Updating Majors and Minors

The Majors and Minors subsection of "Academics" (at miamioh.edu/academics) exists for the benefit of prospective students interested in a broad, high-level overview of the 120+ majors Miami offers. Consistency in content and formatting allows readers to compare "apples to apples" in obtaining the same type of information across very different disciplines. While these pages have been maintained by UCM in the past, each department is now responsible for managing those pages related to their programs. Every page is structured in question-and-answer format and changes can be made to the answers only. Please maintain as much of the current structure as you can when making modifications.

Note: A member of the web team will need to create the page if you need to add a brand new major or minor. We would also delete a major or minor page, if needed.

Getting Started:

  1. Screencap showing Majors and Minors Site Link on the Cascade Dashboard pageGo to the Majors/Minors site.
  2. Open the file for the major or minor that you want to update.
  3. Click on the Edit tab.

Edit Page:

Inline Metadata:

  1. Display name: (This field displays in the breadcrumbs.)
    Title: (This field displays as the title on the page.)
    HTML Title: (This field is used in search engine optimization and displays as the page title in the browser tabs. For best practices, review HTML Title Tag Optimization.)
  2. Choose the column layout:
    Use Thin-Wide: This is the default layout. Allows for a left side column (for navigation and widgets with a wider right column for content.

Page Content: Use the WYSIWYG or HTML to add your body content.

For Majors
Degrees and Division:
  • Degree: Choose the degree type. Add a second degree type if needed.
  • Division
  • Subject: Choose any subject areas that apply. This will determine which majors display under the "Majors by Subject" search.
  • What is ____?
  • What are the features of Miami's program?
  • What are the special admission requirements, if any?
  • What courses would I take?
  • What can I do with this major?
  • Who can I contact for more information?

For Minors
Semester Hours
  • Description of Minor
  • Eligibility
  • Contact

Submit Your Work

  1. Click Submit to save your work.
  2. Publish (or send the request to publish).