An angled photo of the University of Miami Shalala Student Center on the Coral Gables campus. An angled photo of the University of Miami Shalala Student Center on the Coral Gables campus.

A World of Opportunities in Arts & Sciences

On behalf of everyone at the Office of Interdisciplinary and Professional Studies, thank you for visiting our site. We hope you are able to explore the many possibilities of an interdisciplinary degree and that you are able to find what inspires you at the College of Arts & Sciences.

Why choose to pursue an interdisciplinary degree? Because you are interested in a wide variety of topics and are looking for a way to create your own understanding and knowledge of the world through choice and inquiry. From culture, to sustainability, to human rights, to the arts, you are a citizen of the world and you understand that not everything fits into one box. Studying across disciplines allows you to explore content that is rooted in the real world and applicable to any setting your career may take you. Interdisciplinary learning is authentic, involving critical thinking, constructivism, synthesis, and autonomy, meaning that you are the author of your course of study and you are able to fill in the spaces between disciplines with your own unique world view.

If this speaks to you, then we invite you to consider one of our programs. Each program is designed to address students' individual differences and develop important, transferable skills to carry you on your academic journey. At the College of Arts & Sciences, we educate 97% of the university's undergraduate population in at least one of our courses, and over 40% of all majors are within the College. So, the depth and breadth of the courses available to you is almost endless. Our graduate programs are equally innovative, designed to give you the competitive edge in the professional marketplace.

Miami is a vibrant, getaway city, and by electing to come here, you have made an incredible first step towards an interesting and meaningful life. We are here to support you on your path of discovery. As a proud alum of the College of Arts & Sciences, I say with a full heart: "Welcome to the U!"


Go 'Canes

Dr. Lina Lopez

Executive Director, College of Arts & Sciences