Bachelor Degree Requirements

1. The students of the Department should complete a minimum of 128 credits, including 12 credits of common courses required by the Minister of Education, 18 General Education courses, 74 credits of courses required by the Department, 24 credits of elective courses (including 6 credits of elective courses offered by the Department, but it is not necessary for the double majors who are not students of the Department to take these 6 credits of courses; and other elective courses not limited to those offered by College of Science and College of Engineering). The excess of credits of General Education courses (more than 18 credits) may account for a part of the 128 credits. The excess of credits of commonly required courses (more than 12 credits) are regarded as elective credits, but limited to 4 credits.

2. Secondary Courses Required by the Department and Related Regulations

The course required by the Courses Required Prior Courses
Second Year Curriculum Applied Mathematics I Calculus A (Part Two)
Second Year Curriculum Fluid Mechanics Applied Mathematics I
Second Year Curriculum Atmospheric Radiation General Physics A (Part Two)
Second Year Curriculum Cloud Physics Atmospheric Thermodynamics
Second Year Curriculum Introduction to Atmospheric Chemistry General Chemistry (Part Two)
Third Year Curriculum Synoptic Meteorology I Atmospheric Thermodynamics
Third Year Curriculum Atmospheric Dynamics I Applied Mathematics II,Fluid Mechanics
Third Year Curriculum Atmospheric Dynamics II Atmospheric Dynamics I
Third Year Curriculum Synoptic Meteorology II Synoptic Meteorology I
Third Year Curriculum Lab. of Synoptic Meteorology II Lab. of Synoptic Meteorology I
Forth Year Curriculum Climatology Atmospheric Radiation

A. A. Students must pass the related prior courses, and then take the compulsory courses required by the Department.
B. B. Students who want to take the compulsory courses without passing the related prior courses must meet the following requirements:
  (1)Whose GPA should be in the top 20% of the class and approved by the Academic Committee, or(2)Agreed by the instructors of the compulsory courses.
C. Applied mathematics I, synoptic meteorology I, Lab. of synoptic meteorology I, and atmospheric dynamics I are required in order to take applied mathematics II, synoptic meteorology II, Lab. of synoptic meteorology II, and atmospheric dynamics II respectively.
D. Synoptic meteorology is required in order to take Lab. of synoptic meteorology.

3. Maximum and minimum credits per semester:
   Students should take 16-25 credits per semester for the first, second, and third year, and 9-25 credits for the fourth year. Undergraduates whose semester average point is higher 80 can take one or two more courses the next semester after approved by their instructors and Department Head.

4. The other relevant regulations are the same as those in the Academic Affairs Charter of the University.

5. To encourage learning, the College of Science established the "Dean Award" in the second semester of 1997. The graduate students whose total grade points of the "core courses" required by the Department are in the top 10% will be granted the Dean Award. The core courses are the required courses offered by the Department plus the elective courses required by the Department. In addition, students graduating early are also can be the candidates for the award.

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