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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. To find out more information about cognates here.
The following sections outline the recommended courses for freshman enrolling in each major. Freshman beginning with transfer credit should contact the main office at marsci@miami.edu. The English and Mathematics requirements for all majors are described below.
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Course Code |
Title |
MSC 204 | Environmental Statistics |
MSC 203 | Foundations of Computational Marine Science |
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 now have 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.