University Studies

University Studies is for students interested in exploring several different academic programs before declaring a major. Don’t stress if you are unsure of what you want to major in — approximately 60% of all Miami students change their major or add a second major during their undergraduate career. Whether you are seeking your passion or wish to combine interests, you can pursue multiple paths while still meeting graduation requirements — and discover what is right for you!

Highlights and Opportunities

  • Explore courses in a variety of disciplines connected to your interests while completing Global Miami Plan Foundation requirements at the same time!
  • Discover which of Miami's dozens of majors are the right fit for you or design a unique course of study as an individualized studies major, drawing from the humanities, sciences, arts, social sciences, and professional programs
  • Participate in an optional, fall pre-semester program, Discovery Bound, to engage in major/career exploration early
  • Move into an optional living learning community, DiscoverU, specifically for University Studies students

Ways to Explore Your Options at Miami

  • Connect with your University Studies academic advisor, departmental advisors, and Miami alumni
  • Visit the Center for Career Exploration and Success to meet with your career advisor
    Participate in a variety of major/career focused workshops throughout the year
  • Take a specially tailored course around major/career exploration:
    • UNV 101: I Am Miami
    • EDL 100: Career Development and the College Student