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2016-2017 University Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Atmospheric Science, BS


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About the Program

Atmospheric science focuses on mathematics, physics, chemistry, computer science, and statistics as well as atmospheric science. In this major students have several electives credits which they can use to broaden and enhance their educational experience and to specialize in the areas of weather forecasting, research, environmental monitoring, business, or broadcasting. Students can also participate in real-world forecasting, field work, and related opportunities. Research is an integral part of the program, and the Earth, Atmospheric, and Planetary Sciences (EAPS) Department has an excellent faculty to student ratio which allows students to have one-to-one interaction with their professors.

Atmospheric Science/Meteorology Website

Degree Requirements and Supplemental InformationS

The full Program Requirements for 2016-17 Atmospheric Science  include all Supplemental Information and selective lists of those categories which a student must fulfill in order to earn their degree. These are intended to be printer-friendly, but include less descriptive course detail.

Please see below for program requirements and the necessary degree fulfillments.

code‐BS
Code‐ATSC
120 Credits
“C-” or better required in  courses

Curriculum and Degree Requirements


A College of Science degree is conferred when a student successfully completes all requirements in their degree program.  Students will complete coursework or approved experiential learning activities to meet the following three degree components:

  1. Major
  2. Science Core Curriculum
  3. Free Electives

Students may use any of the following options to meet College of Science degree requirements:

  • Purdue Coursework
  • Ap, IB, and CLEP credit.  The use of AP and IB coursework varies between College of Science degree plans.
  • Transfer Credit. Students should consult the Admissions Transfer Credit Resource page for all available transfer options.

College of Science degree programs vary widely in their approval and use of the proceeding options and thus students are strongly encouraged to work closely with their academic advisors and to regularly consult their MyPurduePlan to view the use of each option in their degree plan. 


Most College of Science degree programs contain free elective credits students may use to pursue courses that relate to their interests or which support their major area of study. The elective area of a degree plan may also be used to complete minors, second majors and certificates such as the Entrepreneurial Certificate. With the exception of courses on the No Count List, any Purdue course may be used to meet the free elective area of a student’s degree plan.

College of Science Core Requirements

All Students starting Purdue University Fall semester, 2007 or later are required to pursue the 2007 Science Core curriculum.

The College of Science Core Curriculum requires the completion of approved coursework and/or experiential learning opportunities in the following academic areas:

Earning Core Curricular Requirements through Experience

Students may meet selected core curriculum requirements through approved experiential learning opportunities. Interested students should contact their academic advisor for more information on this option and incorporating experiential learning into their four-year program of study. For more information on earning requirements through experience, please click here.

Departmental/Program Major Courses (37 credits)


Other Departmental/Program Course Requirements (68-74 credits)


Electives (9-15 credits - to reach 120 credits of countable credits)


Recommend Science, Technology & Society core course as one elective

University Core Requirements


  • Human Cultures Humanities
  • Human Cultures Behavioral/Social Science
  • Information Literacy
  • Science #1
  • Science #2
  • Science, Technology, and Society
  • Written Communication
  • Oral Communication
  • Quantitative Reasoning
  • For a complete listing of course selectives, visit the Provost’s Website or click here .

14-16 Credits


Spring 1st Year


15-16 Credits


Fall 2nd Year


16 Credits


14 Credits


14 Credits


Spring 3rd Year


16 Credits


Fall 4th Year


15 Credits


Spring 4th Year


  • Multidisciplinary Experience/STS Elective - Credit Hours: 3.00
  • General Education III Option - Credit Hours: 3.00
  • Free Elective - Credit Hours: 3.00
  • Free Elective - Credit Hours: 3.00
  • Free Elective - Credit Hours: 1.00

13 Credits


Note


*Satisfies a University Core Requirement

Students must earn a “C-” or better in all required  courses.

120 semester credits required for Bachelor of Science degree.

2.0 Graduation GPA required for Bachelor of Science degree.

2.0 average in EAPS major classes required to graduate.

Degree Requirements


The student is ultimately responsible for knowing and completing all degree requirements.

The myPurduePlan powered by DegreeWorks is the knowledge source for specific requirements and completion.

Foreign Language Courses


Foreign Language proficiency requirements vary by program.  For acceptable languages and proficiency levels, see your advisor:

American Sign Language, Arabic, Chinese, French, German, (ancient) Greek, Hebrew, Italian, Japanese, Latin, Portuguese, Russian, Spanish

Critical Course


The ♦ course is considered critical. A Critical Course is one that a student must be able to pass to persist and succeed in a particular major.

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