# What undergraduate coursework is required for admission?

In general, we expect students to have taken about two years of college math: calculus, multivariable (vector) calculus, linear algebra, differential equations, partial differential equations, and statistics. One year of college physics is also recommended. Students who are lacking some of this coursework can take extra math classes their first year, but we prefer for students to complete the recommended coursework before enrolling in the graduate program. A math refresher course is generally offered a week or two before Fall classes start, based on student interest. I highly recommend this course, even if you are very comfortable with math, because it will present math and physics in the context of atmospheric science and oceanography.