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 course recommendations are suggested and subject to change. 

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  • School of Architecture

    Academic Bulletin

    305-284-3731
    arc.miami.edu

    Students with or without design or architecture course history are welcome to apply. You should have a 3.0 or better college grade point average in order to be considered for admission. 

    Suggested courses:

    Architectural Design 0 - 24 credits
    Architectural Methods 0 - 9 credits
    Architectural Structure 0 - 3 credits
    Architectural Theory  0 - 9 credits
    Architectural History Survey 0 - 6 credits
    Calculus 3 credits
    English Composition I & II 6 credits
    Physics 3 credits
    Western Civilization  0 - 6 credits

    Students requesting Advanced Standing in the design sequence must submit a portfolio. Architecture portfolios must be submitted at the same as the Common Application.  

    Undergraduate transfer students admitted into the Third-Year Design sequence are required to attend a Summer/Fall integration design module.

  • College of Arts and Sciences

    Academic Bulletin

    305-284-4117
    as.miami.edu

    The College of Arts and Sciences offers four degree programs: Bachelor of Arts (BA), Bachelor of Science (BS), Bachelor of Liberal Arts (BLA) and Bachelor of Fine Arts (BFA).

    General education requirements vary by degree program: 

    English Composition I & II (ALL) 6 credits
    Calculus I, Calculus II, and Computer Programming I or Statistics (BS) 9 credits
    Modern Language (BA/BS)
    200-level or higher in Arabic, Chinese, French, German, Haitian Creole, Hebrew, Italian, Japanese, Portuguese, and Spanish, Classics (Latin and Greek), or American Sign Language
    3 credits
    Natural Science (BA/BS)
    Biology, Chemistry, Geological Sciences, Marine Sciences Physical Science, or Physics
    3 credits

    Cognates:

    A cognate is a group of at least three courses, for at least nine credit hours, that share a theme or focus. A cognate may center on a discipline, a problem, a topic, a region, a method, a time period, or another language. Students must complete one cognate in each area of knowledge listed below and offerings can be found at cognates.miami.edu.

    • Arts and Humanities 
    • People and Society
    • Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math 

  • Miami Herbert Business School

    Academic Bulletin

    305-284-4641
    bus.miami.edu

    The Miami Herbert Business School requires entering students to have a strong mathematical background prior to entering UM. All transfer applicants must have completed and earned a grade of B or higher in a calculus course equivalent to MTH-161. In the Florida college and university system, the equivalent math course is MAC 2311. For details on this and other recommendations for business applicants, visit the Miami Herbert Business School's website

    Suggested Courses:

    Business Core Foundations 3 - 12 credits
    Calculus I (MTH-161) 3 credits
    English Composition I & II 6 credits
    Arts and Humanities Cognate 9 credits
    People and Society 0 - 6 credits
    Science, Technology, Engineering and Math Cognate 6 - 8 credits

  • School of Communication

    Academic Bulletin

    305-284-5234
    com.miami.edu

    The suggested courses listed below 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.

    English Composition I & II 6 credits
    Math
    Must be higher than MTH101 (college algebra), with the exception of MTH107 (precalculus)
    3 - 9 credits
    Public Speaking 3 credits
    Arts and Humanities Cognate (except Motion Picture majors) 9 credits
    People and Society Cognate (for Motion Pictures or Interactive Media majors only) 9 credits
    Science, Technology, Engineering and Math Cognate (except for Interactive Media) 9 credits

    Note, only one Cognate (3 area courses) from those listed can transfer.

    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

    Academic Bulletin

    305-284-3711
    education.miami.edu

    Students in the School of Education and Human Development must fulfill the general education requirements for the College of Arts and Sciences.


    English Composition I & II 6 credits
    Modern Language
    Required for Sport Administration majors only.
    3 - 9 credits
    Math 3 - 6 credits
    Arts and Humanities Cognate 9 credits
    People and Society Cognate 9 credits
    Science, Technology, Engineering and Math Cognate 9 credits


    Students who are interested in transferring into the Elementary Education/Special Education program must take the General Knowledge Test (GKT), a component of the Florida Teacher Certification Exam (FTCE).

  • College of Engineering

     

    305-284-2404
    coe.miami.edu

    Core Curriculum for first four semesters:

    Calculus I & 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 & 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

    Academic Bulletin

    305-284-2241
    frost.miami.edu

    With the exception of 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.

    All transfer applicants must submit a supplemental music application along with prescreen videos by December 1. Applications accepted only for fall semester. Check the Frost website for more information.

  • Rosenstiel School of Marine and Atmospheric Science

    Academic Bulletin

    305-284-2180
    rsmas.miami.edu

    Suggested courses, vary by degree program:

    Biology I & II: : Lecture and Laboratory 8 credits
    *Calculus I & II 8 credits
    Chemistry I : Lecture and Laboratory 4 credits
    Chemistry II : Lecture Only 3 credits
    English Composition I & II  6 credits
    Geology: Lecture and Laboratory 4 credits
    History/Social Sciences  9 credits
    Humanities 9 credits
    *Physics I & II: Lecture and Laboratory 10 credits 

    *For B.S. degrees only

  • School of Nursing and Health Studies

    Academic Bulletin

    305-284-3666
    sonhs.miami.edu

    The School of Nursing and Health Studies accepts transfer applicants for the Bachelor of Science in Health Science (B.S.H.S.) and the Bachelor of Science in Public Health (B.S.P.H.) programs. Please note that transfer applicants for the B.S.N. programs are not being accepted at this time.

    Suggested courses, vary by degree program:

    Anatomy (B.S.H.S.) 3 credits
    Physiology (B.S.H.S.) 3 credits
    Statistics (B.S.H.S.) 3 credits
    Epidemiology (B.S.P.H.) 3 credits
    Health Promotion-Disease Prevention (B.S.P.H.) 3 credits
    Health and Environment (B.S.P.H.) 3 credits
    Practicum in Community Health (B.S.P.H.) 3 credits

     

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