Suggested Degree Pathway for Environmental Science - Atmospheric Science Option


For students who entered fall 2015 and beyond.

Freshman Year

Fall Semester

Course# Course Name Cr.
ENGL.1010/ HONR.1100 College Writing I/FYSH (CW) 3
CHEM.1210 Chemistry I (SCL), (STEM) 3
CHEM.1230L Chemistry I Lab (SCL) 1
MATH.1310 Calculus I (MATH) 4
ENVI.1010 Environmental Science Seminar (IL) 1
xxxx.xxxx Arts and Hum. Persp. (AH)2 3
Total 15

Spring Semester

Course# Course Name Cr.
ENGL.1020 College Writing II (CW) 3
MATH.1320 Calculus II 4
ATMO.1020 Weather Forecasting Seminar 1
xxxx.xxxx Social Sciences Persp. (SS)2 3
xxxx.xxxx Arts and Hum. Persp. (AH) 3
Total 14

Sophomore Year

Fall Semester

Course# Course Name Cr.
ENVI.2010 Earth & Environmental  Systems I (SCL) 3
ENVI.2030L Earth & Environmental  Systems I Lab (SCL), (CTPS), (QL) 1
PHYS.1410 Physics I 3
PHYS.1410L Physics I Lab 1
ATMO.2130L Atmospheric Science Lab 1
MATH.2310 Calculus III 4
MATH.3860 Statistics for Science & Engineering 3
Total 16

Spring Semester

Course# Course Name Cr.
ENVI.2020 Earth & Environmental  Systems II (QL) 3
ENVI.2040L Earth & Environmental  Systems II Lab (CTPS) 1
MATH.2340 Differential Equations 3
MATH.2720 Introduction to Programming with MATLAB 3
PHYS.2450 Physical Properties of Matter 3
PHYS.2450L Physics III Lab 1
ATMO.2140L Meteorological Analysis Lab 1
Total 15

Junior Year

Fall Semester

Course# Course Name Cr.
ATMO.3040 Methods in Meteorology 3
ATMO.3080 Synoptic Meteorology 3
xxxx.xxxx Social Sciences Persp. (SS) 3
xxxx.xxxx Technical Elective 3
xxxx.xxxx Free Elective 3
Total 15

Spring Semester

Course# Course Name Cr.
ATMO.3010 Atmospheric Thermodynamics 3
ATMO.4080 The Climate System 3
ATMO.4200 Operational Numerical Weather Prediction 3
ATMO.4500 Satellite and Radar Meteorology 3
xxxx.xxxx Arts and Hum. Persp. (AH) 3
Total 15

Senior Year

Fall Semester

Course# Course Name Cr.
ATMO.4870 Cloud Physics 3
ATMO.4150 Atmospheric Dynamics 3
ATMO.4710 Air Pollution 3
ATMO.4930 Internship: Atmospheric Science (WOC), (AIL)1 3
xxxx.xxxx Social Sciences Persp. (SS) 3
Total 15

Spring Semester

Course# Course Name Cr.
ATMO.4100 Advanced Forecasting 3
ATMO.4120 Synoptic Weather Patterns 3
ATMO.4160 Advanced Atmospheric Dynamics 3
xxxx.xxxx Free Elective 3
xxxx.xxxx Free Elective 3
Total 15
Total Minimum Credits = 120

1Capstone course. May be taken either semester senior year. ATMO.4910 Directed Study or ATMO.4950 Honors Research: Atmospheric Science may also be used as a capstone course.
2
The Core Curriculum Essential Learning Outcomes for Diversity and Cultural Awareness (DCA) and Social Responsibility and Ethics (SRE) are fulfilled outside the EEAS major. See the DCA course listing and the SRE course listing for a full list of classes that fulfill these requirements.

No more than two Breadth of Knowledge courses can be taken with the same prefix. The Core Curriculum courses may be taken in any sequence. Refer to the Core Curriculum website for further details. You should meet with your faculty advisor to determine how you will meet the Core Curriculum requirements.

Current UMass Lowell students should use their Advisement Report in SIS. If you need assistance, please contact your adviser.

Restriction on off-campus study:

Be advised that any course taken at another institution must be formally approved prior to enrollment. See the catalog policy for details.

Technical Electives

  • ATMO.3250 Weather Communications
  • GEOL.3150 Environmental  Geochemistry
  • ENVI.3010 GIS in Earth and Environmental Science
  • MATH.2210 Linear Algebra I
  • MATH.2220 Linear Algebra II
  • MATH3620 Numerical Analysis I
  • MATH.4450 Partial Differential Equations
  • MATH.4660 Stat Programs Using SAS

Last updated: 10/13/2017