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Land and Atmospheric Science M.S.
Checkpoint charts display information about when you need to complete a specific requirement (either a single course or a choice among courses) in order to stay on track for four-year graduation. The charts represent the proper sequencing of course-taking to help you graduate in a timely way. They also show you which semesters a course is actually offered so that you can plan accordingly.

Please note: In some majors, not all major requirements are represented in the checkpoint chart. Consult your APAS report and your adviser to be sure that you complete all degree requirements.

Checkpoint Chart
Available icon  Potential term for fulfilling the requirement
Recommended icon  Recommended term for fulfilling the requirement
Year 1 Year 2
Checkpoint requirements
Requirement definitions
Year 1 - Fall Year 1 - Spring Year 2 - Fall
• Program requirement checkpoints (complete all)      
Core Courses LAAS 5050 first term recommended   last term
Core Courses LAAS 8128 first term recommended last term last term
Core Courses SOIL 8123   last term recommended  
• Plan Options checkpoints (complete all checkpoints for one focus area)      
Plan A <No checkpoints marked>      
• Sub-plan 'Plan A' requirement checkpoints (complete all)      
Plan A <No checkpoints marked>      
• Sub-plan 'Plan B' requirement checkpoints (complete all)      
Plan B <No checkpoints marked>