First, make an appointment with an Atmospheric Sciences advisor (333-2046, email@example.com) to discuss this option. Your advisor will discuss career opportunities, course requirements, and other information with you that will help you decide if the Atmospheric Sciences major is right for you. If it is, you must fill out a change of major form and submit it to the LAS Student Academic Affairs Office at 270 Lincoln Hall, 702 South Wright Street. There are open periods when majors can be changed. Consult the Academic Affairs Office (333-1705, or firstname.lastname@example.org) to learn when the next open period will be.
Students majoring in Atmospheric Sciences can earn distinction, high distinction, and highest distinction upon graduation. The requirements for these awards are: For distinction: A minimum cumulative grade point average of 3.2 in all of their Atmospheric Sciences courses, and completing three Atmospheric Sciences Elective courses. For high distinction: A minimum cumulative grade point average of 3.4 in all of their Atmospheric Sciences courses, and completing four Atmospheric Sciences Elective courses. For highest distinction: A minimum cumulative grade point average of 3.6 in all of their Atmospheric Sciences courses, and completing five Atmospheric Sciences Elective courses.
We do not have any arrangements with specific institutions overseas that have atmospheric sciences courses. However, you certainly can study other subjects that qualify as electives if you wish to spend a semester overseas. See the Study Abroad website for additional information.
Please come to the Natural History Building and meet with an advisor to discuss the situation.
You can check this directly at the transferology website. Transferology is an online tool that will help you view program requirements, course equivalencies, and see how courses you have taken or plan to take transfer to another college or university. Once accepted at the University of Illinois, your academic records officer will determine which courses you can transfer. You can request consideration for other courses. You will need to provide a detailed syllabus for the course you want considered.
With Department and LAS approval, you may substitute up to 2 courses. Substitutions are normally granted only in exceptional cases. You will need to submit a major substituion form. These forms currently are not on line and must be obtained from your Atmospheric Studies advisor.
In the course of fulfilling degree requirements, LAS students may complete the minimum requirements for a second program of study in LAS. (Multiple majors cannot be declared across colleges). See the college website for more details.
Second degrees in LAS, as compared with multiple majors, are only available to Sciences and Letters students in special cases. All students who desire a second degree in LAS must apply for admission to second degree candidacy. Students in LAS pursuing a second field in another college must apply to that college directly for a second degree. (See rules for details). See the college website for more details.
Students who complete degree requirements in less than 8 semesters and do not put name on degree list are allowed to continue to register for subsequent semesters.
Yes, provided that the course is not a course required for your major or minor, that the course is not used to satisfy your general education requirements, Comp 1 and Advanced Comp requirements, or courses satisfying your Foreign Language requirement. No more than 2 C/NC courses can be taken in one semester (1 in summer). Note that students on probation cannot take C/NC courses, students must get at least a C- to get credit, and a maximum of 18 credits can be taken C/NC. Lots of C/NC courses don't look good on a transcript, so exercise this option carefully. See the college website for more details.