The Rosenstiel School Undergraduate Program offers both Bachelor of Science and Bachelor of Arts undergraduate degree options. The program curriculum includes sciences, mathematics, and liberal arts, allowing students to develop interests in and appreciation of the arts, humanities, and social sciences as well as the natural sciences.

With six different majors-marine science, oceanography, marine biology and ecology, geological sciences, marine affairs, and meteorology-as well as various areas of specialization, you can customize your academic path to reflect your individual interests and aptitudes.

https://undergraduate.rsmas.miami.edu/index.html

Marine Science

(Double Major)

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Since its founding in 1977, UM's double major Marine Science program has established itself as one of the top programs in the country. The interdisciplinary program deals with the study of the world's oceans: their physical and biological constituents, the influence of oceanic resources on human society and the conservation and future development of those resources.

The breadth of the Marine Science major is complemented with depth in a required second major within one of the basic or applied sciences. Approved second majors are Biochemistry, Biology, Chemistry, Computer Science, Engineering (all disciplines, Geological Sciences, Mathematics, Meteorology, Microbiology & Immunology, and Physics (pure or applied).

https://undergraduate.rsmas.miami.edu/academics/majors/marine-science-dual-major-programs/index.html

Marine Biology and Ecology

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The Marine Biology and Ecology major is designed to give students a strong background in biology (genetics, molecular biology, cellular and organismal physiology, ecosystem science) and quantitative skills (mathematics, computation, statistics) as well as research experience in our different sub-disciplines. These sub-disciplines include biomedicine, genomics, evolution, physiology, microbiology, immunology, and ecology.

https://undergraduate.rsmas.miami.edu/academics/majors/marine-biology-and-ecology/index.html

Marine Affairs

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Marine Affairs prepares students to contribute to the policy development and management of coastal and marine resources through the integration of scientific, economic, and social perspectives.

Research at UM focuses on aquaculture, fisheries management, political ecology, natural resource economics, coastal zone management, marine spatial planning and marine protected areas, coastal and ocean law, and marine cultural resources.

https://undergraduate.rsmas.miami.edu/academics/majors/marine-affairs/index.html

Oceanography

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A degree in oceanography will provide students with specialized knowledge in important ocean science sub-disciplines as well as a broad understanding of the ocean as a key component of the Earth System.

Students advance the understanding of physical, chemical, and biological processes in the ocean and their interactions. Students learn first-hand about instrumentation and methods to measure the oceans using both in-situ and space-based sensors, and about laboratory, analytical, and numerical models to understand oceanic processes.

https://undergraduate.rsmas.miami.edu/academics/majors/oceanography/index.html

Meteorology

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The Meteorology major emphasizes a strong math and physics background for understanding the physical processes governing the motion and composition of the atmosphere. Faculty research strengths include hurricane research, tropical meteorology, air-sea coupling, cloud observations, climate, and climate change. An active student atmospheric science club facilitates group travel to conferences and local meetings with professionals.

We are a leader in tropical meteorology because we can observe it firsthand. Hurricane research is based in the Miami area which is a prime location to learn from the environment.

https://undergraduate.rsmas.miami.edu/academics/majors/meteorology/index.html

Geological Sciences

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Geological Sciences is concerned with Planet Earth, including; Earth's origin and evolution, mineral and natural resources, environmental preservation, natural hazards, paleoclimates, and the history of life. Highlights of the undergraduate program include research experience within the various sub-disciplines of geological science and hands-on field experience around the world. Students of the Geological Sciences pursue careers in the environmental sciences, petroleum or mining Industry, research, or outreach and education.

https://undergraduate.rsmas.miami.edu/academics/majors/geological-sciences/index.html

*Application Deadlines

  • Early Decision I applications (binding) are due November 1, 2019, with admission notification in late December.
  • Early Action applications (non-binding) are due November 1, 2019, with admission notification in late January to early February.
  • Early Decision II applications (binding) are due January 1, 2020, with admission notification in mid-late February.
  • Regular Decision applications (non-binding) are due January 1, 2020, with admission notification in early April.

Link to apply: https://admissions.rsmas.miami.edu/index.html

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Program taught in:
  • English (US)
Last updated August 7, 2019
This course is Campus based
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Jan 2020
Aug 2020
Duration
3 - 4 years
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For Fall Start: Early Decision I applications (binding) are due November 1, 2019 with admission notification in late December. Early Action applications (non-binding) are due November 1, 2019 with admission notification in late January to early February. Early Decision II applications (binding) are due January 1, 2020 with admission notification in mid-late February. Regular Decision applications (non-binding) are due January1, 2020 with admission notification in early April.
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For Fall Start: Early Decision I applications (binding) are due November 1, 2019 with admission notification in late December. Early Action applications (non-binding) are due November 1, 2019 with admission notification in late January to early February. Early Decision II applications (binding) are due January 1, 2020 with admission notification in mid-late February. Regular Decision applications (non-binding) are due January1, 2020 with admission notification in early April.
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