General Sample Curriculum

A general sample curriculum for Atmospheric and Oceanic Sciences majors is presented below. The curriculum here includes the required physical science, math, and ATOC courses, but it does not include general education requirements or non-ATOC electives.


Year 1 - Fall (14 cr.) Year 1 - Spring (14 cr.)
FYSM 1000 - ATOC 1st Yr Seminar (3) ATOC 2050 Intro. to Atmos. Science (3)
APPM 1350 Calc. 1 for Engineers (4) APPM 1360 Calc. 2 for Engineers (4)
PHYS 1110 General Physics 1 (4) PHYS 1120 General Physics 2 (4)
A&S Gen. Ed.: Skills Acquisition (3) A&S Gen. Ed.: Distrib. Requirement (3)
Year 2 - Fall (15 cr.) Year 2 - Spring (17 cr.)
ATOC 3600 Principles of Climate (3) ATOC 3070 Intro. to Oceanography (3)
APPM 2350 Calc. 3 for Engineers (4) ATOC 3300 Analy. of Clim. & Weath. Obs. (3)
CHEM 1113 General Chemistry 1 (4) APPM 2360 Diff. Equat. with Linear Alg. (4)
CHEM 1114 Lab in General Chemistry 1 (1) CSCI 1300 Computer Science 1 (4)
A&S Gen Ed: Distrib. Requirement (3) A&S Gen. Ed.: Distrib. Requirement (3)
Year 3 - Fall (15 cr.) Year 3 - Spring (15 cr.)
ATOC 4710 Intro. to Atmos. Physics (3) ATOC 4200 Biogeochemical Oceanog. (3)
ATOC 4815 Sci. Program. & Data Visualiz. (3) ATOC 4700 Weath. Analy. & Forecasting (3)
A&S Gen Ed: Distrib. Requirement (3) ATOC 4720 Intro. to Atmos. Dynamics (3)
A&S Gen Ed: Distrib. Requirement (3) A&S Gen Ed: Skills Acquisition (3)
A&S Gen Ed: Distrib. Requirement (3) A&S Gen Ed: Distrib. Requirement (3)
Year 4 - Fall (15 cr.) Year 4 - Spring (15 cr.)
ATOC 4550 Mountain Meteorology (3) ATOC 4840 Field Observation Lab (3)
ATOC 4750 Desert Meteorology (3) ATOC 4800 Climate controversies (3)
ATOC 4870 Weather Modeling Lab (3) ATOC 4770 Wind Energy Meteorology (3)
A&S Gen Ed: Distrib. Requirement (3) A&S Gen Ed: General Elective (3)
A&S Gen Ed: General Elective (3) A&S Gen Ed: General Elective (3)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Sample Curricula Based on Interests

For students with specific interests the links below lead to schedule examples that focus on weather, climate, or oceans, with an additional example for those interested in studying abroad. Note that for students interested in focusing on skill-based goals (e.g., modeling or instrumentation) while with ATOC, any of these spreadsheets contain the information needed to develop a personalized curriculum for your path forward. 


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