BS in Atmospheric Science with concentration in News Media Forecasting

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

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)4MATH 126 (B.S. Degree Requirement)4
CHEM 130 (B.S. Degree Requirement)5EVRN 148 (B.S. Degree Requirement)3
 JMC 101 (Goal 3 Social Science, Major Prerequisite)3
 17 16
ATMO 505 (Major Requirement FALL ONLY)3ATMO 521 (Major Requirement SPRING-EVEN YEARS ONLY)3
MATH 127 (B.S. Degree Requirement)4EECS 138 (Python or Fortran Preferred, C++ & Matlab accepted) B.S. Degree Requirement3
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
GEOG 104 (B.S. Degree Requirement)3PHSX 236 (B.S. Degree Requirement)1
 JMC 302 (Major Requirement)3
 15 15
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
MATH 220 or 320 (B.S. Degree Requirement)3JMC 304 (Major Requirement)3
COMS 130 (Goal 2.2 Communication. B.S. Degree Requirement)3MATH 526 (B.S. Degree Requirement)3
Goal 4.1 US Diversity3Goal 4.2 Global Awareness3
 15 15
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)2
ENGL 362, 203, 205, 209, 210, or 211 (B.S. Degree Requirement)3JMC 415 (Major Requirement)3
Goal 5 Social Responsibility and Ethics3Second Area of Study/Elective/Degree/Junior-Senior Hours22
 16 11
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.