College of Arts & Science at Miami University
Miami and the College of Arts and Science (CAS) provide quality advice to students starting from summer orientation through to graduation:
- Entering students have a first-year advisor who lives in their residence hall.
- First-year students who have declared a major at the beginning of 2nd semester are assigned a faculty advisor in their department of major.
- Students in University Studies are advised by faculty advisors and academic advisors in the CAS Advising Office. The advisors help students plan course schedules, make decisions about majors and minors, and monitor their progress toward graduation.
- Transfer students attend special advising sessions.
- All students may attend events that highlight academic and career opportunities, such as the Exploring Majors Fair.
- All students have online, 24/7 access to their degree audit reports (DARs) through BannerWeb.
This advisory body provides the Dean of the college with student perspectives on current university issues. Students are nominated by Miami faculty and staff and represent all 4 class years and cognate areas within the college.
The Mosaic Living-Learning Community provides programs for first-year students interested in learning about different cultures and lifestyles. As part of this program, faculty teach a diversity seminar in the Mosaic residence hall. The Center for American and World Cultures plans multicultural events for the entire campus and offers the for-credit course, Strength through Cultural Diversity (IDS 159). Other on-campus organizations focus on special career interests, such as the Minority Association of Pre-Health Students (MAPS).
Miami encourages students to study abroad for a semester, academic year, or summer term. Students may participate in courses through Miami or other universities. Learn more about study abroad opportunities from CAS Academic Advising and the Office of International Education.
Full and part-time internships provide opportunities to explore careers, develop work skills, and build relationships with potential employers. Learn more about these opportunities through Internship Services in the Office of Career Services.
The Financial Aid website is a good starting point for learning about Miami's many scholarship opportunities. One of the most exciting scholarships is the Undergraduate Summer Scholars (USS) program. If your proposal is funded, you can spend a summer working on a research or creative project with a faculty mentor. Choose Ohio First Scholarships are designed to encourage students to become teachers in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics.
A recent survey of CAS graduates reinforces the value of a liberal arts education. Although many graduates go on to graduate or professional schools, over 90% of those who wanted to enter the job market, found immediate employment. Career Services is an excellent resource for Miami seniors.
[See also CAS Career Opportunities: The Sequence to Your Success.]