Suggested Coursework to Prepare to Transfer

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Only credits from a regionally accredited institution are transferable to the University of Miami. Be sure to visit our Transferring Credits page for more information. For specific degree requirements, contact the appropriate school or college. 

Please note that all requirements are subject to change. 

School of Architecture

Architecture Course Catalog
Ph 305-284-3731 |

Note: A required portfolio is due by March 1.
Applicants admitted for fall semester only.

Suggested Courses:

Architectural Design 24 credits 
Architectural Methods 9 credits 
Architectural Structure 3 credits 
Architectural Theory  9 credits 
Architectural History Survey 6 credits 
English Composition I & II 6 credits
Physics  3 credits
Calculus 3 credits
Western Civilization  6 credits

School of Architecture applicants should have a 3.0 or better college grade point average (in order to be considered for admission) and must submit a portfolio directly to the School of Architecture no later than March 1. Click here to view the portfolio requirements for Architecture.

College of Arts and Sciences

Arts and Sciences Course Catalog Ph 305-284-4117 |

Note: *Requirements will vary depending on A.B. or B.S. program.

Suggested Courses:

English Composition I & II 6 credits 
Foreign Language 3-9 credits 
People & Society 9 credits 
Arts & Humanities 9 credits 
Science, Technology, Engineering,
& Math
9 credits 
Natural Science* 4-9 credits

Miami Herbert Business School

Business Course Catalog
Ph 305-284-4641 |

*The Miami Herbert Business School requires entering students to have a strong mathematical background prior to entering UM. All transfer applicants to the Miami Herbert Business School must have completed and received college credit for a calculus course and earned a grade of "B" or better. For details on this and other recommendations for business applicants, visit the Miami Herbert Business School's website

Suggested Courses:

Business Foundations 15 credits
English/Communications 12 credits
Humanities/Fine Arts 9 credits
Math/Quantitative Foundation* 9-14 credits
Natural Science 6-8 credits
Social Sciences 0-6 credits

School of Communication

Communication Course Catalog
Ph 305-284-5234 |

Suggested Courses:

English Composition I & II 6 credits
Fine Arts & Humanities 12 credits
Math^ 3 credits
Natural World 6 credits
People & Society 6 credits

* The courses listed above will satisfy most majors. Please refer to the bulletin for specific requirements for your chosen major. Contact the school's Academic Services Office for details.

^ Math course must be higher than MTH101 (college algebra), with the exception of MTH107 (precalculus).

School of Communication students must complete the requirement of a minor inside or outside the school. Students who choose to pursue a second major are exempt from completing the minor. These options allow students to focus their interests within the field of communication while providing greater flexibility in creating a curriculum that matches their career goals. Contact the school's Office of Admission, Academic and Alumni Services for details.

School of Education and Human Development

Education Course Catalog
Ph 305-284-3711 |

Students in Education must fulfill the general education requirements for the College of Arts & Sciences.

Suggested Courses:

English Composition I & II 6 credits
Foreign Language* 3-9 credits
History/Social Sciences 9 credits
Humanities 12 credits
Math 3-6 credits
Natural Science 6-12 credits

* Required only for Sport Administration majors. For more details on coursework and program information, please visit

College of Engineering

Engineering Course Catalog
Ph 305-284-2404 |

Core Curriculum for first 4 semesters:

Calculus I and II  8 credits
Calculus III
(for Aerospace, Architectural, Civil, Environmental,
and Mechanical Engineering Majors
)  OR...
4 credits
Linear Algebra
(for Electrical, Computer, and Industrial
Engineering Majors
3 credits 
Differential Equations 3 credits
English Composition I and II 6 credits
Principles of Chemistry I: Lecture and Laboratory 4 credits
University Physics I & II: Lecture and Laboratory 10 credits

Frost School of Music

Music Course Catalog
Ph 305-284-2241 |

Sugested Courses:

  • Applicants must complete an audition. Pre-screening required for some instruments by December 1. Contact Music Admission for details on auditions. 
  • Other than English Composition I & II, there are no credits unilaterally accepted by all programs in the Frost School of Music. Each program has certain courses for which students may receive credit.
  • Applicants must submit a supplemental application along with the Common Application by December 1. Applications accepted only for fall semester.

Rosenstiel School of Marine and Atmospheric Science

Marine Science Course Catalog
Ph 305-284-2180 |

Suggested Courses*:

English Composition I & II  6 credits
History/Social Sciences  9 credits
Humanities 12 credits
**Calculus I & II 8 credits
Biology I & II 8 credits
Chemistry I & II 8 credits
Geology: Lecture and Laboratory 4 credits 
**Physics I & II: Lecture and Laboratory 10 credits 

*Requirements will vary depending on A.B.
** For B.S. degree

School of Nursing and Health Studies

Nursing and Health Studies Course Catalog
Ph 305-284-3666 |

Suggested Courses:

Bachelor of Science in Nursing (B.S.N.)

  • Adult Health Nursing
  • Psychiatric Mental Health Nursing
  • Pediatric Nursing
  • Maternal Health Nursing
  • Community Health Nursing

Bachelor of Science in Health Science (B.S.H.S.)

  • Anatomy
  • Physiology
  • Statistics

Bachelor of Science in Public Health (B.S.P.H.)

  • Epidemiology
  • Health Promotion-Disease Prevention
  • Health and Environment
  • Practicum in Community Health

Prerequisites for B.S.N. Clinical Coursework include: General Biology & Lab, Chemistry for Life Sciences & Lab, Human Anatomy & Lab, Human Physiology, Microbiology, Human Growth & Development, College Algebra, Introduction to Psychology, Statistics, and Nutrition.

Traditional B.S.N. applicants accepted only for fall semester. Accelerated Option B.S.N. applicants accepted for summer and spring semesters. R.N.-B.S.N. applicants accepted per announcement. B.S.H.S. and B.S.P.H. applicants accepted for fall and spring semesters.