Why study atmospheric science?

The minor in Atmospheric Science augments other fields of study and broadens career opportunities. The minor requires ATMO 105, ATMO 321, and ATMO 505 plus three courses from the following: ATMO 521, ATMO 525, ATMO 630, ATMO 640, ATMO 642, or ATMO 680. Students must have a minimum grade point average of 2.0 in courses taken for the minor.

Requirements for the Minor in Atmospheric Science

Atmospheric Science Prerequisite or Co-requisite Knowledge
Calculus I. Satisfied by the following:
Calculus I
Calculus I: Honors
Calculus II. Satisfied by the following:
Calculus II
Calculus II: Honors
General Physics I. Satisfied by the following:
General Physics I
and General Physics I Laboratory
General Physics I Honors
Atmospheric Science Minor Course Requirements
Introductory Meteorology. Satisfied by the following:
ATMO 105Introductory Meteorology5
Climate and Climate Change. Satisfied by the following:
ATMO/GEOG 321Climate and Climate Change3
Weather forecasting. Satisfied by the following:
ATMO 505Weather Forecasting3
Atmospheric Science Required Electives
Select three of the following:9
Air Pollution Meteorology
Synoptic Meteorology
Dynamic Meteorology
Remote Sensing
Physical Meteorology

Minor Hours & Minor GPA

While completing all required courses, minors must also meet each of the following hour and GPA minimum standards:

Minor Hours
Satisfied by 20 hours of minor courses.

Minor Hours in Residence
Satisfied by a minimum of 9 hours of KU resident credit in the minor.

Minor Junior/Senior (300+) Hours
Satisfied by a minimum of 15 hours from junior/senior courses (300+) in the minor.

Minor Graduation GPA
Satisfied by a minimum of a 2.0 KU GPA in all departmental courses in the minor. GPA calculations include all departmental courses in the field of study including F’s and repeated courses. See the Semester/Cumulative GPA Calculator.