• All College of Science degrees require at least 120 credit hours.

  • 36 of those 120 credit hours must be taken at 300 level or higher

  • 12 credit hours of 300 level and above must be taken in the major or 6 credit hours in the major and 6 credit hours in the minor (if chosen).

  • 12 of the last 18 credit hours must be taken at UAH, with an overall 25% of coursework taken at UAH.

  • No more than 60 credit hours from a two-year college can be applied toward a UAH degree. 

  • A C- or better is required for all College of Science prerequisite courses, unless otherwise noted.

For UAH degree requirements and graduation application instructions, see here.

Charger Foundations

Area I: Freshman Composition3-6
COLLEGE WRITING I
COLLEGE WRITING I W/STUDIO
COLLEGE WRITING II
ACCELERATED COLLEGE WRITING
HONORS ENGLISH SEMINAR
Area II: Humanities and Fine Arts*12
Fine Arts3
ARH SUR: ANCIENT-MEDIEVAL
ARH SUR: RENAISSANCE-MODERN
ARH SUR: WORLD ART
DRAWING: FOUNDATIONS
THEATRE APPRECIATION
INTRO TO FILM STUDIES
INTRO TO MUSIC LITERATURE
Literature3-6
READINGS LITERATURE/CULTURE I
READINGS LITERATURE/CULTURE 2
HONORS SEM READINGS LIT/CUL I
HONORS SEM READINGS LIT/CUL 2
LITERATURE WITHOUT BORDERS
MYTHOLOGY
PROTEST LITERATURE
HEROES &/OR MONSTERS
LOVE &/OR ROMANCE
SPECULATIVE REALITIES
Humanities and Fine Arts3-6
Intro to Rhetorical Communication
INTRO FOREIGN LANG I: SPANISH
INTRO FOREIGN LANG I: ARABIC
INTRO FOREIGN LANG I:FRENCH
INTRO FOREIGN LANG I:GERMAN
INTRO FOREIGN LANG I:JAPANESE
INTRO FOREIGN LANG I:RUSSIAN
INTRO FOREIGN LANG II:SPANISH
INTRO FOREIGN LANG II: ARABIC
INTRO FOREIGN LANG II:FRENCH
INTRO FOREIGN LANG II:GERMAN
INTRO FOREIGN LANG II:JAPANESE
INTRO FOREIGN LANG II:RUSSIAN
INTERM FOREIGN LANG:SPANISH
INTERM FOREIGN LANG I: ARABIC
INTERM FOREIGN LANG:FRENCH
INTERM FOREIGN LANG:GERMAN
INTERM FOREIGN LANG: JAPANESE
INTERM FOREIGN LANG:RUSSIAN
INTERM FOREIGN LANG II:SPANISH
INTERM FOREIGN LANG II: ARABIC
INTERM FOREIGN LANG II:FRENCH
INTERM FOREIGN LANG II:GERMAN
INTERM FORGN LANG II:JAPANESE
INTERM FOREIGN LANG II:RUSSIAN
INTERNATIONAL CINEMA
INTRODUCTION TO PHILOSOPHY
INTRO TO ETHICS
INTRODUCTION TO LOGIC
TECH, SCIENCE & HUMAN VALUES
INTRO WOMENS/GENDER/SEXLTY STU
ANCIENT & MEDIEVAL WORLDS
ARH SUR: ANCIENT-MEDIEVAL
ARH SUR: RENAISSANCE-MODERN
ARH SUR: WORLD ART
DRAWING: FOUNDATIONS
THEATRE APPRECIATION
INTRO TO FILM STUDIES
INTRO TO MUSIC LITERATURE
Area III: Mathematics and Sciences11-12
Mathematics3-4
NATURE OF MATHEMATICS
ALGEBRA WITH APPLICATIONS
FINITE MATHEMATICS
PRECALCULUS ALGEBRA
PRECALCULUS TRIGONOMETRY
PRECALCULUS ALGEBRA & TRIG
MATH PROFESSIONAL APPLICATIONS
CALCULUS A
INTRODUCTION TO STATISTICS
Natural Sciences (Lab)8
SURVEY OF ASTRONOMY
EXPLORING THE COSMOS I
EXPLORING THE COSMOS II
FUNDAMENTALS OF BIOLOGY
PRINCIPLES OF BIOLOGY
and LABORATORY
ORGANISMAL BIOLOGY
and ORGANISMAL BIOLOGY LAB
HUMAN ANATOMY & PHYSIOLOGY I
INTRO TO CHEMISTRY
and INTRO CHEMISTRY LAB
GENERAL CHEMISTRY I
and GENERAL CHEMISTRY LAB I
GENERAL CHEMISTRY II
and GENERAL CHEMISTRY LAB II
GENERAL, ORGANIC, BIOCHEMISTRY
and INTRO CHEMISTRY LAB
CONCEPTUAL PHYSICS
GENERAL PHYSICS I
GENERAL PHYSICS II
GEN PHYSICS W/CALCULUS I
and GENERAL PHYSICS LAB I
GEN PHYSICS W/CALC II
and GENERAL PHYSICS LAB II
GEN PHYSICS W/CALC III
and GENERAL PHYSICS LAB III
Area IV: History and Social and Behavioral Sciences*12
History3-6
WORLD HISTORY TO 1500
WORLD HISTORY SINCE 1500
UNITED STATES TO 1877
UNITED STATES SINCE 1877
Social and Behavioral Sciences6-9
WORLD REGIONAL GEOGRAPHY
PRINCIPLES OF HUMAN GEOGRAPHY
PRINC OF MACROECONOMICS
PRINC OF MICROECONOMICS
GLOBAL SYSTEMS AND CULTURES
INTRO TO AMERICAN GOVERNMENT
INTRO TO COMPARATIVE POLITICS
INTRODUCTION TO INTERNATIONAL RELATIONS
GENERAL PSYCHOLOGY I
LIFE-SPAN DEVELOPMENT
INTRO TO SOCIOLOGY
ANALYSIS OF SOCIAL PROBLEMS
INTRO TO CRIMINOLOGY

Area V: Pre-Professional

For Atmospheric & Earth Science Majors (ESS)25-27
Courses in this area may also be used to fulfill Charger Foundations requirements.
First Year Experience:1
CHARGER SUCCESS - SCIENCE
Biology or Chemistry: choose one4
ORGANISMAL BIOLOGY
and ORGANISMAL BIOLOGY LAB
INTRO TO CHEMISTRY
and INTRO CHEMISTRY LAB
GENERAL CHEMISTRY I
and GENERAL CHEMISTRY LAB I
Computer Programming: choose one3
INTRO COMPUTERS & PROGRAM
INTRO TO C PROGRAMMING
INTRO PROGRAMMING USING JAVA
INTRO TO CS USING PYTHON
Mathematics: choose two **6-8
MATH PROFESSIONAL APPLICATIONS
CALCULUS A
CALCULUS B
ELEMENTS OF STATISTICAL ANALYS 1
Applied Statistics: choose one3
ELEMENTS OF STATISTICAL ANALYS 1
INTRO TO PROBABILITY & STATIST
INTRO SOCIAL SCIENCE STATISTIC
PSYCHOLOGICAL STATISTICS
STATISTICS/SOCIAL SCIENCES
Physics Sequence:8
GENERAL PHYSICS I
and GENERAL PHYSICS I LAB
GENERAL PHYSICS II
and GENERAL PHYSICS LAB II
or
GEN PHYSICS W/CALCULUS I
and GENERAL PHYSICS LAB I
GEN PHYSICS W/CALC II
and GENERAL PHYSICS LAB II 5

Major Requirements

Atmospheric & Earth Science Core:17
ENVIRONMENTAL EARTH SCIENCE
and LABORATORY
WEATHER & CLIMATE CHANGE
and LABORATORY
DATA ANALYSIS TOOLS
INTRO TO EARTH & ATMOSPHC PHYS
CLASSI & PHYSICAL CAUSES CLIM
RESEARCH & PROF DEV CAPSTONE
Earth System Science Concentration Requirements:15
HYDROLOGY
PRINCIPLES OF ECOLOGY
POLLUTION PROBLEMS
GEOGRAPHIC INFORMATION SYSTEMS
INTRODUCTION TO REMOTE SENSING
PYTHON FOR GIS
SCI PROGRMNG FOR EARTH & ATMOS
Earth System Science Concentration Elective Requirements: choose 17-18 hours, at least 6 must be at the 400-level17-18
COLLAPSE OF CIVILIZATIONS
SEVERE WEATHER ANALYSIS
and LABORATORY
PEOPLE, PLANTS, & ENVIRONMENT
ENVIRONMENTAL ARCHEOLOGY
PRINCIPLES OF ECOLOGY
POLLUTION PROBLEMS
SCI & SOC ASPTS NATRL DISASTER
ENV THRTS, PUB POLY, & DEC MKG
PYTHON FOR GIS
SCI PROGRMNG FOR EARTH & ATMOS
GEOSPATIAL APPLICATIONS
ADVANCED TOPICS IN GIS
INTRO ATMOSP CHEM & AIR POLLU
SATELLITE METEOROLOGY
SPEC TOPICS EARTH & ATMOSPH SC
DIRECTED STUDY
UNDERGRADUATE INTERNSHIP
UNDERGRADUATE RESEARCH

 General Electives

Additional courses to reach 120 credit hours. Electives can be taken from any department and do not have to be taken in your major or minor. No more than 4 credits of 100-level HPE courses can count toward degree requirements.
Total Degree Hours120
*

Students must take one literature and one history course. Students must also take either a second literature or history course to complete a sequence. Acceptable Literature sequences must include one early literature (EH 207 or EH 242 or EH 209) and one later literature (EH 208  or EH 210). Acceptable history sequences are (HY 103 + HY 104), or (HY 221 + HY 222)

**

Based on Math placement, prerequisite MA 112 and/or MA 113 Mathematics courses may be required. 

1

MA 281 can be used to satisfy the Area V Mathematics requirement or the Applied Statistics requirement, but not both.

 

AES 312AES 321AES 408, & AES 409 - Each of these courses can be used to satisfy either Earth System Science Concentration Requirements or the Concentration Elective courses, but not both

 

AES 490 Special Topics course may count in the Earth System Science Concentration Electives section with department approval.

 

AES 495AES 497, & AES 499 - Student may choose one of these courses to count in the Earth System Science Concentration Electives section.

Note: This is only an example and variations are possible. Please work with your advisor as some courses are only offered one semester out of the academic year.

Year 1
FallSemester Hours
FYE 101SCHARGER SUCCESS - SCIENCE FA1
AES 103
103L
ENVIRONMENTAL EARTH SCIENCE
and LABORATORY
4
AES 104
104L
WEATHER & CLIMATE CHANGE
and LABORATORY
4
MA 171CALCULUS A 4
EH 101COLLEGE WRITING I 3
 Term Semester Hours: 16
Spring
AES 105WORLD REGIONAL GEOGRAPHY SP3
PH 111
PH 114
GEN PHYSICS W/CALCULUS I
and GENERAL PHYSICS LAB I
4
MA 172CALCULUS B 4
EH 102COLLEGE WRITING II 3
General Elective  1
 Term Semester Hours: 15
Year 2
Fall
AES 110PRINCIPLES OF HUMAN GEOGRAPHY FA3
AES 209DATA ANALYSIS TOOLS FA2
CS 104INTRO TO CS USING PYTHON 3
PH 112
PH 115
GEN PHYSICS W/CALC II
and GENERAL PHYSICS LAB II
4
History  3
 Term Semester Hours: 15
Spring
AES 301INTRO TO EARTH ATMOSPHC PHYS 3
AES 313GEOGRAPHIC INFORMATION SYSTEMS 3
BYS 120
BYS 122
ORGANISMAL BIOLOGY
and ORGANISMAL BIOLOGY LAB
4
Fine art  3
History  3
 Term Semester Hours: 16
Year 3
Fall
AES 321POLLUTION PROBLEMS FA3
  or BYS 312  or PRINCIPLES OF ECOLOGY 
AES 370INTRODUCTION TO REMOTE SENSING 3
Earth System Science Concentration Elective  4
MA 281ELEMENTS OF STATISTICAL ANALYS 3
  or MA 385  or INTRO TO PROBABILITY & STATIST 
  or PSC 300  or INTRO SOCIAL SCIENCE STATISTIC 
  or PY 300  or PSYCHOLOGICAL STATISTICS 
  or SOC 303  or STATISTICS/SOCIAL SCIENCES 
General Elective  1
 Term Semester Hours: 14
Spring
AES 303CLASSI PHYSICAL CAUSES CLIM 3
AES 305HYDROLOGY SP3
AES 408PYTHON FOR GIS SP3
AES 498RESEARCH PROF DEV CAPSTONE 1
Literature  3
General Elective  3
 Term Semester Hours: 16
Year 4
Fall
Earth System Science Concentration Elective (300+ or 400+ course)  3
Earth System Science Concentration Elective (400+ course)  3
Humanities, 2nd Fine Art or 2nd Literature  3
General Elective  3
General Elective  1
 Term Semester Hours: 13
Spring
Earth System Science Concentration Elective (300+ or 400+ course)  3
Earth System Science Concentration Elective 400+ course)  3
Earth System Science Concentration Elective  3
Non-Literature Humanity  3
General Elective  3
 Term Semester Hours: 15
 Total Semester Hours: 120
FA

Course is historically offered only in Fall semesters.

SP

Course is historically offered only in Spring semesters.