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Environmental Science Graduate Program
Atmospheric Sciences Option Curriculum

The following undergraduate courses, or their equivalents, are required for all students in the option. Ideally they should be completed before the student enrolls; otherwise, they should be taken as soon as possible. (No more than 12 credits of 300- and 400-level courses may be counted toward a graduate degree.)

Calculus through differential equations (usually 4 semesters)
[does not count toward degree credits]
1 semester of atmospheric thermodynamics, for example:
11:670:323 Thermodynamics of the Atmosphere (3)
1 semester of atmospheric fluid dynamics, for example:
11:670:324 Dynamics of the Oceans and Atmosphere (3)

The following graduate courses are required.

16:712:502 Large Scale Dynamics (3)
16:375:532 Atmospheric Physics (3)
16:375:540 Atmospheric Chemistry (3)
16:375:545 Physical Climatology (3)
16:712:615 Geophysical Data Analysis (3)
or other approved statistics course, such as
16:960:590 Design of Experiments
16:960:467 Applied Multivariate Analysis

The remaining courses should be chosen in consultation with the student's advisor. The following list provides some recommendations, with some of the most relevant courses listed first.

Graduate Courses

16:375:537 Large-Scale Weather Systems (3)
16:375:539 Introduction to Radiative Transfer in the Atmosphere and Ocean (3)
16:375:544 Modeling of Climatic Change (3)
16:375:547 Atmospheric Boundary Layer Dynamics (3)
16:712:545 Dynamics of Waves, Currents, and Sediment Transport on the Continental Shelf (3)
16:712:552 Remote Sensing of the Ocean & Atmosphere (3)
16:712:603 Numerical Modeling of the Atmosphere and Ocean I (3)
16:712:604 Numerical Modeling of the Atmosphere and Ocean II (3)

The following courses offered at Princeton University can be taken by Rutgers students via the Princeton Cooperative Exchange Program.

AOS 527 Atmospheric Radiative Transfer
AOS 571 Introduction to Geophysical Fluid Dynamics
AOS 572 Atmospheric and Oceanic Wave Dynamics
AOS 575 Numerical Prediction of the Atmosphere and Ocean
AOS 577 Weather and Climate Dynamics

16:375:503 Analytical Techniques in Environmental Chemistry (3)
16:375:541 Environmental Models (3)
16:375:542 Aerosol Sciences (3)
16:375:522 Environmental Organic Chemistry (3)
16:375:524 Source Control of Atmospheric Pollution (3)
16:180:501 Analytic Methods in Civil Engineering (3)
16:180:563 Advanced Hydrology
16:198 510 Numerical Analysis (3)
16:198:525 Advanced Numerical Analysis I (3)
16:198:526 Advanced Numerical Analysis II (3)
16:198:527 Computer Methods for Partial Differential Equations (3)
16:712:501 Physical Oceanography (3)
16:832:586 Environmental Risk Assessment (3)
16:960:563 Regression Analysis (3)
16:960:567 Applied Multivariate Analysis (3)
16:960:580 Basic Probability (3)
16:960:582 Introduction to Methods and Theory of Probability (3)
16:960:590 Design of Experiments (3)

Undergraduate Courses

11:670:431 Physical Meteorology (3)
11:670:433 Synoptic Analysis and Forecasting I (3)
11:670:434 Synoptic Analysis and Forecasting II (3)
01:640:350 Linear Algebra (3)
01:640:373 Numerical Analysis I (3)
01:640:374 Numerical Analysis II (3)
01:640:421 Advanced Calculus for Engineering (3)
01:640:423 Elementary Partial Differential Equations (3)
11:375:421 Principles of Air Pollution (3)
11:375:422 Air Sampling and Analysis (3)
11:375:424 Air Pollution Engineering (3)
11:127:424 Air Pollution Engineering (3)
11:372:442 Applied Principles of Hydrology (3)
01:198:323 Numerical Analysis and Computing (4)
01:198:324 Numerical Methods (4)
01:198:424 Modeling and Simulation of Continuous Systems (4)
01:198:425 Computer Methods in Statistics (4)