The doctoral minor program provides complementary educational and research expertise for students majoring in a variety of fields, such as Hydrology and Water Resources, Chemical and Environmental Engineering, Electrical Engineering, Geosciences, Optical Sciences, and Planetary Sciences.
The Department of Hydrology and Atmospheric Sciences offers graduate-level Master of Science and Doctor of Philosophy degree programs in three Majors: Atmospheric Sciences, Hydrology, and Hydrometeorology. You can read about the differences and similarities for these majors here.
To understand the depth and breadth of our teaching and research and learn how these complementary areas guide our efforts, read about our Research Focus Areas here.
Graduate Certificate: Available for Hydrology
Master of Science Non-Thesis Option: Available for Hydrology
Accelerated Master of Science: Combined Bachelor of Science and Master of Science programs are available for the following combinations:
Doctoral Minors: Doctoral Minors are available for Atmospheric Sciences and Hydrology
You can find more information about these programs and review Program Guides and Summary Pages for all degree programs here.
College of Science
University of Arizona - Main - Tucson
The doctoral minor faculty advisor should be chosen from among the ATMO core faculty. Early discussion is encouraged; the student should complete and obtain approval of their Minor Plan of Study preferably within the first or second year of study in their major program.
After ATMO Minor Advisor accepts to supervise your minor plan of study, please contact Ms. Lupe Romero, HAS Graduate Coordinator at firstname.lastname@example.org to complete the ATMO Minor Plan of Study Form.
The doctoral minor program requires 12 semester units of atmospheric science graduate-level course work, of which 3 units must be ATMO 536a, Fundamentals of Atmospheric Sciences. The remaining 9 units must be selected from the catalog list of ATMO courses where HAS is the home department. (Any elective course prerequisites must be satisfied before the elective course is taken.)
Atmospheric chemistry focus (12 units total)
Tropical meteorology focus (12 units total)
The ATMO Minor Written Examination may be waived by the student's doctoral minor faculty advisor if an overall GPA of 3.5 is achieved for all 4 courses in the Minor Plan of Study.
Please refer to the Graduate Student Handbook for students who are pursuing this program of study.