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University of Miami
THE UNIVERSITY OF Miami, founded in 1925, is a private, coeducational teaching and research institution noted for its extensive study-abroad programs, marine science institute, and medical center. The university confers bachelors, master's, doctoral, and professional degrees in a broad range of academic disciplines including the arts and sciences and marine science. The main campus is in Coral Gables, Florida, and the Rosenstiel School of Marine and Atmospheric Science (RSMAS) is located on Virginia Key on Biscayne Bay. The university's undergraduate programs related to climate change include ecosystem science and policy and geological sciences. Ecosystem science and policy covers a range of environmental issues from various perspectives. The geological sciences program is taught in the College of Arts and Sciences; the major includes themes of Earth origins, environmental preservation, global dynamics, and internal and surface processes. A special aspect of the geological sciences program ...