University General Course Catalog 2018-2019 
    Aug 14, 2020  

Atmospheric Science, B.S. (TMCC)

Students who start their career at Truckee Meadows Community college may complete a Bachelor of Science degree with a major in Atmospheric Science by following the course of study described below.

TMCC Program to be completed - Associate of Science

  • A candidate for a bachelor’s degree must earn a minimum of 120 units, at least 40 of which must be in courses numbered 300 or above. A minimum of 60 units must be taken at a 4-year institution with a minimum of 30 units (300-level or above) in residence at the University of Nevada, Reno. 
  • Students who graduate from a Nevada System of Higher Education (NSHE) community college with an Associate of Arts, Associate of Science, or an Associate of Business degree automatically fulfill lower-division general education requirements (CO1-8) at the University unless specific general education courses are required for completion of the student’s major program.
  • To find out how other courses transfer, visit the course equivalency guide.
  • See the Atmospheric Science, B.S. program description  for a four-year recommended schedule for completion of degree requirements.

NOTE: This transfer agreement has been created specifically for the programs listed above and only applies to students who complete the associate’s degree listed. If the associate’s degree is not earned, or a new program is selected, the transfer and articulation of listed courses, as well as fulfilled degree requirements, could be impacted.

Contact Information

University of Nevada, Reno
Transfer Center
(775) 784-4700 option 2
Fitzgerald Student Services Building, Second Floor

College of Liberal Arts Advising (Transfer Student Advising)
(775) 682-8745
Thompson Building, Room 101

TMCC Academic Advisement 
(775) 673-7062
Red Mountain Building, Room 111

To ensure a successful transition to the University and graduation in four years, students must work with academic advisors at UNR and TMCC throughout their career.

Students may earn an Associate of Arts, Associate of Science or Associate of Business degree after transferring to the University via reverse transfer . Talk with an academic advisor at TMCC and/or UNR about this opportunity.

The Co-Admission program may provide the least costly route to a bachelors degree, including personalized academic advising from both institutions, certainty on how your specific courses will transfer and the exchange of transcripts between institutions at no additional cost to you.

Recommended Schedule

For information about the Core Objectives (CO) 1-14, please visit the Core Curriculum  chapter in the catalog.

Associate’s First Semester (15 units)

  • ENG 101 - Composition I (3 units) OR
  • ENG 113 - Composition I for International Students (3 units)
  • MATH 181 - Calculus I (4 units) CO2 *
  • GEOG 121 - Climate Change: the Science Basis (4 units) CO4L *
  • CHEM 121 - General Chemistry I (4 units) CO4, CO4L

Associate’s Second Semester (15 units)

  • ENG 102 - Composition II (3 units) CO1, CO3
  • CHEM 122 - General Chemistry II (4 units) CO4, CO4L, CO9 *
  • MATH 182 - Calculus II (4 units) *
  • PHYS 180 - Physics for Scientists and Engineers I (3 units) CO4 * AND
  • PHYS 180L - Physics for Scientists/Engineers Lab I (1 unit) CO4L *

Associate’s Third Semester (16 units)

  • CS 135 - Computer Science I (3 units) CO12 *
  • Fine Arts (3 units) CO7
  • Social Science (3 units) CO6
  • MATH 283 - Calculus III (3 units) *
  • PHYS 181 - Physics for Scientists and Engineers II (3 units) CO4 * AND
  • PHYS 181L - Physics for Scientists/Engineers Lab II (1 unit) CO4L *

Associate’s Fourth Semester (14 units)

  • MATH 285 - Differential Equations (3 units) *
  • Humanities/Diversity (3 units) Recommended: PHIL 210 -  World Religions (3 units) CO10, CO11
  • Elective (3 units) OR
  • Diversity & Equity (3 units) CO10 (If Diversity wasn’t satisfied)
  • US and Nevada Constitutions (3 units) CO8
  • General Elective (2 unit)

Bachelor’s Sixth Semester (15 units)

Bachelor’s Seventh Semester (15 units)

Bachelor’s Eighth Semester (15 units)


* Course fulfills specific program requirements for the bachelor’s degree.

Disclaimer: The provisions of this transfer agreement do not constitute a contract, expressed or implied, between any applicant or student and the University of Nevada, Reno. The university reserves the right to make changes in degree requirements, degree offerings, schedules, course offerings, and other university standards to meet circumstances which may arise after publishing this information online.