Curriculum Requirements

Required Courses
MSC 346Climate Science and Policy3
Select three of the following (List A):*6-9
Introduction to Weather and Climate **
Survey of Modern Meteorology
Climate and Global Change
Earth's Climate Past and Future
Introduction to Marine Geology
Introduction to the Physics of Climate ***
Climatology and Extreme Weather
Earth's Ancient Atmospheres, Climates, and Sea Levels
Select one of the following (List B)*:3-6
Coastal Law
Ocean Law
Ocean Policy
Decision Making and the Environment
Climate Law
Approved Statistics Course ****0-3
Total Credit Hours15-18

All majors, except Meteorology and Oceanography majors, must take 9 credits from List A and 3 credits from List B.  Meteorology and Oceanography majors must take 6 credits from List A and 6 credits from List B.


Meteorology and Oceanography majors cannot use ATM 102 / ATM 103 from List A as part of their 6 credits required from List A.


Meteorology majors cannot use ATM 307 towards their minor.


Students from a program without a statistics requirement must also take an approved course in statistics increasing this to an 18 credit hour minor. 


Only those courses passed with a grade of “C-” or higher may be applied to the minor. Courses used towards a minor must be above and beyond those used for the major. The Climate Science and Policy minor fulfills the requirements of the People and Society or STEM cognate..

Approved Statistics Courses 

MTH 224Introduction to Probability and Statistics3
MSC 204Environmental Statistics3
ECS 204Environmental Statistics3
EPS 351Introduction to Statistics and Research Design3
ISE 311Applied Probability and Statistics3
MAS 201Introduction to Business Statistics3
MAS 311Applied Probability and Statistics3
NUR 202Introductory Statistics in Health Care3
PSY 291Introduction to Biobehavioral Statistics3
PSY 292Introduction to Biobehavioral Statistics Section B3