University Catalog

Atmospheric and Hydrologic Sciences

Chairperson: Anthony Hansen
Address: 129 Robert H. Wick Science Building
Phone: 320.308.3260
Email: ahs@stcloudstate.edu
Website: www.stcloudstate.edu/ahs

BA in Earth Science (48-62 credits)


Admission Requirements

Program Requirements

Students must complete a core of required courses and pursue one of the concentrations. Core courses: 24-25 Cr. (required by all majors) AHS 220, AHS 230, AHS 451, AHS 452; CHEM 210; MATH 115 or MATH 112 and MATH 113; PHYS 231 or PHYS 234. General Earth Science Concentration (24 additional credits) AHS 260; AHS electives (20) numbered 300 or above with adviser approval. Environmental Geology Concentration (37 additional credits) AHS 307, AHS 322, AHS 325, AHS 332, AHS 336, AHS 423; CHEM 211; ETS 367; GEOG 216, GEOG 316. Electives (3) chosen from AHS 334, AHS 438, CHEM 320, ETS 368, ETS 373, ETS 465, ETS 467, GEOG 350, GEOG 416, GEOG 472 with adviser approval.



BS in Earth and Space Science Education, Grades 9-12 (61-62 credits)


Admission Requirements

  • GPA: 2.50
  • C or better in ENGL 191 and CMST 192.
  • Completion of a minimum of 36 semester hours with at least 12 semester hours in residence at SCSU.
  • Submission of scores on the MTLE.

Admission To Teacher Education


Admission Criteria: See here. Professional Education Sequence for Pre K-12 and 5-12 Licensure: ED 300; CEEP 262, CEEP 361; IM 422; HLTH 301; HURL 497; ENGL 460 or ED 460; SPED 203; ED 421 and ED 431(co-requisites); ED 466 or ED 467. Admission to Teacher Education and a passing score on the MTLE Basic skills tests is required for placement in student teaching.

Notes

  • It is essential to see an advisor during the first semester you are enrolled in science courses.

Program Requirements

ASTR 106, ASTR 107; BIOL 152; CHEM 210; AHS 205 or AHS 220, AHS 230, AHS 260, AHS 305, AHS 307, AHS 325, AHS 380; SCI 420, SCI 430, SCI 440; PHYS 231, PHYS 232.

Electives

6-9 credits with advisor approval.

BS in Earth and Space Science/General Science Education, Grades 5-12 (66-67 credits)


Admission Requirements

  • GPA: 2.50
  • C or better in ENGL 191 and CMST 192.
  • Completion of a minimum of 36 semester hours, with at least 12 semester hours in residence at SCSU.
  • Satisfactory completion of AHS 205.

Admission To Teacher Education


Admission Criteria: See here. Professional Education Sequence for Pre K-12 and 5-12 Licensure: ED 300; CEEP 262, CEEP 361; IM 422; HLTH 301; HURL 497; ENGL 460 or ED 460; SPED 203; ED 421 and ED 431(co-requisites); ED 466 or ED 467. Admission to Teacher Education and a passing score on the MTLE Basic skills tests is required for placement in student teaching.

Notes

  • It is essential to see an advisor during the first semester you are enrolled in science courses.

Program Requirements

5-8 Science Education concentration (42-43): ASTR 106; BIOL 151, BIOL 152; CHEM 210, CHEM 211; AHS 205 or AHS 220; PHYS 231, PHYS 232; SCI 420, SCI 430, SCI 440. 9-12 Earth and Space Science Education concentration (23): AHS 230, AHS 260, AHS 305, AHS 307, AHS 325, AHS 380; ASTR 107.

Electives

3 credits with advisor approval.

BS in Hydrology (69 credits)


Admission Requirements

Program Requirements

AHS 220, AHS 230, AHS 260, AHS 332, AHS 334, AHS 336, AHS 338, AHS 364, AHS 432, AHS 434, AHS 438, AHS 451, AHS 452; CHEM 210; ETS 362; GEOG 316; MATH 221, MATH 222; PHYS 234, PHYS 235.

Electives

3 credits, numbered 300 or above, with prior advisor approval.

BS in Meteorology (75 credits)


Admission Requirements

Program Requirements

AHS 160, AHS 230, AHS 260, AHS 364, AHS 365, AHS 375, AHS 380, AHS 385, AHS 451, AHS 452, AHS 465, AHS 468, AHS 475, AHS 478, AHS 480, AHS 481, AHS 482, AHS 486; MATH 221, MATH 222, MATH 321; PHYS 234, PHYS 235; ECE 102.

Electives

6 credits with approval of the student's adviser.

Minor in Geology (BA, BS) (20-23 credits)


Admission Requirements

Program Requirements

AHS 220 or AHS 205, AHS 305, AHS 307, AHS 325.

Electives

Select two courses: AHS 322, AHS 332, AHS 423, AHS 424, AHS 425.

Minor in Hydrology (BA, BS) (28-29 credits)


Admission Requirements

Program Requirements

AHS 220, AHS 230, AHS 260, AHS 332, AHS 334, AHS 336 and AHS 432 OR AHS 338 and AHS 434, GEOG 216.



Minor in Meteorology (28 credits)


Admission Requirements

Program Requirements

AHS 260, AHS 365, AHS 380; MATH 221, MATH 222; PHYS 234.

Electives

Select 6 credits: AHS 364, AHS 375, AHS 385, AHS 420, AHS 465, AHS 468, AHS 475 with the approval of the student's minor advisor.

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