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The Western Program at Miami University

Students starting to paint house photo(Louisiana Service Learning Trip 2010) Miami University's Western Program is dedicated to developing students as independent thinkers with the skills to address the complex challenges and opportunities of the twenty-first century.

Classes taught by Western Program faculty engage students in interdisciplinary thinking and form a foundation for individualized and integrated study that draws from the humanities, sciences, arts, social sciences, and professional programs.


The program is centered in historic Peabody Hall where students and faculty work as members of a diverse community of motivated peers. The Western Program values that diversity as well as discovery, creativity, risk-taking, co-curricular learning, and active citizenship.

Students finished painting house group photo (Louisiana Service Learning Trip 2010)Our innovative curriculum enables you to integrate your varied interests through a:

If you are intellectually adventurous, independently minded, and eager to participate in an exciting new program, then designing a unique course of study with the support of Western faculty might be right for you!

Students should consider the Compass living learning community (Housing, Dining, Recreation, & Business Services website) that complements the major in Individualized Studies.


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