The Ultimate UM EXPERIENCE (UMX)

DEPT CODE: UMX 100

1 cr. – Offered Fall Semester Only

This one-credit elective course is taught by University of Miami faculty, administrators, and advisors across different disciplines as a way of providing mentoring to incoming students. The objective is to help new students transition to college life while introducing them to the many services offered by the university and in the surrounding community.

UMX 100 provides a firsthand experience in utilizing UM resources necessary for success in college and beyond.  Specifically, students will be exposed to campus leadership opportunities, academic and career planning, university traditions, study abroad opportunities, personal wellness programs, as well as advising and registration. UMX 100 meets once a week for 50 minutes.

The UMX 100 sections open to ALL UM freshman and transfer students are:

  • Arts and Sciences General Majors
  • Arts and Sciences Undeclared Students
  • Sports and Wellness
  • International Students


The UMX 100 sections available to students declaring majors in the following areas:

  • Psychology and Neuroscience Majors
  • Nursing/Health Science Majors
  • Education Majors
  • Business Majors (Pre-Law/Pre-MBA)


The UMX 100 sections offered to those students who represent the university through the following programs:

  • Hammond Scholars
  • UM Student Athletes

For any questions pertaining to UMX 100, please contact the Camner Academic Resource Center at 305-284-2800.

Freshman Seminars

FFA 190-199. Freshman Seminars in Arts
FLT 190-199. Freshman Seminars in Literature
FNS 190-199. Freshman Seminars in Natural Science
FPR 190-199. Freshman Seminars in Philosophy/Religion
FSS 190-199. Freshman Seminars in the Social Sciences

Conceived as alternatives to standard freshman survey courses, Freshman Seminars offer a limited number of students a small class focused on a specific topic. The seminars are interdisciplinary in nature and/or experimental in subject and design. Seminars are taught by distinguished faculty from a wide variety of academic disciplines. No student may take more than one. Freshman Seminars are 3 credit courses that may be used to fulfill general education requirements in natural sciences, social sciences, or humanities (literature, fine arts, philosophy, and religion).

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