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Suggested Degree Plans for Majors

Most Atmospheric Sciences majors take their major courses during the junior and senior years, although it is certainly possible to begin the major course work as a sophomore if the prerequisites are met. Core courses are offered only once per year, with the first course beginning Autumn Quarter.  It is crucial that ATM S courses are taken in the recommended sequence.

Below are suggested degree plans in each specialization for the junior and senior years. Plans do not include UW general education requirements and may vary, depending on the individual. Please note that non-ATM S courses are subject to the home departments' scheduling discretion and may not be offered as listed in degree plans. To discuss a degree plan, contact the Student Services Coordinator.

Track 1: Meteorology | Track 2: Climate | Track 3: Atmospheric Chemistry & Air Quality

 

Drumheller Fountain and Mt. Rainier
Drumheller Fountain with Mt. Rainier in the distance

 

Track 1: Meteorology

Year 1 - Autumn

Year 1 - Winter

Year 1 - Spring

ATM S 301 (5cr)
AMATH 301 (4cr)
MATH 324 (3cr)

ATM S 340 (3cr)
ATM S 370 (5cr)
AMATH 351 (3cr)

ATM S 321 (3cr)
ATM S 341 (3cr)
ATM S 358 (3cr)
AMATH 353 (3cr)

Year 2 - Autumn

Year 2 - Winter

Year 2 - Spring

ATM S 431 (3cr)
ATM S 441 (3cr)
STAT 390 (4cr)

ATM S 442 (5cr)
ATM S 451W (5cr)

ATM S 452 (5cr)

 

Track 2: Climate

Year 1 - Autumn

Year 1 - Winter

Year 1 - Spring

ATM S 301 (5cr)
AMATH 301 (4cr)
MATH 324 (3cr)
ESS 431 (3cr)

ATM S 340 (3cr)
ATM S 370 (5cr)
AMATH 351 (3cr)

ATM S 321 (3cr)
ATM S 341 (3cr)
ATM S 358 (3cr)
AMATH 353 (3cr)
OCEAN 200 (3cr)

Year 2 - Autumn

Year 2 - Winter

Year 2 - Spring

ATM S 431 (3cr)
ATM S 441 (3cr)
STAT 390 (4cr)
OCEAN 210 (3cr)

ATM S 442 (5cr)
ATM S 451W (5cr)

ATM S 452 (5cr)

 

Track 3: Atmospheric Chemistry and Air Quality

Year 1 - Autumn

Year 1 - Winter

Year 1 - Spring

ATM S 301 (5cr)
AMATH 301 (4cr)
MATH 324 (3cr)
CHEM 142 (5cr)

ATM S 340 (3cr)
ATM S 370 (5cr)
AMATH 351 (3cr)
CHEM 152 (5cr)

ATM S 321 (3cr)
ATM S 341 (3cr)
ATM S 358 (3cr)
AMATH 353 (3cr)

Year 2 - Autumn

Year 2 - Winter

Year 2 - Spring

ATM S 431 (3cr)
ATM S 441 (3cr)
ATM S 458 (4cr)

Electives

Electives

 

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