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Meteorology and Climate Science Department

Minor - Atmospheric and Seismic Hazards

This non-mathematical minor is designed to increase student understanding of natural and man-made meteorological, geological and environmental hazards.

University Graduation Requirements

To be awarded a minor, at least 12 units of coursework must be completely distinct and separate from the coursework in the major (University Policy S16-4).


Course Requirements

Requirements of the Minor14
Required Courses11
METR 010. Weather and ClimateB13
METR 112. Global Climate ChangesR3
METR 170A. Weather Briefing1
Taken in the Fall Semester
METR 170B. Weather Briefing1
Taken in the Spring Semester
GEOL 003. Planet EarthB13
Electives3
Upper-division electives (3-6 units as needed per student's major department unit requirement)
METR 113. Atmospheric PollutionR3
GEOL 112. Hazards, Risks of Earthquakes and VolcanoesR3

Total Units:14