Minor: Atmospheric and Oceanic Sciences

The Atmospheric and Oceanic Sciences minor provides a formal vehicle for students specializing in other science fields to pursue interest in the atmospheric and oceanic environment. It is designed to be flexible, recognizing that many topics in this field cross traditional disciplinary boundaries.

To enter the minor, students must have an overall GPA of 2.0 or better and must make an appointment with a departmental undergraduate adviser for approval in selecting a coordinated program of courses from within the department and related disciples. For further information, contact the Department of Atmospheric and Oceanic Sciences at (310) 825-1954.

SEVEN courses required, including:

  • * FOUR from Atmospheric and Oceanic Sciences (AOS) M100, 101, 102, 103, 104, M105, M106, 107, C110, C111, 112, CM114A, C115, M120, 121, 123, 130, 135, 141, C144, 145, 150, C160, C170, 180, and 199.

  • * THREE additional courses (two of which must be upper division) from:
    • – Any of the above AOS courses beyond the minimum four required or from:
    • – AOS 1, 2, 3, 51, 90,186 (186 must be taken twice)
    • – Chemistry and Biochemistry 103, 110A, 110B, 113A, C113B, 114
    • – Earth and Space Sciences 15
    • – Mathematics 115A, 115B, 132, 135, 136, 146, 170A, 170B
    • – Ecology and Evolutionary Biology 109, C119A, 122, 123A or 123B, 147, 148
    • – Physics 110A, 110B, 112, M122, 131, 132

Other relevant courses from related disciplines may be substituted with prior approval of the department.

One course may be taken on a Passes/No Pass basis; all other minor courses must be taken for a letter grade, with an overall grade-point average of 2.0 or better. Successful completion of the minor is indicated on the transcript and diploma.

For the official requirements, please visit the UCLA Registrar website.

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