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The Western College Program was created in 1974 when the Western College for Women merged with Miami University. The Western College Program consists of an interdisciplinary living/learning community with small class sizes and student-designed focuses. Majors include Interdisciplinary Studies, Environmental Science, and Environmental Studies. Academics are divided into three core areas: Creativity and Culture, Social Systems, and Natural Systems. A large portion of graduates become lawyers. Miami University, founded in 1809, is the second oldest college west of the Allegheny Mountains. ... Interdisciplinary work is that which integrates concepts across different disciplines. ...

The Campus

Located directly East of the main campus of Miami University, Western College is characterized by winding pathways through forest and over creeks. Peabody Hall, currently a coed dormitory, is said to be haunted by its namesake, Helen Peabody.

Famous Graduates

  • Donna Shalala, Secretary of Health and Human Services under President Clinton

Donna Edna Shalala (born February 14, 1941 in Cleveland, Ohio) served as the United States Secretary of Health and Human Services under President Bill Clinton. ...

External Links

  • Official college website
  • Western College Memorial Archives
  • Western College Wiki
  • Western Senior Projects

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Western College Program - General (242 words)
The School of Interdisciplinary Studies/Western College Program at Miami University in Oxford, Ohio allows students to take control of their educational path.
Named after the former Western College for Women that previously occupied the campus, The Western College Program allows students to design their own major by incorporating various areas of study at Miami University to form an interdisciplinary focus.
The Western College Program is distinguished by its living-learning community that fosters intellectual, personal, and professional growth through a support system of students, faculty, and staff.
Miami University: Documents and Policies: General Bulletin (1570 words)
Western College Program thematic sequences will not be available to students until revisions, currently underway, are completed.
Western College Program students have successfully completed study abroad programs for a semester or a year, typically in their junior year or in the summer.
Priority for registration in these courses is given to Western College Program students and to students who are taking several courses simultaneously (for example, those taking WCP 111, 121, and 131 together).
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