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The Miami Semester – Visiting Student Program provides the opportunity for degree-seeking students attending other colleges to spend one or two semesters in Miami living, studying and doing research at the University of Miami. Domestic or international students may enroll in this program, taking advantage of our geographical location, renowned faculty, and unique environmental features.  

The Miami Semester – Visiting Student Program is limited to degree-seeking undergraduates in good standing attending other universities and colleges. Participating students will be required to take a minimum of twelve credits. 

Course offerings are subject to change depending on availability.

American Studies

This program allows students to select one to two courses from among the American Studies (AMS) Program's core courses, and classes from other departments based on availability and interests. It is an interdisciplinary approach for students to reflect on the interrelated nature of subjects like, but not limited to, Sociology, Geography, History, and Anthropology, and topics that are relevant to today’s society such as cultural diversity, the global economy, regional and geographical norms, and popular culture. The goal of this program is to assist in students’ understanding of the world around them by analyzing events, policies, societal norms and cultures, and historical events. Students may take any combination of courses that equal at least 12 credit hours.

Core Courses 1
Select a minimum of one of the following:3-6
Introduction to American Studies
The United States In The World
History And Culture Of South Florida
Additional Course
AMS 401Seminar in American Studies3
Elective 6
Total Credit Hours12-15
1

 Core courses are selected in conjunction with an advisor.

Architecture: New Urbanism

The program allows for students currently majoring in Architecture at other colleges and universities to gain perspective of the field in South Florida. Students enroll in six credits of Architectural Design and six to nine credits of related electives or courses in Urban Studies.  Students will also have opportunities to participate in study abroad programs in London, Venice, and/or Spain during intersession and spring breaks as an additional enrollment option (additional tuition and program fees apply). Students are required to maintain a standard full-load of credits for the spring semester of 12-15 UM credits.

Core Courses 1
Students must submit a design portfolio prior to enrolling in courses
Select one of the following:6
Architecture Design VII
Architecture Design VIII
Architecture Design IX
Architecture Design X
Choose one or two of the following3-6
On Site Study of Selected Architecture and Urbanism
Management of Professional Practice
Advanced Visual Analysis
General Physics
Cities in Time and Space
Other Architecture elective course offerings (Interior Design, Landscape, and Historic Preservation)3
Total Credit Hours12-15
1

 Core courses are selected in conjunction with an advisor.

Audio Engineering

Audio Engineering allows for students currently majoring in Electrical Engineering to study areas such as circuit theory, electronics, signal processing and multimedia with audio studies in acoustics, digital audio, recording and postproduction. Students must enroll in a minimum of two Electrical Engineering courses from the core courses. Students may also opt to add courses in other areas based on availability and interests.

Core Courses 1
Choose two of the following:4-6
Digital Signal Processing
Real-Time Digital Signal Processing Laboratory
Engineering Acoustics
Digital Speech and Audio Processing
Additional Courses
ECE 595Special Topics in Computer Engineering1-3
ECE 596Special Topics in Computer Engineering1-3
Courses Available through the Frost School of Music
MMI 141Experiential Musicianship II3
MMI 501Transducer Theory3
Total Credit Hours12-18
1

 Core courses are selected in conjunction with an advisor.

Ecosystem Science and Policy

The Certificate in Ecosystem Science and Policy provides an opportunity for students from other universities to explore the South Florida environment, ecology and culture via interdisciplinary courses and experiential learning.

Students must take at least two core courses in Ecosystem Science and Policy. Miami Semester students will complete their schedules with courses chosen from among the interdisciplinary ECS courses and from other departments based on availability and interests.

Core Courses 1
ECS 112Field Problems in Ecosystem Science and Policy2
ECS 202Seminar Series in Contemporary Environmental Issues II1
ECS 302Perspectives on Environmental Decision Making3
ECS 403Interdisciplinary Approaches3
Elective3
Total Credit Hours12
1

 Core courses are selected in conjunction with an advisor.

International Finance and Marketing

The Certificate in International Finance and Marketing is designed for business students from other universities who want to add an international dimension to their studies. This program allows students to select from a limited set of courses offered by the School of Business. The program focuses on the international aspects of business. The program is open to students with at least a junior standing who have met the course prerequisites. Students must take at least two courses below, but may take all four.

Core Courses 1
FIN 330International Finance3
MKT 360International Marketing3
ECO 442International Monetary Economics3
BSL 412International Business Law3
Total Credit Hours12
1

 Core courses are selected in conjunction with an advisor.

Marine Science

The Certificate in Marine Science is a hands-on study opportunity for those interested in marine science, oceanography, geology and marine physics. Students must enroll in a minimum of three Marine Science courses. In addition, highly qualified students may be eligible for an independent study research project. Students may also opt to add courses in other areas based on availability and interests.

MSC Courses 19
Elective3
Total Credit Hours12
1

 MSC courses should be selected in consultation with your advisor. See the courses page for a list of MSC courses.

Sport Administration

Sport Administration is an opportunity for students who are interested in the ethics, leadership, and business of managing athletic organizations. Students will have the opportunity to participate in an internship that fits their interest area as well taking hands-on courses in the Department of Exercise & Sport Sciences. Internships may take place within the UM Athletic Department or local professional sport franchises. Students make take any combination of courses that equal at least 12 credit hours.

Core Courses 112
Sport Facilities and Event Management
Sport Marketing
Essential Leadership in Sports and the Professions
Ethical Decision Making in Sport and the Professions
Legal Aspects of Sport
Sport Information Management
Finance and Budget in Sport Administration
Seminar in Sport Administration (internship)
Total Credit Hours12
1

 Core courses are chosen in conjunction with an advisor.