Student Learning Outcomes

Students who major in Atmospheric Science will be able to:

1. Explain the physical laws governing the structure and evolution of atmospheric phenomena spanning a broad range of spatial and temporal scales.
2. Apply mathematical tools to study atmospheric processes.
3. Explain the principles behind, and use of, meteorological instrumentation.
4. Describe, analyze and create graphical depictions of meteorological information.
5. Demonstrate critical and analytical skills to interpret and predict weather systems using weather products (model results, maps, satellite imagery, etc.).
6. Present and communicate weather analyses and forecasts in a team or individually.


Student learning outcomes are assessed by:

  • Quantitative assignments
  • Quizzes and tests
  • Term project and lab reports
  • Oral presentations individually or in team with feedbacks
  • Mini feedbacks (weekly survey to assess learning/teaching effectiveness)
  • Group discussion sections in which problems are analyzed and questions are raised and addressed