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University of Wisconsin–Madison

Admission to the Atmospheric and Oceanic Sciences Major

To declare the AOS Major, please meet in person with the AOS Department Academic Advisor, Eric Schueffner. You can reach him at 608-890-3231 or

The background requirements for the degree include: Calculus: three semesters equivalent to MATH 221, 222, 234. Physics: two semesters, calculus based, equivalent to PHYS 207-208 or 201-202. In addition, one computer science programming course such as python, Matlab, or another approved language (or working programming knowledge in one of these languages) is required.

After meeting with the Academic Advisor, a Major Declaration Form must be completed by the student and authorized by the departmental undergraduate chair, Prof. Michael Morgan. You can reach him at 608-265-8159 or