Please use this site as a guide to assist you as you select and register for your first semester courses. Before Orientation in August you will be assigned a faculty advisor. Your appointment time for advising will be given to you at Orientation.
For the purpose of our online pre-selection process, we are concentrating only on the required core courses needed to graduate. After arriving on campus, you will meet with your faculty advisor to discuss how this first semester fits into your overall curriculum requirements. A typical full-time academic schedule for a new RSMAS freshman will include 4-5 courses with 1 to 2 labs (14-17 credits).
Course descriptions can be found through Canelink. CaneLink is the University of Miami's online portal for students and faculty. You will use your existing CaneID and password to log on. Please use the guide provided on the New Student Registration website to search for courses.
The University General Education requirements will be completed using cognates. A cognate is a group of at least three courses for at least nine credits, related in a topical, thematic, interdisciplinary, sequential, or other fashion, so that completion of a cognate provides coherent depth of knowledge.
You will need to complete one cognate in each of the three Areas of Knowledge: Arts and Humanities, People and Society (Social Sciences), and Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM). All undergraduate students in the Rosenstiel School will be required to complete the Arts and Humanities cognate but will fulfill their STEM cognate requirement through their major requirements. Students in Marine Affairs will fulfill their People and Society cognate requirement through their minor. Students in Marine Science may elect to fulfill the People and Society cognate requirement with a Marine Policy cognate. Students in Meteorology may elect to fulfill the People and Society cognate requirement with a Broadcast Meteorology cognate. Cognates integrating Study Abroad courses are also available. See program advisors for details. To find out more information about cognates here.
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Students must take two English composition courses, ENG 105 and either 106 or 107. All incoming students must take ENG 105 unless it is waived, you earned AP/IB credit, or you have Foote Fellow status. If you have a minimum SAT Writing score of 700 or a minimum ACT English score of 32, ENG 105 is waived; take ENG 106 or ENG 107 instead. There are two sections of ENG 107 designated for our program (C9 and D9).We would ask that you select a section and contact marsci@miami.edu so that we may enroll you in the correct course. ENG 107 is a specialized version of ENG 106 focusing on the sciences. Students with an AP score of 5 on the English Language exam (IB score of 6 in HL English A1) receive credit for ENG 105 and 106.
For all incoming students the appropriate level of math course may be determined by AP/IB scores, SAT/ACT scores, previous college credit, or by taking a proctored ALEKS test. If you would like to place in a higher level, you may choose to take the ALEKS Math Placement exam on campus during one of the proctored sessions offered during the summer and during move-in dates in August. Click here for the Placement Guide and click here for proctored testing dates/times to determine which math course you should begin with to start the math sequence required for your major.
International Students – International students will be required to complete the ALEKS Math Placement test on campus during one of the proctored sessions offered during the summer or during move-in dates in August prior to enrolling in any classes that require a math pre-requisite. Knowing that the transition to a US academic setting can be challenging, this will ensure that your enrollment is tailored to your abilities and will maximize your chances of academic success. Click here for the Placement Guide and click here proctored testing dates and times to determine which math course you should begin with to start the math sequence required for your major.
Marine Science and Meteorology majors will be required to complete one year of calculus. Marine Affairs majors are required to take one math course (MTH 108 or above). In addition, all undergraduate students must take one course in either statistics or computer science.
Course Code |
Title |
MSC 204 | Environmental Statistics |
BIL 311 | Biostatistics |
IEN 311 | Applied Probability and Statistics |
MTH 224 | Introduction to Probability and Statistics |
CSC 120 | Computer Programming I |
Course Code |
Title |
MTH 101 | Algebra for College Students |
MTH 107 | Pre-calculus Mathematics |
MTH 108 | Pre-calculus Mathematics II |
MTH 113 | Finite Mathematics |
MTH 130 | Introductory Calculus |
MTH 140 | Calculus Concepts with Foundations A |
MTH 161 | Calculus I |
MTH 162 or MTH 172 | Calculus II |
Course Code |
Title |
MTH 107 | Pre-calculus Mathematics I |
MTH 108 | Pre-calculus Mathematics II |
MTH 140 | Calculus Concepts with Foundations A |
MTH 161 | Calculus I |
MTH 162 or MTH 172 | Calculus II |
CONGRATULATIONS! You have now all the information you need to start the course selection process. If you have any questions call: (305) 284-2180 or email marsci@miami.edu.
You will receive a copy of your schedule of classes during Orientation and will have an appointment with a faculty advisor during that time – before classes begin.