College of Arts & Science at Miami University
About the College
Mission Statement: The mission of the College of Arts and Science is to develop in our students the knowledge and skills for success in a dynamic, global society and to foster excellence in creativity and research. (adopted April 2012)
College graduation requirements parallel Miami's degree requirements. CAS students also take language courses to earn an undergraduate degree (BA, BA in International Studies, or BS).
Many students come to Miami without choosing a major. The college is the initial "home" for these students. CAS advisors help new students choose courses that meet degree requirements and introduce potential majors.
Outstanding Faculty and Exceptional Students
Miami faculty are well-respected teachers, scholars, mentors, and role models.
[Meet some of our new faculty for 2012-13.]
Faculty and student interaction in the classroom can lead to collaborative research. CAS undergraduates frequently participate in research projects around the world, attend major conferences, and publish in scholarly journals.
[Learn more in The Miami University Report's issue on Undergraduate Research — August 2012 (PDF).]
Approximately 55% of Honors Program students have CAS majors. In the past few years, CAS students have won competitive scholarships such as the Astronaut, Gates Cambridge, Goldwater, Marshall, and Rhodes.
Excellent Academic Programs
- digital game studies
- disability studies
- environmental science
- interactive media studies
Members of our Alumni Advisory Board provide advice that enhances the quality of our programs, teaching, and research. Members of our Dean's Student Advisory Council provide the Dean with student perspectives of current university issues and concerns.