If you are currently a graduate student at CU-Boulder, or if you have a bachelor’s degree and are a non-degree seeking ACCESS student, you may pursue the Graduate Certificate in Atmospheric and Oceanic Sciences by satisfactorily completing four regular lecture (3 credit hour) ATOC graduate level courses* or their cross-listed equivalents (e.g., ATOC 5151 or CHEM 5151) provided the cross-listed equivalents are not offered through your home department(s). To satisfactorily complete a course, you must earn a grade of B or better.
Students must meet course prerequisites prior to enrollment. Most of the Certificate in Atmospheric and Oceanic Sciences courses require at least one year of calculus and one year of calculus-based physics. During the final semester of coursework or upon completion of the ATOC Graduate Certificate requirements, students should contact the ATOC Graduate Program Assistant (firstname.lastname@example.org).
*ATOC graduate level courses are considered those above the 5000 level. ATOC 5000: Critical Issues in Climate and the Environment cannot be applied towards the Graduate Certificate in Atmospheric and Oceanic Sciences requirements.