Health & Science

Whether you are aspiring to become a nurse or looking to lead the charge on a scientific breakthrough, our Health & Science Career Community will prepare you to make a difference as a true problem-solver. You’ll develop the critical thinking, communication, and technical skills needed to be successful in careers such as nursing, health care administration, laboratory research, and forensic science.

Applied Biology

The Applied Biology major focuses on the practical uses of basic biological information within two thematic concentrations: Environmental Biology and Human Biology & Health Sciences. A biological sciences major provides opportunities for students to study the building blocks of life as they take classes in evolution, genetics, microbiology, plant biology and zoology. Acquiring a broad understanding of, and gaining laboratory experience in, biology helps students understand the role of science in our complex world.

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What You'll Study

Interested in learning what courses you will take as an Applied Biology major? View the Applied Biology recommended four year course plan.

Career Opportunities

  • Lab Technicians
  • Science Teachers
  • Laboratory Research Assistants
  • Consultants
  • U.S. and Ohio Environmental Protection Agency field and Lab Positions
  • Field Biology
  • Technical Writers
  • Pharmaceutical Sales Representatives
  • Natural Resource Managers

View More Career Opportunities in Applied Biology.

Forensic Science & Forensic Investigation

The Forensic Science major serves students who are interested in working in criminalistics, as crime scene technicians, and in labs and similar environments. The curriculum emphasizes the natural sciences with additional courses in criminal justice.

A student working in a lab with glasses and a white coat.

What You'll Study

Interested in learning what courses you will take as an Forensic Science major? View the Forensic Science recommended four year course plan.

Career Opportunities

  • Forensic Anthropology Assistant
  • Forensic Science Technician
  • Crime Lab/Scene Technician
  • Biology/Microbiology Laboratory technician
  • Chemistry/Biochemistry Laboratory Technician
  • Graduate Degree pursuit in related areas

Integrative Studies

Integrative learning is a process by which students connect knowledge and skills from multiple sources and experiences, apply knowledge and skills in varied settings, analyze diverse points of view, and understand issues contextually. With a variety of unique concentrations the Bachelor of Integrative Studies (BIS) degree meets the challenges of a 21st century education, while maintaining the Miami tradition of academic excellence.

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Concentrations

What You'll Study

Interested in learning what courses you will take as an Integrative Studies major? View the Integrative Studies recommended four year course plan.

Nursing

Our nationally-ranked Nursing program prepares you for a great career and provides Ohioans with top-notched healthcare practitioners. Whether you’re aspiring to become a nurse or already working and looking to increase your knowledge and credentials, we offer full-semester classes or fully online, 7-week course schedules.

2 male nursing students working on a simulation person.

What You'll Study

Interested in learning what courses you will take as a Nursing major? View the Nursing recommended four year course plan.

Career Opportunities

  • Healthcare Manager
  • Nurse (hospital, school, home, office, nursing facility, public)
  • Nurse Midwife
  • Nursing Assistant
  • Occupational Health Nurse
  • Research Associate
  • Graduate Degree pursuit in related areas (ex. nurse practitioner, clinical nurse specialist, educator, researcher, administration)

Applied Biology

Applied Biology

The Applied Biology major focuses on the practical uses of basic biological information within two thematic concentrations: Environmental Biology and Human Biology & Health Sciences. A biological sciences major provides opportunities for students to study the building blocks of life as they take classes in evolution, genetics, microbiology, plant biology and zoology. Acquiring a broad understanding of, and gaining laboratory experience in, biology helps students understand the role of science in our complex world.

A student in a lab using a pipet to extract liquid from a small tube.

What You'll Study

Interested in learning what courses you will take as an Applied Biology major? View the Applied Biology recommended four year course plan.

Career Opportunities

  • Lab Technicians
  • Science Teachers
  • Laboratory Research Assistants
  • Consultants
  • U.S. and Ohio Environmental Protection Agency field and Lab Positions
  • Field Biology
  • Technical Writers
  • Pharmaceutical Sales Representatives
  • Natural Resource Managers

View More Career Opportunities in Applied Biology.

Forensic Science

Forensic Science & Forensic Investigation

The Forensic Science major serves students who are interested in working in criminalistics, as crime scene technicians, and in labs and similar environments. The curriculum emphasizes the natural sciences with additional courses in criminal justice.

A student working in a lab with glasses and a white coat.

What You'll Study

Interested in learning what courses you will take as an Forensic Science major? View the Forensic Science recommended four year course plan.

Career Opportunities

  • Forensic Anthropology Assistant
  • Forensic Science Technician
  • Crime Lab/Scene Technician
  • Biology/Microbiology Laboratory technician
  • Chemistry/Biochemistry Laboratory Technician
  • Graduate Degree pursuit in related areas

Integrative Studies

Integrative Studies

Integrative learning is a process by which students connect knowledge and skills from multiple sources and experiences, apply knowledge and skills in varied settings, analyze diverse points of view, and understand issues contextually. With a variety of unique concentrations the Bachelor of Integrative Studies (BIS) degree meets the challenges of a 21st century education, while maintaining the Miami tradition of academic excellence.

A female talking to another individual.

Concentrations

What You'll Study

Interested in learning what courses you will take as an Integrative Studies major? View the Integrative Studies recommended four year course plan.

Nursing

Nursing

Our nationally-ranked Nursing program prepares you for a great career and provides Ohioans with top-notched healthcare practitioners. Whether you’re aspiring to become a nurse or already working and looking to increase your knowledge and credentials, we offer full-semester classes or fully online, 7-week course schedules.

2 male nursing students working on a simulation person.

What You'll Study

Interested in learning what courses you will take as a Nursing major? View the Nursing recommended four year course plan.

Career Opportunities

  • Healthcare Manager
  • Nurse (hospital, school, home, office, nursing facility, public)
  • Nurse Midwife
  • Nursing Assistant
  • Occupational Health Nurse
  • Research Associate
  • Graduate Degree pursuit in related areas (ex. nurse practitioner, clinical nurse specialist, educator, researcher, administration)

Oxford Majors

Career Services & Professional Development

Career Services & Professional Development offers services to you from your first day on campus until your last. No matter what your year in school, it is important to have the right tools and knowledge to help you make the most of your Miami experience as you move from College to Career. 

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