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Macricostas School of Arts & Sciences

Physics, Astronomy and Meteorology

Graduate Program Concentrations

M.A. in Earth and Planetary Sciences: Astronomy/Astrophysics Concentration
Suggested Course Sequence for the Astronomy/Astrophysics Concentration

I.  Physics Core Courses 12 SH
PHY 510 Thermodynamics 3 SH
PHY 520 Scientific Methods 3 SH
PHY 550 Special Topics in Earth & Planetary Sciences 3 SH
PHY 590 Seminar in Earth and Planetary Sciences 3 SH
     Suggested Topics:
Solar-Terrestrial Connections
Planetary Remote Sensing
Solar System Dynamics
II.  Earth and Planetary Sciences Courses 12 SH
EPS 510 Physical Oceanography 3 SH
EPS 530 Planetary Physics 3 SH
EPS 540 Planetary Geology 3 SH
PHY 599 Student Independent Study:  Astronomy 3 SH
III. Thesis or Education Course Requirements
EPS 592 Independent Thesis Research: Astronomy 6 SH

 

M.A. in Earth and Planetary Sciences: Meteorology/Climatology Concentration
Suggested Course Sequence for the Meteorology/Climatology Concentration

I.  Physics Core Courses 12 SH
PHY 510 Thermodynamics 3 SH
PHY 520 Scientific Methods 3 SH
PHY 550 Special Topics in Earth & Planetary Sciences 3 SH
PHY 590 Seminar in Earth and Planetary Sciences 3 SH
     Suggested Topics:
Air Pollution and Boundary Layer Meteorology
Climate, Atmospheric Radiation & the Earth’s Energy Balance
Earth Dynamics: Air-Sea-Land Interaction
II.  Earth and Planetary Sciences Courses 12 SH
EPS 510 Physical Oceanography 3 SH
EPS 521 Meteorology & Weather Systems 3 SH
EPS 530 Planetary Physics 3 SH
PHY 599 Student Independent Study: Meteorology 3 SH
III. Thesis or Education Course Requirements
EPS 592 Independent Thesis Research: Meteorology 6 SH

 

For the most up to date information, contact Dr. Dennis Dawson, graduate coordinator, at dawsond@wcsu.edu or at 203 837-8671.

For general admissions information, you may contact the Graduate Studies office at 203 837-8243 or graduateadmissions@wcsu.edu.