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University of Nevada, Reno    
 
    
 
  Jul 24, 2017
 
University General Course Catalog 2013-2014 ARCHIVED CATALOG: LINKS AND CONTENT ARE OUT OF DATE. CHECK WITH YOUR ADVISOR.

Atmospheric Sciences, B.S.


The bachelor of science degree provides a foundation at the undergraduate level for study and career opportunities in the atmospheric sciences including atmospheric physics, atmospheric chemistry and meteorology. Students wishing to pursue graduate level programs should choose electives in consultation with the undergraduate and graduate program advisors.

I. University Core Curriculum Requirements (39-44 units)


NOTE: Refer to the Core Curriculum  chapter of this catalog for information regarding the “Core English and Math Completion Policy”.

A. English (3-8 units)


Refer to the “English” section of the Core Curriculum  chapter in this catalog.

NOTE: Students who place in  ENG 102  are not required to complete ENG 101 .

B. Mathematics (4 units)


  Refer to the “Mathematics” section of the Core Curriculum  chapter in this catalog.

D. Social Sciences (3 units)


Refer to the “Social Sciences” section of the Core Curriculum  chapter in this catalog.

E. Fine Arts (3 units)


Refer to the “Fine Arts” section of the Core Curriculum  chapter in this catalog. 

F. Core Humanities (9 units)


 Refer to the “Core Humanities” section of the Core Curriculum  chapter in this catalog.

G. Capstone Courses (6 units)


H. Diversity (3 units)


Refer to the “Diversity” section of the Core Curriculum  chapter in this catalog.

II. Additional Requirements (0 units)


III. Major Requirements (69 units)


C. Upper Division Electives (6 units)


Students will consult with the undergraduate advisor to select upper-division courses in related fields such as Chemistry, Computer Science, Engineering, Geography, Geology, etc.

IV. Minor Requirements (0 units)


Minors are encouraged to broaden the student’s credentials in a multidisciplinary job market.

V. Electives (7-12 units)


Students are strongly encouraged to take courses in related fields of interest.

VI. Total Units (120 units)


Forty or more units must be in courses numbered 300 - 499.

VII. Recommended Schedule


A. First Year


B. Second Year


C. Third Year


D. Fourth Year


Fall Semester (12 units)


Spring Semester (12 units)


  • ATMS 497 - Senior Thesis (3 units)
  • Core Curriculum General Capstone (3 units)
  • Core Curriculum Social Science (3 units)
  • Upper-Division Elective (3 units)


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