Technical Electives

Each student is required to complete 21 credits of technical electives prior to graduation.  Students are strongly encouraged to consult with an advisor to develop a group of technical electives that will help the student achieve their individual academic and career goals.  The following list of University of Utah courses has been pre-approved by the Department of Atmospheric Sciences to count as technical electives.  If a student is interested in taking a technical elective that is not on the pre-approved list, they need to make a request to the advisor PRIOR to taking the course.  The advisor will promptly evaluate the course for its suitability and inform the student as to whether the course will be accepted as a technical elective.

For course descriptions and prerequisite information, please refer to the University of Utah catalog.

ACCTG (Accounting)

3000 (3) Survey of Accounting Fundamentals

ASTR (Astronomy)

3060 (3) Introduction to Astrophysics

4060 (3) Observational Astronomy for Scientists

4080 (3) Introduction to Cosmology

BIOL (Biology)

3440 (3) Global Change Ecology

3460 (3) Global Environmental Issues

5440 (3) Urban Ecology

5470 (3) Stable Isotope Biogeochemistry and Ecology

5495 (4) Biophysical Ecology

5810 (3) Nanoscience: Where Biology, Chemistry and Physics Intersect

BUS (Business)

1050 (3) Foundations of Business Thought

CH EN (Chemical Engineering)

2300 (2) Thermodynamics I

CHEM (Chemistry)

1220 (4) General Chemistry II

1225 (1) General Chemistry II Laboratory

2310 (4) Organic Chemistry I

2315 (1) Organic Chemistry Laboratory

3060 (4) Quantum Chemistry & Spectroscopy

3070 (4) Thermodynamics & Chemical Kinetics

3100 (5) Inorganic Chemistry

5810 (3) Nanoscience: Where Biology, Chemistry and Physics Intersect

CMP (City and Metropolitan Planning)

2010 (3) Introduction to Urban Ecology

3010 (3) Introduction to Urban Dynamics

3390 (3) Fostering Sustainability: Scientific and Human Perspectives

4390 (3) Natural Science for Sustainability in Built Environments

4720 (3) Land Use and Transportation Planning

5350 (3) Public Lands and Environmental Policy

5360 (3) Environmental Planning Law and Policy

5370 (3) System Dynamics and Environmental Policy

5390 (3) Sustainability Planning

COMM (Communication)

1510 (3) Radio-Television Performance and Production

1610 (4) Introduction to News Reporting and Writing

3330 (3) Negotiation and Interviewing

3510 (3) Introduction to Web Design

3520 (3) Radio Journalism

3550 (3) Principles of Visual Communication

3555 (3) Digital Journalism

3560 (4) Video Production I

3570 (1-3) Newsbreak

3640 (4) Writing for New Media

4360 (3) Consuming the Earth

4520 (4) TV Journalism

4620 (3) Communication, Globalization, and Transnational Issues

5360 (3) Environmental Communication

5365 (3) Communicating Climate Change

5510 (3) Advanced Web Design

CS (Computer Science)

1040 (3) Creating Interactive Web Content

1400 (4) Introduction to Computer Science

1410 (4) Introduction to Object Oriented Programming

2000 (4) Introduction to Program Design in C

2100 (3) Discrete Structures

2420 (4) Introduction to Algorithms & Data Structures

3200 (3) Introduction to Scientific Computing

CVEEN (Civil and Environmental Engineering)

2240 (3) Surveying and Global Positioning

ECON (Economics)

2010 (3) Principles of Microeconomics

2020 (3) Principles of Macroeconomics

3250 (3) Introduction to Environmental and Natural Resource Economics

5250 (3) Environmental and Natural Resource Economics

5260 (3) Energy Policy Options for Utah

ENTP (Entrepreneurship)

3700 (3) Fundamentals of Entrepreneurship

4560 (3) Small Business Management

5770 (3) Business Discovery & Creation

ENVST (Environmental Studies)

2000 (1) Field Experience: Environment and Sustainability

2100 (3) Introduction to Environment and Sustainability

3080 (3) Studies in Environmental Literature

3365 (3) Environmental Justice

3368 (3) Energy Choices for the 21st Century

3486 (3) Global Environmental Crisis

4380 (3) U.S. Environmental History

5365 (3) Environmental Justice

FCS (Family & Consumer Studies)

5630 (3) Healthy Communities

FINAN (Finance)

3000 (3) Fundamentals of Investing and Business Finance

3040 (3) Financial Management

3050 (3) Introduction to Investments

4240 (3) Risk and Insurance

GEO (Geology and Geophysics)

3010 (3) Geophysics

3300 (3) The Water Planet

3800 (3) The Oceans

5050 (3) Geochronology

5060 (3) Global Geophysics

5190 (3) Marine Geology

5250 (3) Inversion Theory and Applications

5350 (3) Groundwater

5370 (3) Contaminant Partitioning for Engineers and Scientists

5470 (3) Stable Isotope Biogeochemistry & Ecology

5495 (3) Biophysical Ecology

5560 (2) Numerical Methods in the Geosciences

5565 (2) Digital Mapping and GIS in the Geosciences

5675 (3) Paleoclimate Reconstruction

GEOG (Geography)

1180 (3) Introduction to Geo-Programming

1750 (3) Greatest Snow on Earth: Geography of Skiing

3020 (3) Geographical Analysis

3040 (4) Principles of Cartography

3110 (3) The Earth from Space: Remote Sensing of the Environment

3140 (3) Introduction to Geographic Information Systems (GIS)

3170 (3) Satellites, Lasers & Compasses: Field Methods for Geographic Data

3200 (4) Geomorphology: Mountains, Rivers, Deserts

3205 (3) Regional and Global Climates

3210 (3) Global Climate Change

3230 (3) Pyrogeograhy: Fire, Humans, and the Environment

3250 (3) The Crystal Desert: Antarctica and Global Change

3270 (4) Biogeography: Global Patterns of Life

3290 (3) Water in Utah

3292 (3) Snow and Ice

3310 (3) Introduction to Natural Hazards

3330 (3) Urban Environmental Geography

3340 (3) Geography of Disasters & Emergency Management

3350 (3) Resource Conservation & Environmental Management

3360 (3) Ocean Environments

3370 (3) Utah's Energy Landscape

3380 (3) Wilderness Issues and Management

5090 (3) Introduction to Medical Geography

5110 (3) Environmental Analysis Through Remote Sensing

5120 (3) Environmental Optics

5130 (3) Advanced Remote Sensing Applications

5131 (3) Capstone in Remote Sensing

5140 (4) Methods in Geographic Information Systems

5150 (4) Spatial Data Design for GIS

5160 (3) Spatial Modeling with GIS

5161 (3) Capstone in Geographic Information Science

5170 (3) Mobile GIS

5180 (3) Geoprocessing with Python

5215 (3) Climate Change of Its Impacts

5275 (3) Vegetation and Climate Change

5280 (3) Quaternary Environments: Deep History of the Desert Southwest

5350 (3) Public Lands and Environmental Policy

5375 (3) Sustainable Transportation

5460 (3) Popular Literature on Global Change: A Geographic Perspective

IS (Information Systems)

2010 (3) Computer Essentials

4410 (3) Information Systems

4415 (3) Data Structures and Java

4420 (3) Database Fundamentals

4430 (3) Systems Analysis & Design

4440 (3) Networking and Servers

4460 (3) Web Based Applications

4470 (3) Telecommunication and Security

MATH (Mathematics)

3070 (4) Applied Statistics I

3080 (3) Applied Statistics II

3150 (2) Partial Differential Equations for Engineering Students

3160 (2) Applied Complex Variables

3300 (3) Laboratory in Computational Science

4750 (3) Elementary Mathematical Fluid Dynamics

5010 (3) Introduction to Probability

5030 (3) Actuarial Mathematics

5075 (3) Time Series Analysis

5600 (4) Survey of Numerical Analysis

5740 (3) Mathematical Modeling

MET E (Metallurgical Engineering)

3015 (3) Global Influence of Metals

3220 (2) Material and Energy Balances

3500 (3) Fluid Flow

5240 (3) Principles and Practice of Transmission Electron Microscopy

5290 (3) Principles and Practice of Nanoscience and Technology

5320 (2) Materials Engineering and Environment

MG EN (Mining Engineering)

1050 (2) Technical Communications

2400 (3) Introductory Surveying

5270 (2) Landslides and Slope Stability

MGT (Management)

3000 (3) Principles of Management

3600 (3) Managing and Working in Groups and Teams

3680 (3) Human Behavior in Organizations

MKTG (Marketing)

3000 (3) Marketing Vision

3010 (3) Principles of Marketing

4450 (3) Marketing Research

OIS (Operations & Information Systems)

2340 (3) Business Statistics

PHIL (Philosophy)

3530 (3) Environmental Ethics

PHYS (Physics)

2225 (1) Physics Laboratory for Scientists and Engineers II

3060 (3) Introduction to Astrophysics

3150 (3) Energy and Sustainability: A Global Perspective

3410 (4) Modern Optics I and II

3680 (3) Scientific Writing and Speaking

3730 (4) Introduction to Computing in Physics

3740 (3) Introduction to Quantum Theory and Relativity

3760 (3) Principles of Thermodynamics and Statistical Mechanics

4060 (3) Observational Astronomy for Scientists

4080 (3) Introduction to Cosmology

5150 (3) Energy and Sustainability: A Global Perspective

5810 (3) Nanoscience: Where Biology, Chemistry and Physics Intersect

POLS (Political Science)

3390 (3) Introduction to Environmental & Sustainability Policy

5322 (3) Environmental & Sustainability Policy

PRT (Parks, Recreation, & Tourism)

5420 (3) Ecology & Management of Wildland Recreation Settings

THEA (Theater)

3040 (3) Introduction to Voice and Speech