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Atmospheric Science Undergraduate

Hydrometeorology Option

Students prepare for a career involving the interface between meteorology and hydrology. These studies have important applications to flash floods, droughts and water supply. This option includes additional courses on fluid flow and hydrology from the School of Engineering.

Bachelor of Science in Atmospheric Science: Hydrometerorology Option

General Requirements

Credit Hours

English - ENGL 101 (or exemption)

0-3

ENGL 102 (or 105 or exemption)

0-3

Additional English (ENGL 203, 205, 209, 210, 211, or 362; ENGL 362 recommended)

3

COMS 130 or COMS 150 (or exemption)

0-3

COMS 330 (Recommended to take during the senior year)

3

One course in the Humanities

3

One course in the Social Sciences

3

Preparation for the Major

 

MATH 121, MATH 122, MATH 223 and MATH 290

15

MATH 220 or MATH 320

3

PHSX 211 and PHSX 212 (PHSX 213 and 214 recommended: special permission provided)

8

EECS 138

3

MATH 581

3

CHEM 184

3

DSCI 301 or MATH 526

3 or 4

EVRN 148

3

Atmospheric Sciences Requirements

Core Atmospheric Science Courses

 

ATMO 105

5

ATMO 321/GEOG 321

3

ATMO 505

3

ATMO 521/GEOG 521

3

ATMO 630

3

ATMO 640

3

ATMO 642

3

ATMO 660

3

ATMO 680

3

ATMO 697

1

Note: Math 320 should be completed by the Junior year; ATMO 640 should be taken in/by the fall semester of the junior year, and ATMO 660 being taken in the Spring of the Junior year

 

Additional Atmospheric Sciences

 

ATMO 506

3

ATMO 525

2

Civil Engineering requirements

 

C E 301

5

C E 330

4

C E 455

3

Note: You need to start this sequence by the beginning of your junior year, and you need to have finished the math and physics prerequisites to start this sequence.

 

 

Electives (12 credits, any university courses: Note general University restrictions)

12

Hour and GPA Requirements

 

Total Credit hours

> 124

CLAS Hours

> 99

Junior Senior hours

> 45

KU Res hours

> 30

CC Transfer credits

< 64

Other KU Schools

< 25

Hrs Music Org

< 6

Hrs Phys Ed

< 4

Overall GPA

> 2.0

ATMO GPA

> 2.0

Air Pollution Option

Students prepare for a career emphasizing environmental aspects of meteorology. This option includes an additional semester of chemistry as well as environmental studies.

 

Bachelor of Science in Atmospheric Science: Air Pollution Option

General Requirements

Credit Hours

English - ENGL 101 (or exemption)

0-3

ENGL 102 (or 105 or exemption)

0-3

Additional English (ENGL 203, 205, 209, 210, 211 or 362;

English 362 recommended)

3

COMS 130 or COMS 150 (or exemption)

0-3

COMS 330 (recommended to take during senior year)

3

One course in the Humanities

3

One course in the Social Sciences

3

Preparation for the major

 

MATH 121, MATH 122, MATH 223 and MATH 290

15

MATH 220 or MATH 320

3

PHSX 211 and PHSX 212 (PHSX 213 and 214 recommended:

Special permission provided)

3

EECS 138

3

MATH 581

3

CHEM 184

5

DSCI 301 or MATH 526

3 or 4

EVRN 148

3

Atmospheric Sciences Requirements

Core Atmospheric Sciences courses

 

ATMO 105

5

ATMO 321/GEOG 321

3

ATMO 505

3

ATMO 521/GEOG 521

3

ATMO 630

3

ATMO 640

3

ATMO 642

3

ATMO 660

3

ATMO 680

3

ATMO 697

1

Note: Math 320 should be completed by the Junior year; ATMO 640 should be taken by the fall semester of the Junior year, and ATMO 660 being taken in the Spring of the Junior year

 

Additional Atmospheric Sciences

 

ATMO 525

3

Additional course work outside Atmospheric Sciences

 

CHEM 188

5

C E 477

3

Electives (18 credits, any university courses:

Note general University restrictions)

18

Hour and GPA requirements

 

Total Credit Hours

> 124

CLAS Hours

> 99

Junior Senior Hours

> 45

KU Res Hours

> 30

CC Transfer Credits

< 64

Other KU Schools

< 25

Hrs Music Org

< 6

Hrs Phys Ed

< 4

Overall GPA

> 2.0

ATMO GPA

> 2.0

 

General Option

 

This option is for students who want a broad background in atmospheric science. It is also the most suitable option for those who are aiming at a career in weather forecasting. It includes a third semester of synoptic meteorology as well as an air pollution course.
 

Requirements for a General Meteorology Option

General Requirements

Credit Hours

English - ENGL 101 (or exemption)

0-3

ENGL 102 (or 105 or exemption)

0-3

Additional English (ENGL 203, 205, 209, 210, 211, or 362;

ENGL 362 recommended)

3

COMS 130 or COMS 150 (or exemption)

0-3

COMS 330 (recommended to take during the senior year)

3

One course in the Humanities

3

One course in the Social Sciences

3

Preparation for the major

 

MATH 121, MATH 122, MATH 223, and MATH 290

15

MATH 220 or MATH 320

3

PHSX 211 and PHSX 212 (PHSX 213 and 214 recommended:

special permission provided)

8

EECS 138

3

MATH 581

3

CHEM 184

5

DSCI 301 or MATH 526

3 or 4

EVRN 148

3

Atmospheric Sciences Requirements

Core Atmospheric Science courses

 

ATMO 105

5

ATMO 321/GEOG 321

3

ATMO 505

3

ATMO 521/GEOG 521

3

ATMO 630

3

ATMO 640

3

ATMO 642

3

ATMO 660

3

ATMO 680

3

ATMO 697

1

Note: Math 320 should be completed by the junior year

ATMO 640 should be taken by fall semester of the junior year

ATMO 630 & ATMO 660 taken in the spring semester of junior year

 

Additional Atmospheric Sciences

 

ATMO 506

3

ATMO 525

2

ATMO 650

3

Electives (21 credits, any university courses:

Note general University restictions)

21

Hour and GPA Requirements

 

Total Credit Hours

>124

CLAS Hours

>99

Junior Senior Hours

>45

KU Res Hours

>30

CC Transfer credits

<64

Other KU Schools

<25

Hrs Music Org.

<6

Hrs Phys Ed

<4

Overall GPA

>2.0

ATMO GPA

>2.0


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