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Atmospheric science

Topics of study in this minor include weather forecasting, climate change, and the predictability of coupled ocean-atmosphere-land-variations.

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Program Highlights

Physics, math, and engineering majors: learn to apply principles of fluid mechanics to understand atmospheric behavior and climate.

Astronomy majors: take the opportunity to study the best-understood planetary atmosphere of all: ours.

Geography and environmental science majors: learn about a key determinant of the Earth's environment.

Course Catalog

Review admission and course requirements for this degree: