Climate and Society (WCS)

The MPS in Climate and Society emphasizes the relationship between weather, climate and societal impacts.

Plan of Study Grid
Year One
FallCredit Hours
ATM 651 or 614 Introduction to Atmospheric Science
or Introduction to Weather and Climate
3
ATM 653 Climate Change 3
MES 660
MES 661
Introduction to Marine Geographic Information Systems
and Introduction to Marine Geographic Information Systems - Laboratory (Can be taken in Fall or Spring)
3
GEG 648 Climate Change & Public Health (or ELECTIVE) 3
 Credit Hours12
Spring
ATM 765 General Circulation of the Atmosphere (or ELECTIVE) 3
MES 662 Spatial Analysis: Intermediate Course in Marine GIS (or ELECTIVE) 3
RSM 620 Climate and Society 3
RSM 670 Carbon and Climate (or ELECTIVE) 3
 Credit Hours12
Summer
ATM 805 MPS Internship 6
 Credit Hours6
 Total Credit Hours30

Elective Options

Students may take any elective on the RSMAS campus with the consent of their faculty advisor. Below are a few examples of courses past students in this program used as electives.

ACC 671Accounting for Decision Making2
RSM 670Carbon and Climate3
ATM 732Climate Dynamics3
MES 720Coastal Law and Policy3
MES 618Coastal Zone Management3
ATM 663Mesoscale Meteorology and Severe Storms3
MES 602Economics of Natural Resources3
FIN 602Fundamentals of Finance3
ATM 611Geophysical Fluid Dynamics I3
MES 662Spatial Analysis: Intermediate Course in Marine GIS3
MES 710International Ocean Law And Governance3
MES 660Introduction to Marine Geographic Information Systems3
MGT 600Managing Responsible Behavior in Organizations3
ATM 633Atmospheric Boundary Layer3
MES 616Ocean Policy and Development and Analysis3
RSM 645Scientific Communication3