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University of Wisconsin–Madison

Admission to the Atmospheric and Oceanic Sciences Major

To declare the AOS Major, please arrange to meet in person with our AOS Department Academic Advising team by emailing

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 that meeting, a Major Declaration Form must be completed by the student and authorized by the departmental undergraduate chair, Prof. Jon Martin at