Sample Curriculum

A 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 credits)
FYSM 1000 First Year Seminar - ATOC section (3 credit hours)
APPM 1350 Calculus 1 for Engineers (4 credit hours)
PHYS 1110 General Physics 1 Calculus Based (4 credit hours)
A&S Gen Ed: Skills Acquisition (ex: Lower-Division Written Communication) (3 credit hours)

Spring (14 credits)
APPM 1360 Calculus 2 for Engineers (4 credit hours)
PHYS 1120 General Physics 2 Calculus Based (4 credit hours)
A&S Gen Ed: Distribution Requirement (3 credit hours)
A&S Gen Ed: Distribution requirement (3 credit hours)

Year 2

Fall (15 credits)
CHEM 1113 General Chemistry 1 (4 credit hours)
CHEM 1114 Laboratory in General Chemistry 1 (1 credit hour)
APPM 2350 Calculus 3 for Engineers (4 credit hours)
ATOC 3600 Principles of Climate (3 credit hours)
A&S Gen Ed: Distribution Requirement (3 credit hours)

Spring (17 credits)
APPM 2360 Differential Equations with Linear Algebra (4 credit hours)
ATOC 3070 Introduction to Oceanography (3 credit hours)
ATOC 3500 Air Chemistry and Pollution (3 credit hours)
CSCI 1300 Computer Science 1: Starting Computing (4 credit hours)
A&S Gen Ed: Distribution Requirement (3 credit hours)

Year 3

Fall (15 credits)
ATOC 4720 Introduction to Atmospheric Dynamics (3 credit hours)
ATOC 4500 Remote Sensing (3 credit hours)
ATOC 4500 Scientific Programming and Data Visualization (3 credit hours)
A&S Gen Ed: Distribution Requirement (3 credit hours)
A&S Gen Ed: Distribution Requirement (3 credit hours)

Spring (15 credits)
ATOC 4200 Biogeochemical Oceanography (3 credit hours)
ATOC 4700 Weather Analysis and Forecasting (3 credit hours)
ATOC Upper Division Elective (3 credit hours)  
A&S Gen Ed: Skills Acquisition (ex: Upper-Division Written Communication) (3 credit hours)
A&S Gen Ed: Distribution Requirement (3 credit hours)  

Year 4

Fall (15 credits)
ATOC 3300 Analysis of climate and weather observations (3 credit hours)
ATOC 4500 Physical Oceanography and Climate (3 credit hours)
ATOC 4750 Wind Energy Meteorology (3 credit hours)
A&S Gen Ed: Distribution Requirement (3 credit hours)
Elective Course (3 credit hours)

Spring (15credits)
ATOC 4500 Instrument Lab (3 credit hours)
ATOC 4800 Climate controversies (3 credit hours)
ATOC 4950 Honors Thesis (3 credit hours)
Elective Course (3 credit hours)
Elective Course (3 credit hours)