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This Major provides a solid basis for postgraduate study in meteorology, atmospheric physics, or related fields, as well as the necessary preparation for embarking on a professional career as a meteorologist directly after the B.Sc.

The program is jointly administered by the Department of Physics and the Department of Atmospheric and Oceanic Sciences. Students should consult undergraduate advisers in both departments.

Required Courses (64 credits)

ATOC 214 (3) Introduction: Physics of the Atmosphere
ATOC 215 (3) Oceans, Weather and Climate
ATOC 309 (3) Weather Radars and Satellites
ATOC 315 (3) Thermodynamics and Convection
ATOC 412 (3) Atmospheric Dynamics
ATOC 540 (3) Synoptic Meteorology 1
ATOC 541 (3) Synoptic Meteorology 2
ATOC 546 (1) Current Weather Discussion
MATH 222 (3) Calculus 3
MATH 223 (3) Linear Algebra
MATH 314 (3) Advanced Calculus
MATH 315 (3) Ordinary Differential Equations
PHYS 230 (3) Dynamics of Simple Systems
PHYS 232 (3) Heat and Waves
PHYS 257 (3) Experimental Methods 1
PHYS 258 (3) Experimental Methods 2
PHYS 331 (3) Topics in Classical Mechanics
PHYS 333 (3) Thermal and Statistical Physics
PHYS 339 (3) Measurements Laboratory in General Physics
PHYS 340 (3) Majors Electricity and Magnetism
PHYS 342 (3) Majors Electromagnetic Waves
PHYS 446 (3) Majors Quantum Physics

Complementary Course (3 credits)

Students select one of the following courses:

PHYS 432 (3) Physics of Fluids
PHYS 434 (3) Optics
PHYS 439 (3) Majors Laboratory in Modern Physics