Undergraduate Bulletin

Fall 2022 Bulletin

Major SBC Courses for the BS in Atmospheric and Oceanic Sciences

This table illustrates major courses that can also be used to fulfill SBC requirements (See Note 1 & Note 2).

SBC Category

Required Major Courses

Optional Major Courses (See Note 3)

LANG (see Note 4)    
QPS MAT 131, MAT 132 AMS 102
SNW CHE 131 ATM 201, PHY 125, PHY 126, PHY 127, PHY 131, PHY 132, PHY 141, PHY 142
TECH ATM 247, MAR 334 PHY 277
STAS   ENS 301, GEO 313, MAR 340
EXP+   ATM 387, ATM 487
STEM+ ATM 205, ATM 247, MAR 334 AMS 210, AMS 261, AMS 361, ATM 305, MAT 203, MAT 303, PHY 251
CER ATM 397  
DIV (see Note 5)    
ESI   ATM 320, GEO 313
WRTD   MAR 459, SUS 459

Note 1: Some course information may be subject to change. Please contact your major advisor for additional consultation.

Note 2: For majors that require study in a related area or completion of a minor, visit the respective program's "Major SBC Courses" page to view expanded SBC options. 

Note 3: Denotes any course in which students can choose from more than one option. These may include, but are not limited to, major electives, concentration/track/specialization courses, or calculus/physics/chemistry sequences.

Note 4: CEAS majors, the Athletic Training major, the Respiratory Care major, and the Clinical Laboratory Sciences major are exempt from the LANG learning objective. Students enrolled in the major in Social Work are exempt from the LANG learning objective, but are required to enroll in and pass with a letter grade of C or higher the first semester of an elementary foreign language course numbered 111, or satisfy through alternate methods (see Communicate in a Human Language Other than English--LANG). 

Note 5: Students are responsible for completing the general education requirements published in the Bulletin that was current as of the first semester of matriculation (or rematriculation). The following student groups must satisfy the DIV learning objective as part of their degree requirements:

  • Freshmen who matriculate in the Fall of 2019 or later
  • Transfer students who matriculate in the Spring of 2020 or later
  • Students who rematriculate in the Fall of 2019 or later