Miami University's Regional College of Liberal Arts and Applied Sciences (CLAAS) offers a variety of bachelor and associate degrees that can be earned entirely at the Hamilton and/or Middletown campus, or online via E-Campus. Students are also welcome to begin their education at the Regional locations and then change their campus to Oxford to finish degrees housed there.
Majors, Minors, and Degrees
Here are a variety of tools to help you discover the major that works best for you:
- Explore all Regional majors and minors in the Miami University Program Finder, where you can search for only Regional majors by your interests or by your career plans.
- Explore all the Majors and Minors available at Miami University (also links to the Program Finder, allowing you to search all majors at Miami, including the Oxford campus, by interests or future career plans).
- Explore Recommended Course Plans for Regional degrees by their initial catalog year (some degrees may have slight differences for your catalog year; please discuss this with an advisor).
- Review the Types of Degrees offered at Miami University.
- Explore the many resources on our Regional Pre-Majors website .
- Take the myMajors quiz to discover what majors might be a great fit for you.
New incoming students discuss their degree options when they meet with an advisor at Orientation. Continuing students are welcome to schedule an appointment with a Regional academic advisor to discuss the many degree options at Miami University.
Participating in a study abroad program gives you the opportunity to experience a new culture through first-hand experience. Study abroad can help you gain new perspectives and help you push your comfort zone. Miami University Global Initiatives helps students find and complete study abroad experiences. There are so many opportunities for Regional students to study abroad, and there are scholarship opportunities, as well.
Contact the Global Initiatives office at educationabroad@MiamiOH.edu or at 513-529-8600 to make an appointment. Some topics you might cover during your study abroad advising appointment:
- Choosing a study abroad program
- Exploring opportunities at Miami's Luxembourg program
- Aligning a study abroad program with y our academic or career plans
- Opportunities for study abroad scholarships
- Completing the study abroad application
The CLAAS Divisional Honors Program gives select students the opportunity to enhance their general education requirements by engaging in a variety of additional learning experiences. If you are accepted as a Regional Honors student, you'd be expected to complete seven total seminars and experiences over the course of your undergraduate studies that extend your learning beyond the classroom.
Regional students with a high school or college GPA over 3.0 are invited to apply to the CLAAS Divisional Honors Program. Admission is both competitive and comprehensive. All applications are reviewed by the Director and members of the Honors Advisory Council. If you have questions, please contact the Director of Honors at Miami Regionals, Dr. John Cinnamon, at cinnamjm@MiamiOH.edu or 513-785-3270.
Miami Regionals students can complete a variety of certificates and microcredentials that help them gain practical skills quickly to further careers and interests. Microcredentials, offered through Miami Regionals E-Campus, focus on specialized outcomes, skills or experiences that make someone better qualified to do a particular job. They can open up opportunities for promotion or a career change. You can apply now to a microcredential program.
Regional students also can complete many certificates in all Divisions of Miami University. Some popular undergraduate certificates include:
- Child Life Specialist
- Global Readiness
- Geographical Information Sciences (GIS)
- Manufacturing Foundations
- Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASD)
- Fostering Just Communities (FJC)
For more information on certificate programs or microcredentials, please contact our Academic Advising Office.
A Thematic Sequence is a series of related courses (usually three) that focuses on a theme or subject in a developmental way. Each course builds or expands upon knowledge from the preceding course. Usually, the first course is a Miami Plan Foundation course. Students must complete at least one Thematic Sequence outside the area of their major. A double major or minor can take the place of the Thematic Sequence. Liberal Education offers more information about Thematic Sequences.
Regional students can complete any Thematic Sequence at Miami University, though they may need to take classes in Oxford to do so. The Academic Advising office keeps a list of Thematic Sequences that can be partially completed Regionally. Please contact our office at RegAdvising@MiamiOH.edu or 513-727-3440 for information and assistance.
Regional campus students are eligible for a variety of scholarships. The Regional Office of Financial Aid automatically makes award determinations by reviewing a student's GPA and the eligibility criteria required for each scholarship. Miami Regionals offers automatic Merit Scholarships to students who meet the requirements and deadlines. Departments in the College of Liberal Arts and Applied Sciences (CLAAS) also offer scholarships, such as in Nursing, Engineering Technology and Interdisciplinary and Communication Studies.