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Immersive courses. Engaged faculty. Inspired scholars. These are the heart of Miami University’s diverse arts and science curriculum. The College of Arts and Science (CAS) fosters a climate that promotes intellectual discovery and personal development through the 60+ undergraduate majors, dozens of minors, and 40+ graduate degree programs. Whatever your passion, CAS will equip you to obtain a great career that enables you to live your dreams, enact meaningful change, and become the person you desire to be.
Discover why arts and science graduates are sought by top employers.
1 in 3
undergraduates doing research in experiential environments alongside leading faculty
of May graduates are employed or enrolled in graduate school by fall
acceptance rate for law school applicants compared to 83% nationally
acceptance rate for med school applicants, compared to 42.8% admitted into M.D. programs nationally
As an undergraduate in the College of Arts and Science, you will get the personal attention and resources other universities reserve for their graduate students.
Our professors will encourage you to take an active role in their research teams, where you'll make real contributions and learn valuable skills. You may even present the results of your research at major conferences and see your work published in scholarly journals. These pre-professional experiences will give you a strong advantage for professional or graduate school acceptance as well as rich and rewarding careers.
Real-world experience doesn’t happen in just any classroom. You have to see the pressing issues firsthand before you can make solid contributions.
Across a variety of CAS research centers, you will have opportunities to work side-by-side with professors, community leaders, and industry experts to help actually implement solutions to today’s pressing issues. And our popular “Inside” study away workshops in Hollywood, Washington, New York, London, and more will take you behind the scenes in close contact with successful Miami alumni.
Whatever your passion, customize your education to match your vision. Add a second major or a co-major. Explore a minor or two. It’s your education. We’re just the guide on your path to success.
Our expert academic advising staff and professors will work with you to achieve the goals that are uniquely you. We will help you navigate your chosen career field and academic interests via 11 CAS theme areas and nine overall career clusters where you focus on your professional interests while exploring similar careers within broad industry categories.
A degree from Miami University's College of Arts and Science opens the door to an increasingly diverse range of careers. The critical-thinking, problem-solving, and communication skills you’ll develop here are the very skills employers seek in every field from medicine and law to politics, government, engineering, technology, business, communications, education, and more.
As one of the more than 1,500 Miami students that earn academic credit on a study abroad experience each year, you could choose to spend a semester at Miami’s campus in Luxembourg or explore the numerous other programs in Europe, South and Central America, the Middle East, and Asia. Or, you can access unique experiences through our “Inside” study away programs, which connect you with successful Miami alumni in media, government, business, and more in places like Washington D.C., Hollywood, New York, London, and Chicago.
As you prepare for an active role in the new global community, our interdisciplinary programs reflect our commitment to equip you for a fulfilling and rewarding career. Your success — both in the classroom and through experiential learning — remains our number-one commitment. Whatever your ambitions, you will graduate with the knowledge and skills for success in a dynamic, global society.