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Athletic Academic Services


School of Architecture
College of Arts and Sciences
School of Business Administration
School of Communication
School of Education
College of Engineering
Graduate School
School of Law
School of Medicine
Frost School of Music
School of Nursing and Health
Rosenstiel School of Marine and Atmospheric Sciences
Continuing and International Education

The key to forging intellect, character and well being is being in the right environment with the right tools.

The undergraduates at the University of Miami enjoy a student-faculty ratio of 13 to 1, coupled with exposure to cutting-edge research, passionate teaching and a dynamic learning environment.UM is a Carnegie I Research University: Our professors are providing the research used in the textbooks that other schools use.Honored by the Templeton Foundation as one of only 100 American “colleges that encourage character development,” based on our student run honor code, volunteerism and leadership training.UM offers 180 undergraduate programs ranging from broadcast journalism to international administration, studio jazz to theatre arts, business law to computer science.UM School of Medicine is one of the top 20 in the nation.UM School of Law is one of the top programs in international law.50% of all courses have 15 or fewer students97% of faculty holds doctorates or the highest degree in their field.More then 60 computer labs in residential colleges, libraries, and schools.Campus is wireless.The admitted student mid-range SAT I score is 1210 to 1370.The admitted student mid-range ACT score is 27 to 31.Two-third of our students were in the top 10% of their high school class.UM is the nation’s most diverse school among all research institutions.UM had the third fastest SAT improvement in the nation.Among all students, only 60 percent of credits come from Arts and Sciences while 40 percent of classes taken are in each student’s specialization.UM is the only school in the nation to have all academic schools on campus.All students have access to the University’s Toppel Career Planning and Placement Center where they get cover letter and resume training, along with being able to attend job fairs, and get interviews from corporate representatives. They also will have access to satellite hookups for teleconferencing interviews.

The Athletic Academic Services Staff of the University of Miami Athletic Department is committed to providing the academic support services necessary to facilitate the graduation of student athletes and the nurturing of skills to promote the development of responsible, well-rounded individuals. This mission is fulfilled through our commitment to promote athletics, academics, personal development and career development. The University of Miami women’s basketball team’s operates under the guidence of Women’s Basketball Academic Coordinator Carole Walker.

The Retention Programs
The University of Miami offers unique programs designed to assist student-athletes in their pursuit of a college education. These are a few of the programs offered to assist student-athletes:

FEX Freshman Experience Course
A unique class designed to assist freshman student-athletes with the transition from high school to college.

Proactive Mentorship Program
This program is designed to assist student-athletes with the transition skills necessary to be successful college students. All freshmen are required to participate and meet once a week with a mentor covering issues such as time management, goal-setting, class preparation, test preparation, etc.

Study Table Program
Provides valuable locations and time to accomplish academic goals. Structured times, group and individual tutorials, computer labs, and quiet areas are designated for this program.

F.A.S.T. Program (Freshman Academic Success Training)
The main purpose of this program is to ensure a smooth and successful transition from high school to college through academic success training. This will be accomplished through closely monitoring incoming at-risk student-athletes so as to ensure the use of efficient time management and study skills. Assumptions are made that all of our student-athletes come to us with good study habits, academic knowledge, and social judgment. This program will address all these areas and be reinforced throughout the semester.

Computer Lab
Located within the Hecht Athletic Center, student-athletes have access to 30 personal computers with internet access and conduct research. The lab also has seven laptop computers that student-athletes can check out and take with them on team trips, or when they want to work on their own.

Level 1 certified tutors by the College Reading and Learning Association provide individual and group assistance upon request. The tutor program at the University of Miami is one of a small number of athletic programs in the country to be awarded CRLA certification.

Learning Resource Room
Student-athletes with disabilities have access to computer programs that aid in their educational skill development.

University Colleges and Schools

School of Architecture

5 year bachelor of architecture, professional degreeDean Plater-Zyberk and Professor Vincent Scully: World-renowned architects.New Urbanism/Seaside, FL; over 500 New Urbanism communitiesHolistic approach to teaching; teaching philosophy – “civic art” teaches a sense of history and societyStudents assigned their own design studio space from freshman year on; accessible 24 hoursStudy abroad opportunity in Rome, Scotland, and Japan; many site visitsEncourage internships for students starting in freshman yearSummer program for high school juniors.Peer counseling for new students; entire first year is done by handFirst year studios have a student-faculty ratio of 9:1; smaller than upper level studiosCareer Fair held every SpringOnly enroll 60 students each yearNew building will open shortly

College of Arts and Sciences

Houses nearly half of all our undergraduatesMajors available in everything from anthropology to women’s studiesPre-med. and pre-law advisors work with students to develop appropriate curriculum; can be pre-med. or pre-law in almost any majorMarine science (Rosenstiel Campus in Virginia Key)Strong in all the natural sciences because of Rosenstiel and JacksonMedical Complex is 2nd largest teaching hospital in the United States. Bascom Palmer Eye Institute #1 in nation.Interdisciplinary studies offer integrated curriculum – Latin, Greek, Africana, Judaic studies programs availableGreat place to study languages because of our international environmentMany opportunities for supervised research”Undecided” advisors available to guide undecided students

School of Business Administration

One of 152 schools in country to be accredited at both undergraduate and graduate levels (AACSB)Students earn a B.B.A. degree; also offer B.S. in all majorsUnique Alumni Mentor Program where students are matched up from junior year on with a local alumnus who works in the business field; monthly meetingsStudents are landing coveted internships – Morgan Stanley; Lehman Brothers; Merrill Lynch; Ernst & Young; Dell; ETC; Deloitte & ToucheStrong international business program because of location and study abroad programsPeer counseling programState-of-the-art facilities; Storer auditorium hosts lecturers and conferences; computer labsZiff Placement CenterNew building in the works, will accommodate classrooms and residentsNew faculty wing: Kosar-Epstein wingBusiness majors begin in the School of BusinessPlanning to create an Institute of Business Ethics

School of Communication

Students automatically complete second major in Arts and Sciences; still normal 4-year degree and credit totals, no overload, designed so they can complete both majors; allows them to pursue a second interest, whether it be math, or biology, or EnglishUM has more internships than students to fill them in Miami as a function of Miami being in one of the nation’s largest media marketsMiami is 3rd largest media center in the U.S. and largest in Southeast, making accessible TV, radio, newspapers, advertising and PR firms, etc.Top 5 Journalism Program in the U.S. and one of only 100 journalism programs to be fully accreditedOn-campus cable TV and FM radio station; biweekly published newspaperFilm program now one of top three in country (NYU, UCLA) because industry has taken off in South Florida; we are only game in town, therefore easier to get on the setNational Champion debate teamScholarship subsidies for Florida residents who wish to study motion pictures and show needSince May 2001, the School’s offices and classrooms are being housed in the Frances L. Wolfson Building. Other School facilities include the Communication Studio (broadcast facilities), Learning Center rooms, and the Bill Cosford Cinema. Brand new edition is being built currentlyPlans for an extension of the Wolfson buildingVisual Communication major – replaced Photo Journalism major; integrates multimedia and electronic platforms of communcationUMTV won Emmy and a Telly; students get their experience as a first year student

School of Education

UM has its pre-school and elementary school on campusOpportunity to get out in classrooms even in freshman and sophomore yearDegree is nationally accredited and recognized by other statesVariety of classroom settings/ cross cultural/diversity/high demand in the Miami areaOffer TESOL certificateStudents automatically complete second major in Arts and Sciences.Two umbrellas in the School of Education: Exercise and Sport Science and Education- great opportunities to work with on campus sports as well as athletic teams in the city of Miami.All graduates gain NCATE certification which allows them to teach in every state except MO and CT

College of Engineering

Pioneer in industry; unique research opportunities (laser lab; combustible engine lab; robotics)Dean Temares: Avid fundraiser and leader in IT industry.Paid internship opportunities100% job placement; strong demand for engineersDean’s Guarantee: 18 credit graduate scholarship guarantee if no satisfactory job (must meet College of Engineering requirements)IMPaCT (Integrated Math Physics Chemistry and Communication Track); all first-year students get hands-on experience; student teamsUnique program in audio engineering; new major in information technologyStudents must be strong in mathSouth FL is a hub for Information Technology, we benefit from our geographic locationEnrollment of women is 30% at UM, the national average is 20%

Frost School of Music

State-of-the-art facilities and equipment (Gusman and Weeks Center); one of most comprehensive and largest private music schools in countryFamous graduates include Jon Secada, Bruce Hornsby, Pat Methany, Gloria Estefan (undergraduate degree was actually in psychology), Match Box 20 (band member)Professional bachelor of music degreeMusic scholarshipsOwn CD label – “Cane Records”100% digital recording; Testing site for SonyYamaha Cloud; Wireless Headphones system enables students to listen to music simultaneously, easy access to music resources. Yamaha also replaces 60 pianos every year (largest contract)New facility – Marta and Austin Weeks Music LibraryReceived $33mil from Phillip and Patricia Frost, naming gift

School of Nursing and Health Sciences

Small in sizeStudents begin clinical courses in their junior year and must meet all requirements for enrollment into these coursesCommunity-based healthcare, so students get exposure to that in addition to hospital-based nursing; mention Medical School as a resource (2nd largest and busiest in US)Trans-cultural nursingExcellent job placement. Nurses currently in demand.Good starting salaries and benefits; incentives/outside scholarships available to study nursingNew Nursing building under construction currently.Health Sciences: Bachelor of Health Science in Health Science (General), Health Science/Business Administration, Pre-Physical Therapy, Pre-Physician Assistant, Pre-Pharmacy, and Pre-Forensics

Marine Biology Masters Program

Students enrolled in the UM Marine Biology Masters Program” take three years of undergraduate work followed by two years of graduate courses