2011-2012 University Catalog 
2011-2012 University Catalog

Atmospheric Science Minor

Banner Code:  ATMS

Topics include weather forecasting, climate change, and the predictability of coupled ocean-atmosphere-land-variations. Students in physics, math, engineering, and computational sciences may be attracted to this minor because it provides a compelling application of the fundamental methods of analysis learned in their major. Such students are ideal candidates for research in atmospheric science and climate dynamics and the minor will facilitate entry into graduate studies in these fields.

Students in Earth Science, Geography and Geoinformation Science, and Environmental Science may find this minor useful because the atmosphere is an important influence on geography, ecosystems, and geological strata, and plays an important role in global change. The minor is not open to students in the Atmospheric Sciences concentration of the Earth Science major. Contacts: Dr. Nord and Dr. Boybeyi.

This program of study is offered by the Department of Atmospheric, Oceanic and Earth Sciences in the College of Science .

Course Work

Eight credits of course work must be unique to the mior. For policies governing all minors, see the Academic Policies  chapter of this catalog.

Total: 17 credits