Climatology Minor

Required credits for this minor: 20
The minor allows students to broaden their expertise in weather and climate studies. Students who will be working for any industry or agency that depends on understanding weather and climate change will find the minor useful. Students take a required course in meteorology and the atmosphere. Electives are in climate variations and change, atmospheric composition and air pollution, biometeorology, and global environmental change. Students must complete at least 20 credits to complete the minor.


Required Courses:

  • ESPM 1425 The Atmosphere [PHYS, ENV] (4 cr.)

Elective Courses:

Take 16 or more credits from the following:

  • ESPM 3425 - Atmospheric Composition: From Smog to Climate Change (3 cr.)
  • ESPM 3131 - Environmental Physics (3 cr.)
  • ESPM 4609 - Air Pollution Impacts, Management, and Ethical Challenges [CIV] (3 cr.)
  • ESPM 5402 - Biometeorology (3 cr.)
  • LAAS 5425 - Atmospheric Processes I: Thermodynamics and Dynamics of the Atmosphere (3 cr.)
  • LAAS 5426 - Atmospheric Processes II: Radiation, Composition, and Climate (3 cr.)
  • EEB 5146 - Science and Policy of Global Environmental Change (3 cr.)
  • GEOG 3401 - Geography of Environmental Systems and Global Change [ENV] (4 cr.)
  • GEOG 5426 - Climatic Variations (3 cr.)
  • ESCI 1006 - Oceanography [PHYS, ENV] (4 cr.)
  • ESCI 3002 - Climate Change and Human History [ENV] (3 cr.)
  • ESCI 3402 - Science and Politics of Global Warming [ENV] (3 cr.)