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Climate Science

Program Overview

The minor in Climate Science is offered jointly with the Department of Atmospheric Sciences, the Department of Earth and Space Sciences, and the School of Oceanography.

Undergraduate Program

108 Oceanography Teaching Building, Box 357940 206-543-5039

Minor in Climate Science: 25 credits as follows:

  1. One of ESS 201, ATM S 211, or ATM S 321 (3-5 credits)
  2. One of OCEAN 452/FISH 452, AMATH 301, Q SCI 381, or STAT 311 (3-5 credits)
  3. Integrated Capstone Experience: ATM S 475/ESS 475/OCEAN 475 ( 3 credits)
  4. Science Electives: At least one course from each focus area to include at least one course each from ATM S, ESS, and OCEAN. See adviser for list of approved courses (minimum 12 credits)
  5. Policy Elective: One social science, policy, or energy course from an approved list of electives, to reach 25 credits
  6. Minimum 2.00 cumulative GPA in courses applied to the minor
  7. Minimum 15 credits taken through the UW
  8. Minimum 18 credits outside student's major
  9. Minimum 15 upper division credits
  10. Note: Students are encouraged to take MATH 124, MATH 125, MATH 126, PHYS 121, PHYS 122, and PHYS 123, or see adviser to complete requirements for the minor.