:

Courses marked * are required for Federal Civil Service

Operational Suggested:

  • EAS 1310 Basic Principles of Meteorology
  • EAS 1330 Basic Meteorology Lab
  • EAS 1340 Introductory Weather Analysis and Forecasting
  • EAS 2500 Meteorological Observations and Instruments*
  • EAS 2680 Climate and Global Warming
  • EAS 4350 Statistical Methods in Meteorology and Climatology
  • EAS 4700 Advanced Weather Forecasting and Analysis
  • EAS 4860 Tropical Meteorology and Climate

Education Suggested:

  • EAS 1310 Basic Principles of Meteorology
  • EAS 1330 Basic Meteorology Lab
  • EAS 1340 Introductory Weather Analysis and Forecasting
  • EAS 2500 Meteorological Observations and Instruments*
  • EAS 4980 Teaching Experience in Earth and Atmospheric Sciences
  • Courses in ASTRO and/or EAS

Broadcasting Suggested:

  • EAS 1310 Basic Principles of Meteorology
  • EAS 1330 Basic Meteorology Lab
  • EAS 1340 Introductory Weather Analysis and Forecasting
  • EAS 2500 Meteorological Observations and Instruments*
  • EAS 2680 Climate and Global Warming
  • EAS 4700 Advanced Weather Forecasting and Analysis
  • EAS 4960 Internship Experience
  • COMM 2010 Oral Communication
  • minor in communication

Business Suggested:

  • EAS 1310 Basic Principles of Meteorology
  • EAS 1330 Basic Meteorology Lab
  • EAS 2680 Climate and Global Warming
  • minor in AEM

Environmental Suggested:

  • CHEM 2070 General Chemistry I
  • CHEM 2080 General Chemistry II
  • EAS 1310 Basic Principles of Meteorology
  • EAS 1330 Basic Meteorology Lab
  • EAS 1340 Introductory Weather Analysis and Forecasting
  • EAS 2500 Meteorological Observations and Instruments*
  • EAS 2680 Climate and Global Warming
  • EAS 3340 Microclimatology
  • EAS 4350 Statistical Methods in Meteorology and Climatology
  • EAS 4570 Atmospheric Air Pollution
  • EAS 4800 Our Changing Atmosphere: Global Change and Atmospheric Chemistry
  • EAS 4860 Tropical Meteorology and Climate

Additional Information:

It is recommended that students who are interested in graduate study in atmospheric science take additional courses in mathematics and physics and also undertake undergraduate research that can lead to honors research.