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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

339A Ocean Sciences Building,
Box 355351


Minor Reguirements: 25 credits, to include:

  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 CSE 160 (3-5 credits)
  3. Integrated Capstone Experience: ATM S 475/ESS 475/OCEAN 475 ( 3 credits)
  4. Science Electives: At least one course each from ATM S, ESS, and OCEAN (minimum 12 credits). See adviser for list of approved courses.
  5. Application Elective: One approved social science, policy, or energy course to reach 25 credits. See adviser for list of approved courses.
  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. 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.