Welcome to the College of Arts & Sciences!

We are so glad that you decided to become a ‘Cane!

The College of Arts & Sciences offers courses leading to the degrees of:

Bachelor of Arts (BA), Bachelor of Science (BS), Bachelor of Fine Arts (BFA) and a Bachelor of Liberal Arts (BLA)

Undergraduate degrees in the College of Arts & Sciences incorporate General Education Requirements which include:

1. Areas of Proficiency 
            English Composition 
            Quantitative Skills Mathematics 
            Second Language 
            Advance Writing and Communication

2. Areas of Knowledge (Cognates) 
            Arts & Humanities 
            People and Society 
            Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics

3. Major/Degree Requirements

4. Minor/Degree Requirements

*For ALEKS Math Placement Assessment. Please visit http://www.math.miami.edu/placement/

Important Dates:

Monday, November 26, 2018   -            Spring Registration opens in CaneLink

Friday, January 4, 2019   -                    Spring Semester Bills are Due

Wednesday, January 9, 2019   -           Housing Available for Students

Thursday, January 10, 2019   -             International Student Orientation

Monday, January 14, 2019   -    Classes Begin

Monday, January 21, 2019   -   NO CLASSES - HOLIDAY - (Martin Luther King Jr. Day)

Wednesday, January 23, 2019   -           Last day for Registration and to ADD a course

Part of your transition to college life includes selecting some courses for your first semester. This website is intended to help you with that process. Please click on the underlined orange links below for information about our degree requirements and course selection process for first-semester College of Arts and Sciences students.

REGISTRATION STEPS

To begin your Arts & Sciences experience and course registration, please complete the following steps:

Step 1 – CHECK YOUR UNIVERSITY OF MIAMI E-MAIL AT: email.miami.edu
Your University of Miami e-mail will be main method of communication, so it is critical that you check it on a regular basis.

Step 2 – LOG IN TO BLACKBOARD
Using your Cane ID, you will log in to Blackboard at https://courses.miami.edu.

1. Click on “Arts & Sciences Welcome and Registration Guide” under “My Organizations.”
2. Complete the module found on the “Arts & Sciences Welcome and Registration Guide” Home Page. This module serves the following principal purposes:

• Provide instructions on how to register for your classes.
• Introduce you to the College of Arts & Sciences, including majors, minors, and requirements. Links to further information about each major and minor are provided, however, you may access this information at http://bulletin.miami.edu/undergraduate-academic-programs/arts-sciences/.

Step 3 – REGISTER
Register for courses, referring to the instructions provided in the “Arts & Sciences Welcome and Registration Guide” in Blackboard, as well as our advising appointment. Remember that in order to be considered full-time, you must enroll in 12-17 credits your first semester at the University of Miami.

Step 4 – SCHEDULE AN APPOINTMENT WITH YOUR ACADEMIC ADVISOR FOR REGISTRATION (If Needed)
You will receive an email from an Arts & Sciences Academic Advisor regarding additional advising the Tuesday after you have completed your admissions deposit. Be sure to reply to this email to schedule an appointment. This begins Monday, November 12, 2018.

We will discuss goals, major selection, degree requirements, course selection, AP/IB/CLEP scores, campus referrals, and other topics.

Please have the following available for your advising appointment if they apply to you:
• AP/IB/CLEP scores
• A copy of your most recent transcript(s) from any other colleges you’ve completed courses at.
• Send all official transcripts to the Office of Undergraduate Admissions

Step 5 – REVIEW THE ACADEMIC CALENDAR
As you begin to attend classes, you may want to adjust your schedule. Be mindful of deadlines listed on the Academic Calendar.

LOOKING FORWARD
Faculty Advisors will be assigned in CaneLink by September 10th. Prior to this assignment, you can work with your Professional Academic Advisor who assisted you with registration. Once the semester begins, advisors will be available on a walk-in basis through September 14th.

The Center for Freshmen Advising is always available to first-year students. Please visit as.miami.edu/fysadvising for more information