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...172 3 Art History 3 ART 188 3...4, or 5 POL 241 3 Human Geography...

The College of Arts and Science

Arts and Science and University Studies Advising Office 146 Upham Hall Phone: 513-529-3031 General Information The College of Arts and Science is the centerpiece of liberal arts education at Miami University and the largest academic division on campus. As such, the College encompasses a rich diversity of disciplinary opportunities and experiences across the humanities, natural sciences, social sciences, languages, mathematics, and interdisciplinary programs. Using this broad foundation, an Arts and Science education is devoted to intellectual analysis, critical thinking, and honing transferable skills that will be used for a student’s entire lifetime. Employers demand a smart, globally minded workforce that can creatively solve problems while drawing upon a broad and adaptable skill set, and the College prepares its students for a vast array of career opportunities. The College offers three degrees: the Bachelor of Arts, the Bachelor of Arts in International Studies, and the Bachelor of Science Accreditation Departments in the College that are accredited by professional associations are: Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry: American Chemical Society Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry: Chemistry and Biochemistry by the American Society of Biochemistry & Molecular Biology (ASBMB) Department of Psychology: American Psychological Association Department of Speech Pathology and Audiology (graduate program only) by the Council of Academic Accreditation in Audiology and Speech-Language Pathology General Requirements These are the general requirements of the College of Arts and Science for graduation: Earn at least 124 semester hours, 56 must be advanced (at 200 level and above). Fulfill the Global Miami Plan (MP), the College Requirement (CAS), and the requirements of your major. Earn a 2.00 cumulative grade point average, as well as a  2.00 average in all courses taken in your department(s) of major. If you are a transfer student, you must take a substantial portion of your major requirements at Miami.  You will work with an Arts and Science divisional academic advisor at the time of transfer to help facilitate your transition. Notes on Credit Restrictions Before registering for your courses, you should keep in mind these restrictions on credit: You may not earn credit for a lower-numbered course in a department if you have already taken a closely related, higher-numbered course for credit. For example, if you have passed  FRE 201 ,  FRE 202 , you cannot take  FRE 101 ,  FRE 102  and receive credit for them. When taking a series of courses, you may not jump over a prerequisite course.  For example: if you start a foreign language and take the 101 and 102 courses, you cannot jump over the 201 course to take the 202 course; be sure to consult the courses of instruction portion of this bulletin to look at the prerequisites for courses you are thinking of taking. Credit is not given for closely related courses in two or more divisions; be sure to consult the courses of instruction portion of this bulletin to see if courses are duplicative credit. You cannot register for more than 20 hours in a semester except with the approval of the Dean or his/her designee.  

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...Studio ART 5 Three-Dimensional Art Studio ART...for reform. Take POL 241 first, then select...

Zoology- Bachelor of Science

...either the Bachelor of Arts or Bachelor of...204, 205, 221, 232, 241, 244, 302, 306...

Zoology- Bachelor of Arts

Zoology is the natural science that focuses on the study of animals. The zoology major can be tailored to meet the needs of students interested in the health sciences, animal physiology, cell and molecular biology, ecology or environmental studies, or evolution and systematics. It is possible to complete a Zoology Major while earning either the Bachelor of Arts or Bachelor of Science. Students may double major in Botany and Zoology, but in that case only nine credits of the Advanced Hours requirement may be used for both degrees. Students may not double major in Biology and Zoology.

Public Administration- Bachelor of Arts

The Public Administration major is designed for undergraduates interested in studying and understanding the issues of governance and management in government and not-for-profit organizations, and more specifically about the link between politics and public policy implementation. It is appropriate for those interested in public service careers in the federal government, state government, and/or local government including: city and county management, public finance administration, public personnel administration, public policy analysis and program evaluation. This major also prepares students for continued education in professional and graduate schools of public administration, public policy analysis, and related fields. It also serves as a pre-law course of study.

ART 241. Printmaking I. (3)

Studio introduction to printmaking media and processes with emphasis on intaglio and relief printing such as etching and woodcut. Composition and concepts for pictorial communication.
Prerequisite: ART 121 or permission of instructor.

PHL 241. Philosophy of Art. (3)

Introduction to basic notions of aesthetics, such as the definition of art, truth in the arts, characterization of aesthetic experience, etc. through examination of specific philosophies and problem areas. Readings may range from classical to contemporary thinkers.