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Program on Climate Change

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Education and research are the foundations upon which the world-class reputation of the UW Program on Climate Change is built. Since its beginnings in 2001, the PCC has fostered the development and teaching of integrated courses, grounded in the physical sciences, with the goal of exploring a holistic and dynamic understanding of climate. Building on a strong foundation in research and graduate education, the PCC is also involved in undergraduate and high school climate education, creating the climate science minor and associated capstone course, and hosting a small, volunteer driven, speaker request program, specializing in educational presentations on understanding the climate system.

 Undergraduate Program


Program on Climate Change

339A Ocean Sciences Building
206-543-6521
uwpcc@uw.edu

 Program of Study: Minor: Climate Science


Program Overview

The Climate Science minor provides students an interdisciplinary and flexible climate sciences pathway as part of their collegiate studies, regardless of major. The curriculum is well suited to students with a strong math and physics background who are also interested in studying the earth science in the context of climate change. A climate science capstone course is required of all enrolled students and provides students an opportunity to integrate the core climate concepts from across the earth system with discussion of the interaction of climate change with society, ecosystems, and policy.

This program of study leads to the following credential:
  • Minor in Climate Science

 Minor in Climate Science


Credential Overview

The Climate Science minor provides students an interdisciplinary and flexible climate sciences pathway as part of their collegiate studies, regardless of major. The curriculum is well suited to students with a strong math and physics background who are also interested in studying the earth science in the context of climate change. A climate science capstone course is required of all enrolled students and provides students an opportunity to integrate the core climate concepts from across the earth system with discussion of the interaction of climate change with society, ecosystems, and policy.

Completion Requirements

25 credits

  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.

 Graduate Program


Program on Climate Change


 Program of Study: Graduate Certificate In Climate Science


This program of study leads to the following credential:
  • Graduate Certificate In Climate Science
Admission Requirements

Contact department for requirements.

 Graduate Certificate In Climate Science


Completion Requirements

Contact department for requirements.