Atmospheric Science Minor

Atmospheric Science relates closely to other science fields from Geoscience to Physics to Chemistry to Engineering. Students with an interest in natural processes, computational modeling, or the environment, choose an Atmospheric Science minor to supplement their studies in those fields.

Interested in this Minor?

If you are interested in pursuing a minor in Atmospheric Science, please contact the Atmospheric Science Program Chair.


The College of Letters and Science requires that students must complete at least 9 upper-division (numbered 300 and above) credits in the minor in residence at UWM, and students must attain at least a 2.0 GPA on all credits in the minor attempted at UWM. In addition, students must attain a 2.0 GPA on all minor credits attempted, including any transfer work.

The minor consists of a minimum of 18 credits in atmospheric science, as follows. 

ATM SCI 240Introduction to Meteorology3
ATM SCI 360Synoptic Meteorology I4
Select 12 credits at the 300 level or above12