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Declaration of Major

When to Declare

  • UWM does require students to complete 15 university credits before declaring a major, but recommends the major be declared before a student earns 75 credits.
  • After successfully completing Atm Sci 240 (Intro to Meteorology).
  • You are welcome to make an advising appointment before becoming eligible to declare, so we may assist you in planning — Contact the Program Chair

Process to Declare the Major

  • The first step to declare a major in Atmospheric Science is to fill out and submit the
    Declaration of Major Form »

  • After submitting your request to declare a major, you must request an appointment with the Program Chair for Atmospheric Science.
  • At that appointment, the Program Chair will be able to answer your preliminary questions about the major and help make sure you understand the degree requirements, course offering patterns, and career outlook.