The Miami Semester/Year – Visiting Student Program provides the opportunity for degree-seeking students attending other colleges to spend one or two semesters living, studying and doing research at the University of Miami. Domestic and international students may enroll in this program, taking advantage of our diverse academic community, renowned faculty, and beautiful South-Florida landscape. 

The Miami Semester/Year – 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. 

If an academic area of study is not listed below, please contact the Miami Semester Program Office to inquire if your program of interest is available or can be developed to meet your academic requirements. 

Course offerings are subject to change depending on availability. 

American Studies

American Studies allows students to select three courses from the American Studies (AMS) Program's course offerings, and additional 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
Seminar in American Studies
Elective 6
Total Credit Hours9-12

Architecture: New Urbanism

The Architecture 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 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

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 post production. Students enroll in three Electrical Engineering courses; and add courses from other areas of interest based on availability.

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
Special Topics in Computer Engineering
Special Topics in Computer Engineering
Courses Available through the Frost School of Music
Experiential Musicianship II
Transducer Theory
Total Credit Hours4-6

Ecosystem Science and Policy

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
Field Problems in Ecosystem Science and Policy
Seminar Series in Contemporary Environmental Issues II
Perspectives on Environmental Decision Making
Interdisciplinary Approaches
Total Credit Hours3

International Finance and Marketing

The International Finance and Marketing program 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
International Finance
International Marketing
International Monetary Economics
International Business Law
Total Credit Hours0

Marine Science

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 1
Total Credit Hours0

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 Kinesiology & 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