Below is a sample 4-year plan for students pursuing the BS in Atmospheric Science with concentration in News Media Forecasting. 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 (2 Crs. Required), B.S. Degree Requirement)3EVRN 148 (Goal 3 Natural Science, B.S. Degree Requirement)3
ATMO 105 (Major Requirement)5PHSX 211 (B.S. Degree Requirement)4
MATH 125 (B.S. Degree Requirement)4PHSX 216 (B.S. Degree Requirement)1
CHEM 130 (B.S. Degree Requirement)5MATH 126 (B.S. Degree Requirement)4
 JOUR 101 (Goal 3 Social Science, Major Prequisite)3
 17 15
Sophomore
FallHoursSpringHours
ATMO 321 (Major Requirement)3EECS 138 (Fortran Preferred, C++ & Matlab accepted) B.S. Degree Requirement3
ATMO 505 (Major Requirement)3MATH 220 (B.S. Degree Requirement)3
PHSX 212 (B.S. Degree Requirement)3MATH 290 (B.S. Degree Requirement)2
PHSX 236 (B.S. Degree Requirement)1ENGL 102 (Goal 2.1 (2 Crs. Required), B.S. Degree Requirement)3
MATH 127 (B.S. Degree Requirement)4JOUR 302 (Major Requirement)3
Elective2 
 16 14
Junior
FallHoursSpringHours
ATMO 640 (Major Requirement)3ATMO 521 (Major Requirement)3
ATMO 680 (Major Requirement)3ATMO 605 (Major Requirement)2
MATH 526 (B.S. Degree Requirement)3ATMO 630 (Major Requirement)3
MATH 581 (B.S. Degree Requirement)3ATMO 660 (Major Requirement)3
Elective3JOUR 304 (Major Requirement)3
 15 14
Senior
FallHoursSpringHours
ATMO 650 (Major Requirement)3ATMO 642 (Major Requirement)3
GEOG 358 (B.S. Degree Requirement)4ATMO 697 (Major Requirement)1
ENGL 362 (Goal 1.1, B.S. Degree Requirementt)3JOUR 415 (Major Requirement)3
Goal 4.1 U.S. Diversity3COMS 130 (B.S. Degree Requirement)3
Goal 4.2 Global Awareness3Goal 5 Social Responsibility & Ethics3
 16 13
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.