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Undergraduate Bulletin 2009-2010

Program in Earth and Atmospheric Sciences


The B.A. in Earth and Atmospheric Sciences is offered as an interdisciplinary study of significant breadth spanning two classical disciplines. Students electing this major have the potential to realize new opportunities for personal enrichment and career development. However, those students committed to seeking advanced degrees in a more traditional field, such as Atmospheric Science, should pursue the corresponding B.S. degree instead. All students contemplating any of the curricula described here should thoroughly discuss their options with personnel of the Advisement Services Center (ASC) and a department undergraduate adviser before formal declaration of a specific major.

Degree Requirements for the Major in Earth and Atmospheric Sciences

General Program B.A.: A minimum of 55 credits for the combined major and minor including: A PHY 105 or 140 or 141 or T PHY 141; A PHY 106 or 145; A PHY 108 or 150 or 151 or T PHY 151; A PHY 109 or 155; A MAT 101, 108, 111; A CHM 120 or 130 or T CHM 130; A ENV/A GEO 105 or A GOG 101, A ENV/A GEO 250; A GEO 221; A ATM 100 or 102 or 107, 210; one course from: A GOG 290, 304, 407, 431, 484, 496; at least 15 credits from the following, including at least two courses each with the A ATM or A GEO designation: A ATM 211, A ATM 301, 304, 306, 307, 311, 335, 414, A ATM/A ENV 327, A ENV/A GEO 350, 435, 450, 466, A GEO 330, 331, 470, A MAT 113 or T MAT 119.