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.

Process to Declare the Minor

  • The first step to declare a minor in Atmospheric Science is to fill out and submit the
    Declaration of Minor Form »
  • After submitting your request to declare a minor, you must request an appointment with the Atmospheric Science Program Chair.
  • At that appointment, the Program Chair will be able to answer your preliminary questions about the minor and help make sure you understand the program requirements, course offering patterns, and career outlook.


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