Curriculum

Atmospheric Science B.S. Degree

The Atmospheric Science B.S. degree is designed to prepare students for diverse and rewarding careers. We offer five career concentrations: National Weather Service, Broadcasting, Private Industry, Climate Change, and Graduate School. Our concentrations provide specialized courses to develop knowledge and skills tailored to each student’s career interests. Students generally choose one or more career concentrations during their sophomore year.

⇒ Learn more about the Bachelor of Science in Atmospheric Sciences program
⇒ Learn more about the Atmospheric Sciences Minor program

Atmospheric Science Student Learning Outcomes

Students who earn a Bachelor's of Science in Atmospheric Science will:

  1. Apply fundamental mathematical and physical concepts to the analysis and understanding of atmospheric science related events
  2. Correctly analyze atmospheric science data and develop a scientifically based weather forecast
  3. Use technology to manage, display, and analyze digitized geophysical data
  4. Effectively present atmospheric science concepts to knowledgeable audiences

Atmospheric Science B.S. Degree Three- and Four-Year Pathways

One advantage and unique aspect of the Atmospheric Science B.S. degree curriculum is its flexibility. In addition to the traditional four-year pathway, we offer an accelerated three-year pathway. Transfer students or high-school students that have taken or tested into at least Calculus II can complete their degree in three years.

These are suggested pathways for mathematics, science, and core atmospheric sciences courses (and credits) required for the Atmospheric Sciences Bachelor of Science degree program.

Atmospheric Sciences 3-year suggested pathway

Atmospheric Sciences suggested 3-year pathway

Atmospheric Sciences suggested 4-year pathway

Atmospheric Sciences suggested 4-year pathway

Note: These are suggested pathways only and will therefore likely vary depending on student preparation. Each student must also take courses to fulfill at least one ATM Career Concentration and all NVU degree requirements including at least 40 General Education foundation and elective credits.


Climate Change Science B.S. Degree

As climate change progresses, the need for new expertise is expected to grow. the need for informed leadership and action to mitigate its effects will grow. The Climate Change Science B.S. degree is designed to empower students with the training and skills necessary to make a difference in the world.

⇒ Learn more about the Bachelor of Science in Climate Change Science program

Climate Change Science B.S. Degree Pathway

These are suggested core and elective courses (and credits) required for the Climate Change Science Bachelor of Science degree program.

Climate Change Science suggested pathway

Climate Change Science suggested pathway

NOTE: This is a suggested pathway only, and will therefore likely vary depending on student preparation. Each student must also take courses to fulfill all LSC degree requirements including at least 40 General Education foundation and elective credits.