Atmospheric Physics (Minor)

This program was approved for students entering the university in the Summer 2024–Spring 2025 catalog year. For more information about catalog year, go to Catalog Year Information.

Minor in Atmospheric Physics
Unit: College of Arts and Sciences (AS)
Department: Physics and Astronomy
Academic Plan Code(s): ATPHMIN

Program Requirements

Core Physics Courses
PHYS 298Introductory Mechanics, Heat and Sound - S4
PHYS 295Introductory Laboratories I - SL1
PHYS 299Introductory Electricity, Magnetism and Light4
PHYS 296Introductory Laboratories II - SL1
Core Atmospheric Courses
PHYS 220Introduction to Weather and Climate - S3
PHYS 363Atmospheric Physics3
PHYS 464Atmospheric Dynamics3
Upper Level Atmospheric Course (select one) 1
PHYS 517Physics of Climate3
or PHYS 518 Space Weather
Minimum Total Hours22

Students whose major requires PHYS 298/PHYS 295, PHYS 299/PHYS 296 sequence are required to take both upper level Atmospheric Physics courses.

 At least three (3) semester hours of the requirements for a minor must be successfully completed while enrolled in the University of Louisville.