Atmospheric Science is the study of short-term weather and long-term climate, involving activities such as weather forecasting, climate projections, air quality modeling, data analysis, and basic and applied research.
Some universities may call this field "Meteorology." We call it Atmospheric Science because our program is much broader than just weather forecasting.
Atmospheric Science students at UWM have a unique opportunity not found at any other university in the state. Our Innovative Weather program is hired by numerous businesses such as the Milwaukee Brewers and We Energies that need to make decisions based on the weather. Students work with these clients to provide customized forecasts and risk analysis.
The College of Letters and Science requires that students must complete at least 9 upper-division (numbered 300 and above) credits in the minor in residence at UWM, and students must attain at least a 2.500 GPA on all credits in the minor attempted at UWM. In addition, students must attain a 2.500 GPA on all minor credits attempted, including any transfer work.
The minor consists of a minimum of 18 credits in atmospheric science, as follows.
|ATM SCI 240||Introduction to Meteorology||3|
|ATM SCI 360||Synoptic Meteorology I||4|
|Select 12 credits at the 300 level or above||12|