BS in Atmospheric Science with concentration in General Meteorology

Below is a sample 4-year plan for students pursuing the BS in Atmospheric Science with a concentration in General Meteorology. To view the list of courses approved to fulfill KU Core Goals, please visit the KU Core website.

Freshman
FallHoursSpringHours
ENGL 101 (Goal 2.1 Written Communication/BS Writing I)3ENGL 102 (Goal 2.1 Written Communication/BS Writing II)3
ATMO 105 (Goal 3 Natural Science, Major Requirement)5ATMO 321 (Major Requirement)3
MATH 125 (Goal 1.2 Quantitative Literacy, B.S. Degree Requirement)4GEOG 104 (B.S. Degree Requirement)3
CHEM 130 (B.S. Degree Requirement)5MATH 126 (B.S. Degree Requirement)4
 17 13
Sophomore
FallHoursSpringHours
MATH 127 (B.S. Degree Requirement)4ATMO 521 (Major Requirement SPRING-EVEN YEARS ONLY)3
ATMO 505 (Major Requirement FALL ONLY)3EECS 138 (Python or Fortran Preferred, C++ & Matlab accepted), B.S. Degree Requriement3
PHSX 211 (Goal 1.1 Critical Thinking, B.S. Degree Requirement)4MATH 290 (B.S. Degree Requirement)2
PHSX 216 (B.S. Degree Requirement)1PHSX 212 (B.S. Degree Requirement)3
EVRN 148 (B.S. Degree Requirement)3PHSX 236 (B.S. Degree Requirement)1
 Second Area of Study/Elective/Degree/Junior-Senior Hours23
 15 15
Junior
FallHoursSpringHours
ATMO 640 (Major Requirement FALL ONLY)3ATMO 630 (Major Requirement SPRING ONLY)3
ATMO 680 (Major Requirement FALL ONLY)3ATMO 660 (Major Requirement SPRING ONLY)3
COMS 130 (Goal 2.2 Communication, B.S. Degree Requirement)3MATH 526 (B.S. Degree Requirement)3
MATH 220 or 320 (B.S. Degree Requirement)3Goal 4.1 U.S. Diversity3
Goal 3 Social Science3Second Area of Study/Elective/Degree/Junior-Senior Hours23
 15 15
Senior
FallHoursSpringHours
ATMO 650 (Major Requirement FALL ONLY)3ATMO 697 (Major Requirement)1
GEOG 358 (B.S. Degree Requirement)4ATMO 642 (Goal 6 Integration & Creativity, Major Requirement SPRING-ODD YEARS ONLY)3
MATH 581 (B.S. Degree Requirement)3ATMO 605 (Major Requirement SPRING ONLY)2
ENGL 362, 203, 205, 209, 210, or 211 (B.S. Degree Requirement)3ATMO 525 (Major Requirement SPRING ONLY)3
Goal 4.2 Global Awareness3Goal 5 Social Responsibility & Ethics3
 Second Area of Study/Elective/Degree/Junior-Senior Hours22
 16 14
Total Hours 120

Please note:

All students in the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences are required to complete 120 total hours of which 45 hours must be at the Jr/Sr (300+) level.

The same course cannot be used to fulfill more than one KU Core Goal. However, overlap of a KU Core course with a major or degree-specific requirement is allowed. Overlapping is recommended to allow more opportunities to explore other majors and/or minors.