Jun 19, 2019  
2019-2020 General Catalog 
  
2019-2020 General Catalog

Climate Science - BS


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College of Agriculture and Applied Sciences

Department of Plants, Soils and Climate

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  • For more information about Climate Science, see the department website.

  • Following is a sample four-year plan. Please note that student-specific plans may differ.

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Minimum University Requirements

Total Credits 125

 

Grade Point Average (most majors require higher GPA)

2.50 GPA
Credits of C- or better 100 Credits of upper-division courses (#3000 or above) 40
Total USU Credits 30 Upper-division USU Credits 20
USU Credits within the Major 15 Credits in Minor (if required) 12
Credits in Major see below Credits in American Institutions 3
General Education Requirements   see link University Studies Depth Requirements   see link
NOTES: highest Math Requirement for this degree is

 

Admissions Requirements for this Program

New freshmen Admitted to USU in Good Standing

 

Transfer students from other institutions or other programs at USU 2.75 GPA

First Year

 Fall Semester

Credits

General Education Info and Notes:

 

Spring Semester

Credits

General Education Info and Notes:

GEO 1110: Physical Geology (BPS) 

 

3 

 
  CHEM 1110: General Chemistry I (BPS)   4    
GEO 1115: Physical Geology Laboratory   1     Breadth Humanities (BHU)   3  
MATH 1210: Calculus I (QL)   4     ENGL 2010: Intermediate Writing: Research Writing in a Persuasive Mode (CL2)   3    
ENGL 1010: Introduction to Writing: Academic Prose (CL1)   3     MATH 1220: Calculus II (QL)   4    
SOC 1010: Introductory Sociology (BSS)   3     Breadth Life Science (BLS)      
POLS 1100: United States Government and Politics (BAI)   3          
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Second Year

 Fall Semester

Credits

General Education Info and Notes:

 

Spring Semester

Credits

General Education Info and Notes:

PSC 2000: The Atmosphere and Weather (BPS)   3     PSC Elective   3    
PHYS 2210: Physics for Scientists and Engineers I (BPS/QI)   4     JCOM 1130: News Writing   3    
MATH 2210: Multivariable Calculus   4     MATH 2250: Linear Algebra (QI)   4    
PSC 3000: Fundamentals of Soil Science    4     PSC 2700: Climate Change Impacts   3     
Breadth Creative Arts (BCA)   3   WATS 3000: Oceanography (DSC)   3    
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Third Year

 Fall Semester

Credits

General Education Info and Notes:

 

Spring Semester

Credits

General Education Info and Notes:

PSC NCU-R1: Atmospheric Instrumentation and Operation 4 Semester in Taiwan GEO 3100: Natural Disasters (DSC)   3 Online
PSC NCU-R2: Atmospheric Thermodynamics 3 Semester in Taiwan Depth Humanities and Creative Arts (DHA)  or Communications Intensive (CI)   Online
PSC NCU-R4: Atmospheric Physics 3 Semester in Taiwan Depth Social Sciences (DSS)    3 Online

(CI)

 

3

 

Online PSC NCU-R3: Atmospheric Dynamics I 3 Semester in Taiwan
PSC Elective 3 Online PSC 4810: Climate and Climate Change (DSC/QI)   3   Online
Comments:

 

Comments (DHA/CI) 3 credits

PSC Elective  3 credits

 

Fourth Year

 Fall Semester

Credits

General Education Info and Notes:

 

Spring Semester

Credits

General Education Info and Notes:

PSC 5900: Boundary Layer Meteorology 3   Practicum 4  
PSC 5123: Climate Data Analysis 3   PSC 5003: Remote Sensing of Land Surfaces   4    
PSC 5400: General Meteorology   3     PSC Elective 1  

 

STAT 2000: Statistical Methods (QI)  
4  

 

 

 

 

PSC 5500: Environmental Physics of Land Ecosystems and Climate   3    
PSC 5000: Environmental Instrumentation   2   Taught fall odd years GEO 5680: Paleoclimatology   3    
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