Curriculum Requirements

Atmospheric Science
ATM 103Survey of Modern Meteorology3
ATM 118Current Weather Topics2
ATM 220Climate And Global Change3
or ATM 307 Introduction To The Physics Of Climate
ATM 243Weather Forecasting3
ATM 265Atmospheric Chemistry3
ATM 303Meteorological Instrumentation and Observation3
ATM 305Atmospheric Thermodynamics3
ATM 405Atmospheric Dynamics I3
ATM 406Atmospheric Dynamics II3
ATM 407Weather Analysis4
ATM 409Cloud Physics, Radiation, and Remote Sensing3
Mathematics Core
MTH 161Calculus I 14
or MTH 171 Calculus I
MTH 162Calculus II 14
or MTH 172 Calculus II
MTH 210Introduction to Linear Algebra3
MTH 224Introduction to Probability and Statistics3
MTH 230Introduction to Abstract Mathematics3
MTH 310Multivariable Calculus3
MTH 311Introduction to Ordinary Differential Equations3
MTH 433Advanced Calculus3
or MTH 533 Introduction to Real Analysis I
MTH 461Survey Of Modern Algebra3
or MTH 561 Abstract Algebra I
Select one of the following Tracks:12
Applied Analysis
Elementary Complex Analysis
Statistical Analysis
Select one of the following Sequences:
Partial Differential Equations I
and Partial Differential Equations II
Ordinary Differential Equations
and Dynamics and Bifurcations
Probability and Statistics
Partial Differential Equations I
Introduction to Probability
Introduction to Mathematical Statistics
Statistical Analysis
Additional Required Courses
CSC 120Computer Programming I4
ENG 105English Composition I3
ENG 106English Composition II3
PHY 205University Physics I3
PHY 206University Physics II3
PHY 207University Physics III3
PHY 208University Physics II Lab1
Arts and Humanities Cognate Courses9
People and Society Cognate Courses9
300+ level elective, to be approved by advisor3
Additional Electives6
Total Credit Hours121

Calculus I and II must be passed with a grade of “C-” or higher. 


Tracks in Applied Analysis and Probability and Statistics are available.  

Sample Plan with Applied Analysis Track

Plan of Study Grid
Freshman Year
FallCredit Hours
ATM 103 Survey of Modern Meteorology 3
ATM 220 Climate And Global Change 3
ENG 105 English Composition I 3
MTH 161 Calculus I 4
Elective #1 3
 Credit Hours16
ATM 118 Current Weather Topics 2
ATM 265 Atmospheric Chemistry 3
ENG 106 English Composition II 3
MTH 162 Calculus II 4
MTH 224 Introduction to Probability and Statistics 3
 Credit Hours15
Sophomore Year
ATM 243 Weather Forecasting 3
MTH 210 Introduction to Linear Algebra 3
PHY 205 University Physics I 3
Elective #2 3
Elective #3 3
 Credit Hours15
ATM 303 Meteorological Instrumentation and Observation 3
MTH 230 Introduction to Abstract Mathematics 3
PHY 206 University Physics II 3
PHY 208 University Physics II Lab 1
Elective #4 3
Elective #5 3
 Credit Hours16
Junior Year
ATM 305 Atmospheric Thermodynamics 3
MTH 310 Multivariable Calculus 3
MTH 311 Introduction to Ordinary Differential Equations 3
PHY 207 University Physics III 3
Elective #6 3
 Credit Hours15
ATM 405 Atmospheric Dynamics I 3
CSC 120 Computer Programming I 4
MTH 433 Advanced Calculus 3
MTH 461 or 561 Survey Of Modern Algebra
or Abstract Algebra I
Elective #7 3
 Credit Hours16
Senior Year
ATM 406 Atmospheric Dynamics II 3
ATM 407 Weather Analysis 4
MTH 513 Partial Differential Equations I 3
MTH 542 Statistical Analysis 3
Elective #8 3
 Credit Hours16
ATM 409 Cloud Physics, Radiation, and Remote Sensing 3
MTH 514 Partial Differential Equations II 3
MTH 512 Elementary Complex Analysis 3
Elective #9 3
 Credit Hours12
 Total Credit Hours121

10 elective courses must include:

  • 3 Arts and Humanities Cognate courses
  • 3 People and Society Cognate courses
  • 1 Course (3 credits) at the 300+ level