Atmospheric Sciences Minor

The Atmospheric Sciences minor provides students with an introduction to the impacts of the atmosphere upon society.  A minor in Atmospheric Sciences provides a way to diversify a student's background and apply fundamental scientific principles in an interdisciplinary way. 

Requirements

Students must complete six required courses in the department, which should be selected in consultation with an Atmospheric Sciences advisor.  Students who have not taken Calculus may choose from the courses in the table below. Engineering and science majors should contact an advisor for an appropriate alternative course sequence.  All Atmospheric Sciences courses must be passed with a letter grade of C- or higher.

Course

Credits

Title

Prerequisites

Offered

ATMOS 1010* (SF)

3

Severe and Unusual Weather

 

Sp/S/F

ATMOS 1020* (SF)

3

Climate Change

 

Sp/F

ATMOS 3000

1.5

Professional Development in the Atmospheric Sciences

 

F 1st half

ATMOS 3010

1.5

Weather Forecasting

ATMOS 1010 or ATMOS 3200

Sp 2nd half

ATMOS 3200

3

Mountain Weather and Climate

 

Sp (Even years only)

ATMOS 5260

4

Snow Dynamics and Avalanche Studies

 

Sp

ATMOS 5400

3

The Climate System

MATH 1050

F

*Fulfills general education requirement

For further information regarding the Atmospheric Sciences minor please contact the advisors by sending an email message toatmos-advising@lists.utah.edu or call the Department at (801) 581-6136.