New and Prospective Students, Parents
Pathways to Liberal Education
As you begin your undergraduate studies at Miami, you will be asked to make choices about a broad range of courses in what is called the Global Miami Plan for Liberal Education. Liberal education complements specialized studies in your major and provides a broadened context for exploring social, academic, political and professional choices. Most students beginning in Fall 2010, regardless of major, are required to participate in the Global Miami Plan for Liberal Education. Students may also apply to the Honors Program to follow the Honors Framework for Liberal Education.
First-year students may also participate in the following programs to enhance their liberal education experience at Miami University:
Summer Reading Program: One of the nation's oldest and arguably one of the premiere programs in the country, Summer Reading introduces our incoming first-year students to Miami's academic community. Read more
First-Year Seminar: These seminars are specially designed for first year students and focus on an intellectual theme, problem or issue based on the passion and expertise of the faculty member. Read more