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This information is a guide for college undergraduates and high school students interested in a career in the atmospheric and oceanic sciences. It explores the range of topics and professions embraced by the atmospheric and oceanic sciences and describes the requirements for obtaining a bachelor's degree in Atmospheric and Oceanic Sciences from the University of Wisconsin - Madison.

It is our desire that students graduating from our program attain a level of general knowledge that allows their effective communication concerning a number of issues in the atmospheric/earth systems/oceanic sciences. This general knowledge is to be accompanied by a more specific knowledge in an identifiable subset of the atmospheric/earth systems/oceanic sciences.

If you are interested in majoring in atmospheric and oceanic sciences, please send us an email about yourself and let us know if you have any questions about our program. We welcome visits by students and their families. Feel free to contact us if you would like to schedule a visit. During the school year we have a weekly event called Weather Watch. It is held each Friday at 12:15 in room 823 of our building. Recent weather events are discussed. Everyone is welcome to attend!

If you want an application or have any questions about the admissions process, housing or transfer credits, you should contact the Office of Admissions directly. You can also apply online. Departments are not involved in the admission process at the undergraduate level.

Tuition information is provided by the Office of the Registrar.


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