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South Dakota School of Mines & Technology

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South Dakota School of Mines & Technology

    South Dakota School of Mines & Technology
   
 
  Dec 17, 2017
 
 
    
2017-2018 SDSM&T Academic Catalog

Atmospheric Sciences Minor


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Contact Information

Dr. Adam French
Atmospheric and Environmental Sciences Program
Mineral Industries 208
(605) 394-1649
E-mail: Adam.French@sdsmt.edu

Undergraduate minor in Atmospheric Sciences


Atmospheric scientists apply background knowledge in mathematics, physics, chemistry, computer science and many other disciplines to improve our understanding of the wide variety of weather phenomena that affects peoples’ lives on a daily basis.  This includes weather forecasting, fundamental research in areas such as severe and hazardous weather, climate science, and numerical modeling, and supporting a number of weather-sensitive industries including renewable energy production, agriculture, environmental monitoring, and insurance.  

Students from any discipline at SDSM&T may pursue a minor in atmospheric sciences by completing 18 credit hours of coursework as described below.

Required Courses (12 cr)


Atmospheric Science Electives (3-6 cr)


At least three, elective credit hours are selected from the following list of atmospheric science electives** (six hours total can be applied to the minor):

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