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Empowering minds, fueling futures.

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.

Why Arts and Science?

At Miami University's College of Arts and Science, you’ll get a broad and diverse education that offers the "best of both worlds" — opportunities and resources typically found at much larger universities in a more intimate, personalized, interactive environment. You’ll gain critical thinking and communication skills through our rich diversity of rigorous academic opportunities and experiences. You'll cultivate intellect and creativity as we work toward the common good. And you'll develop the key building blocks to a happy, successful career in our ever-changing, globally minded workforce.

Explore the Scope and Diversity of Our Majors and Opportunities. Prepare for a Fulfilling Career.

Natural and Biological Sciences

CAS offers a wealth of immersive programs spanning biological science, physical and environmental science, data science, and mathematics. These areas incorporate the extraction of data to examine the fundamentals of how things work, exist, and interact within both the known and theoretical universe, at all scales – from the astronomical to the nano.

Starting your first year, your professors will encourage you to join their research teams, where you can make real contributions not only in the lab but also at major conferences and in scholarly journals. These experiences will give you a strong advantage for professional or graduate school acceptance as well as rewarding careers in both the private and public sectors.

But your opportunities don’t stop there. You will find plenty of practical, career-focused experiences in such diverse offerings as our pre-healthcare preceptorships, summer geological field camps, the annual spring DataFest, and numerous internships, scholarships, and study abroad programs.

Social Sciences

The wide variety of social science programs at CAS will plunge you into the roots of human nature and society. Our students are interested in exploring individual interpersonal interactions, analyzing the behaviors of social sub-groups, and understanding larger cultural and societal norms. 

For example, Speech Pathology and Audiology majors study communication disorders, language development, and hearing. Psychology majors focus on human behavior, brain development, thought, and feelings. And Political Science majors examine issues of local and national governance, diplomacy and global politics, and social and political change. 

Our experiential learning opportunities include research, study away/abroad, internships, and scholarships. From the “inside the beltway” internship experiences at Inside Washington, to the guidance and networking resources provided by the Sue J. Henry Center for Pre-Law Education, to the on-the-ground, real-world impact of the Social Justice Internship Program, social science majors find numerous pathways to exciting careers.

Humanities

Humanities students in CAS delve into a vast range of fields devoted to the examination of the vibrancy of the human experience, how it is expressed, and the ways in which the intricacies of human values have shaped the world around us. 

Whether you’re tackling a world language, analyzing the origin of ancient texts, understanding how people consume various media, exploring the perspectives of global cultures, or even designing your own course of study, the humanities will guide you along a promising career path and sense of purpose. They also pair well with majors in business, science and technology, healthcare, and much more. 

Engage in research with top-notch faculty and participate in numerous resources and events with the Miami University Humanities Center. Beyond our wide variety of study abroad opportunities, you’ll discover our popular “Inside” career-focused internships in Hollywood, Washington, New York, London, and Chicago, all of which provide the chance to network with successful Miami alumni.

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Meet Some of our Accomplished Students

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Where Passion and Talent Create Change and Opportunity

Discover why arts and science graduates are sought by top employers.

1 in 3

undergraduates doing research in experiential environments alongside leading faculty

98.4%

of May 2022 graduates are employed or enrolled in graduate school by fall

92%

of 2022-23 senior Miami applicants were accepted to law school (compared to 80% national average for the same period)

60.4%

of first-time applicants were accepted into medical school; around 20% higher than national average

Meet Our Teacher-Scholars 

The College of Arts and Science

Representing nearly half of all students, the College of Arts and Science (CAS) is Miami University's largest division and the centerpiece of liberal arts — the wide range of subjects in the natural sciences, social sciences, and humanities crucial for the development of key professional skills desired by employers.

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143 Upham Hall
Miami University
Oxford, Ohio 45056
CAS@MiamiOH.edu
513-529-1234

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