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Southern Methodist University Available Degrees, Graduation Requirements, & Faculty Information

Dallas, TX

Academic Calendar System
Semester
Summer Session
Offered
General Catalog/Bulletin
Online Catalog

Undergraduate Education


Undergraduate Majors

  • Accounting
  • Advertising
  • African-American/Black Studies
  • Anthropology
  • Art History, Criticism and Conservation
  • Biochemistry
  • Biology/Biological Sciences, General
  • Biophysics
  • Business Administration and Management, General
  • Chemistry, General
  • Chinese Language and Literature
  • Cinematography and Film/Video Production
  • Civil Engineering, General
  • Communication and Media Studies, Other
  • Computer Engineering, General
  • Computer Science
  • Creative Writing
  • Dance, General
  • Design and Applied Arts, Other
  • Drama and Dramatics/Theatre Arts, General
  • Economics, General
  • Education, General
  • Electrical and Electronics Engineering
  • English Language and Literature, General
  • Environmental Science
  • Environmental/Environmental Health Engineering
  • Finance, General
  • Financial Planning and Services
  • Fine/Studio Arts, General
  • French Language and Literature
  • French Studies
  • Geology/Earth Science, General
  • Geophysics and Seismology
  • German Language and Literature
  • Health Professions and Related Clinical Sciences, Other
  • Hispanic-American, Puerto Rican, and Mexican-American/Chicano Studies
  • History, General
  • International Policy Analysis
  • International/Global Studies
  • Italian Studies
  • Journalism
  • Keyboard Instruments
  • Liberal Arts and Sciences, General Studies and Humanities, Other
  • Marketing/Marketing Management, General
  • Mathematics, General
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Medieval and Renaissance Studies
  • Multi-/Interdisciplinary Studies, Other
  • Music Performance, General
  • Music Teacher Education
  • Music Theory and Composition
  • Music Therapy/Therapist
  • Music, General
  • Operations Research
  • Philosophy
  • Physics, General
  • Political Science and Government, General
  • Psychology, General
  • Public Policy Analysis, General
  • Public Relations/Image Management
  • Real Estate
  • Religion/Religious Studies
  • Sociology
  • Spanish Language and Literature
  • Statistics, General
  • Voice and Opera
Most Popular Disciplines
Business/marketing, Social sciences, Communication/journalism, Engineering
Combined Liberal Arts/Professional Degree Programs
None
Special Programs
Accelerated program, Cooperative work study program, Student-designed major, Distance learning, Double major, English as a second language, Honors program, Independent study, Internships, Study abroad, Summer session
Study Abroad
Offered
Online Degrees
Some online degree programs

Curriculum and Graduation Requirements


General Education/Core Curriculum
Required for most or all students
Computer
Students not required to own/lease a computer
Foreign Language
Not required
Math/Science
Required for all students

Faculty and Instruction


Full-Time Faculty
754
Part-Time Faculty
397
Full-Time Faculty with Ph.D./Terminal Degree
56%
Regular Class Size
2-9 students: 19% of classes
10-19 students: 40% of classes
20-29 students: 15% of classes
30-39 students: 10% of classes
40-49 students: 7% of classes
50-99 students: 7% of classes
Over 100 students: 2% of classes
Discussion Section/Lab Class Size
2-9 students: 11% of discussion sections/labs
10-19 students: 24% of discussion sections/labs
20-29 students: 27% of discussion sections/labs
30-39 students: 38% of discussion sections/labs

Advanced Placement


International Baccalaureate
Accepted
Advanced Placement (AP) Examinations
Accepted for placement and credit
Sophomore Standing
Available through AP examinations

Academic Resources


Library Available on Campus
Yes
Holdings
4,376,152
Computer Ownership
Students not required to own/lease a computer
Computers Available on Campus
758
Internet/E-mail Access
Not reported

Academic Support Services


Remedial Instruction
Offered
Tutoring
Available
Services for Learning Disabled Students
Available
Services for Physically Disabled Students
Hearing impaired services, speech disorders services, visually impaired services, wheelchair access

Graduate/Professional School Education


Master's Degrees Offered

Master of Laws, Master of Music, Master of Arts, Master of Fine Arts, Master of Church Ministries, Master of Theological Studies, Master of Science, Master of Management, Master of Divinity, Master of Sacred Music, Master of Science in Information Engineering and Management

Master's Programs of Study

  • Anthropology
  • Applied Mathematics
  • Applied Statistics
  • Archaeology
  • Art History
  • Biological and Biomedical Sciences--General
  • Biostatistics
  • Cell Biology
  • Chemistry
  • Computational Sciences
  • Cultural Anthropology
  • Data Science/Data Analytics
  • Engineering and Applied Sciences--General
  • English
  • Law
  • Manufacturing Engineering
  • Mathematics
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Medieval and Renaissance Studies
  • Molecular Biology
  • Music
  • Music Education
  • Pastoral Ministry and Counseling
  • Religion
  • Statistics
  • Taxation
  • Theater
  • Theology

Doctoral Degrees Offered

Doctor of Engineering, Juris Doctor, Doctor of Philosophy, Doctor of Juridical Sciences, Doctor of Ministry

Doctoral Programs of Study

  • Anthropology
  • Applied Mathematics
  • Applied Statistics
  • Archaeology
  • Art History
  • Biological and Biomedical Sciences--General
  • Biostatistics
  • Cell Biology
  • Chemistry
  • Clinical Psychology
  • Computational Sciences
  • Cultural Anthropology
  • Data Science/Data Analytics
  • Engineering and Applied Sciences--General
  • English
  • Law
  • Manufacturing Engineering
  • Mathematics
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Molecular Biology
  • Music
  • Pastoral Ministry and Counseling
  • Psychology--General
  • Religion
  • Statistics
  • Taxation
  • Theology

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