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Cornell University    
 
    
 
  Feb 24, 2018
 
Courses of Study 2017-2018

Atmospheric Science


In the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences .


Course Offerings  

Atmospheric science is the study of the atmosphere and the processes that shape weather and climate. The curriculum emphasizes the scientific study of the behavior of weather and climate, and applications to the important practical problems of weather forecasting and climate prediction. Students develop a fundamental understanding of atmospheric processes and acquire skill and experience in the analysis, interpretation, and forecasting of meteorological events. All students are required to complete a minimum of four semesters of calculus, two semesters of calculus-based physics, and a semester each of chemistry, computer science, and statistics.

Atmospheric science courses are offered through the Department of Earth and Atmospheric Sciences (EAS). The requirements for the B.S. in atmospheric science through the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences are below.

Faculty


R. W. Allmendinger, chair; G. A. Abers, W. D.  Allmon, T. R. Ault, L. D. Brown, L. M. Cathles, S. J. Colucci, A. T. DeGaetano, L. A. Derry, C. H. Greene, P.G. Hess, D. L. Hysell, T. E. Jordan, S. Mahlburg Kay, K. M. Keranen, R. B. Lohman, N. M. Mahowald, B. C. Monger, M. E. Pritchard, S. C. Pryor, S. J. Riha, J. F. H. Thompson, W. M. White, D. S. Wilks, M. W. Wysocki

1. Atmospheric science:


2. Mathematics, statistics, and computer science:


3. Basic physical sciences:


4. Suggested Electives:


# required for Federal Civil Service

Additional Information:


It is recommended that students who are interested in graduate study in atmospheric science should take additional courses in mathematics and physics and also undergraduate research that can lead to honors research.

Note:

*(all courses must be taken at Cornell.)

Courses satisfying the requirements for a major or minor in atmospheric science may not be taken S–U.