Climate Change Science Degree Pathway | NVU-Lyndon Atmospheric Sciences

Climate Change Science Degree Pathway

Every Climate Change Science student will take a variety of general science courses along with meteorology and climatology courses. This interdisciplinary approach allows students to learn about natural and human-caused climate changes through various scientific lenses. Climate Change Science students will learn about the causes of climate change and develop an understanding of the current state of the science and its applications. Throughout their course of study, they will use technology to work with large amounts of climate data. Students will establish and improve effective communication skills to help bridge the gap between scientists and non-scientists. Students then tailor the program to their interests by selecting from interdisciplinary electives.

Climate Change Science suggested pathway

Suggested core and elective courses (and credits) required for the Climate Change Science B.S. degree

NOTE: This is a suggested pathway only and therefore will likely vary depending on student preparation. Each student must also take courses to fulfill all NVU-Lyndon degree requirements including at least 40 General Education foundation and elective credits.

Climate Change Science Degree Program

Core Courses (50 Credits)

ATM 1060 – New Student Seminar in ATM Credits: 1
ATM 1211 – Survey of Meteorology I Credits: 2
ATM 1212 – Survey of Meteorology II Credits: 3
ATM 2061 – Survey of Climate and Statistics I Credits: 2
ATM 2062 – Survey of Climate and Statistics II Credits: 3
ATM 2210 – Geophysical and Human Interactions Credits: 3
ATM 4030 – Physical Climatology Credits: 3
BIO 1211 ‒ Introduction to Biology Credits: 4
CHE 1031 ‒ General Chemistry I Credits: 4
ENV 1080 ‒ Introduction to Environmental Science Credits: 4
ENV 2060 – Energy, Environment, and Society Credits: 4
GEY 1111 ‒ Introduction to Geology I Credits: 4
MAT 1410 – Pre-Calculus Credits: 5
PHY 2031 ‒ Fundamental Physics I Credits: 4
SCI 4900 – Research in Science Credits: 4

Choose one of the following communications courses (3 credits):

BUS 2080 – Organizational Behavior and Communication in Business Credits: 3
EJA 1221 ‒ Person to Person Credits: 3
ENG 1280 ‒ Fundamentals of Public Speaking Credits: 3
ENG 2085 ‒ Public Relations, Advertising, and Marketing Credits: 3
ENG 3010 ‒ Advanced Composition and Rhetoric Credits: 3
MRM 1080 ‒ Leadership and Small Group Dynamics Credits: 3
MRM 3110 ‒ Public Relations Credits: 3

Choose four of the following courses, with at least three courses at the 3000- or 4000-level (12 – 16 credits):

ANT 3050 ‒ Culture, Ecology, and Health Credits: 3
ANT 3070 ‒ Ecotourism Credits: 3
ATM 2020 ‒ Atmospheric Thermodynamics Credits: 3
ATM 3170 – Weather Risk Assessment Credits: 3
ATM 3050 – GIS Apps in Atmospheric Sciences Credits: 3
BIO 4xxx ‒ Environmental Challenges and Ecological Solutions Credits: 4
(note: only 4 credits may count toward program requirements)
BIO 3280 ‒ Intro to Env toxicology Credits: 4
BIO 4040 ‒ Ecology Credits: 4
BUS 3240 – Global business Credits: 3
CHE 2020 – Intro to Environmental Chemistry Credits: 4
CHE 3050 – Environmental Chemistry Credits: 4
CRJ 2220 – Environmental Justice Credits: 3
ECO 2060 – Survey of Economics Credits: 4
ENG 3080 ‒ Strategic Media Communications Credits: 3
GEY 3110 ‒ Hydrogeology Credits: 4
GEY 4840 ‒ Geologic Evolution: Grand Canyon to Mt. Whitney – Intensive
Credits: 4
PHI 2050 ‒ Nature, Science, and Technology Credits: 3
PHY 2025 – Physics for the Environment Credits: 4
PHY 2032 ‒ Fundamental Physics II Credits: 4