College Scholarship Search College Search Career Exploration College Admissions Articles Financial Aid and Student Loan Calculators Compare Student Loans
Search:
OverviewAcademicsAdmissions
Student LifeTuition/AidNewsHangouts
Search Southern Methodist University's website

Degrees Offered

Associate's Degree:
Bachelor's Degree:
Master's Degree:
Professional Degree:
Doctoral Degree:

Faculty and Class Size

Student / Faculty Ratio: 11.6 to 1
% of Classes by Size
2-9 Students: 24%
10-19 Students: 34%
20-29 Students: 17%
30-39 Students: 10%
40-49 Students: 8%
50-99 Students: 6%
100 or More Students: 1%

Freshman Retention / Graduation Rates

% of Students that Returned
after Freshman Year:
89%
% of Students who Graduated in:
4 Years: 59%
5 Years: 72%
6 Years: 74%

Special Study Options

Accelerated program
Cross-registration
Distance Learning
Double major
Dual enrollment
English as a Second Language (ESL)
Honors Program
Independent study
Internships
ROTC
  Army
  Navy
  Air Force
Student-designed major
Study Abroad
Teacher Certification
Weekend College



Most Popular Degrees

Major Category

% of Bachelor's Degrees

1.  Business, management, marketing, and related support services24%
2.  Social sciences19%
3.  Communication, journalism, and related programs12%
4.  Visual and performing arts8%
5.  Psychology7%
6.  Engineering5%
7.  English language and literature/letters4%
8.  Foreign languages, literatures, and linguistics4%
9.  Biological and biomedical sciences4%
10.  Mathematics and statistics3%

Required Courses

Arts/Fine Arts
Computer Literacy
English (Including Composition)
Foreign Languages
History
Humanities
Mathematics
Philosophy
Sciences (Biological or Physical)
Social Science

Student Services

Remedial Services
Counseling Services
Employment Services
for Current Students

College Credit

Dual Credit
Credit for Life Experiences
Advanced Placement

Majors

Major Category/Major

Area, ethnic, cultural, and gender studies
Italian Studies Yes   

Biological and biomedical sciences
Biochemistry Yes   
Biology/Biological Sciences, General YesYes Yes

Business, management, marketing, and related support services
Accounting YesYes  
Business Administration and Management, General YesYes  
Entrepreneurship/Entrepreneurial Studies  Yes  
Finance, General YesYes  
Financial Planning and Services YesYes  
Labor and Industrial Relations  Yes  
Management Information Systems, General  Yes  
Management Science, General Yes   
Marketing/Marketing Management, General YesYes  
Real Estate Yes   

Communication, journalism, and related programs
Advertising Yes   
Journalism Yes   
Public Relations/Image Management Yes   

Communications technologies/technicians and support services
Animation, Interactive Tech, Video Graphics and Special Effects  Yes  

Computer and information sciences and support services
Computer Science YesYes Yes
Computer/Info Tech Services Administration & Management, Other YesYes  

Education
Bilingual and Multilingual Education  Yes  
Education, Other  Yes  
Music Teacher Education YesYes  

Engineering technologies/technicians
Engineering/Industrial Management  Yes Yes
Telecommunications Technology/Technician  Yes  

Engineering
Civil Engineering, General YesYes Yes
Computer Engineering, General YesYes Yes
Computer Software Engineering  Yes  
Electrical, Electronics and Communications Engineering YesYes Yes
Engineering, General YesYes Yes
Engineering, Other  Yes  
Environmental/Environmental Health Engineering YesYes  
Manufacturing Engineering  Yes  
Mechanical Engineering YesYes Yes
Operations Research  Yes  
Systems Engineering  Yes  

English language and literature/letters
Creative Writing Yes   
English Language and Literature, General YesYes  

Family and consumer sciences/human sciences
Facilities Planning and Management  Yes  

Foreign languages, literatures, and linguistics
French Language and Literature Yes   
German Language and Literature Yes   
Spanish Language and Literature Yes   

History
History, General YesYes Yes

Legal professions and studies
American/US Law/Legal Studies/Jurisprudence (LLM, MCJ, JSD/SJD)    Yes
Law (LLB, JD)   Yes 
Programs for Foreign Lawyers (LLM, MCL)  Yes  
Tax Law/Taxation (LLM, JSD/SJD)  Yes  

Major Category/Major

Liberal arts and sciences, general studies and humanities
General Studies Yes   
Humanities/Humanistic Studies Yes   
Liberal Arts and Sciences, General Studies and Humanities, Other Yes   
Liberal Arts and Sciences/Liberal Studies  Yes  

Mathematics and statistics
Computational Mathematics  Yes Yes
Mathematics, General Yes   
Statistics, General YesYes Yes

Multi/interdisciplinary studies
International/Global Studies Yes   
Medieval and Renaissance Studies YesYes  

Natural resources and conservation
Environmental Science Yes   

Philosophy and religious studies
Philosophy Yes   
Religion/Religious Studies Yes  Yes

Physical sciences
Chemistry, General YesYes  
Geology/Earth Science, General YesYes Yes
Geophysics and Seismology YesYes  
Physics, General Yes   

Psychology
Clinical Psychology  Yes Yes
Psychology, General YesYes  

Public administration and social service professions
Public Policy Analysis Yes   

Social sciences
Anthropology YesYes Yes
Applied Economics  Yes  
Economics, General YesYes Yes
Political Science and Government, General Yes   
Social Sciences, General Yes   
Sociology Yes   

Theology and religious vocations
Divinity/Ministry (BD, MDiv)   Yes 
Religious/Sacred Music  Yes  
Theology/Theological Studies  Yes Yes

Visual and performing arts
Art History, Criticism and Conservation YesYes  
Cinematography and Film/Video Production  Yes  
Conducting  Yes  
Dance, General YesYes  
Drama and Dramatics/Theatre Arts, General YesYes  
Film/Cinema Studies Yes   
Fine/Studio Arts, General YesYes  
Music History, Literature, and Theory  Yes  
Music Performance, General YesYes  
Music Theory and Composition  Yes  
Music, General Yes   
Piano and Organ YesYes  
Voice and Opera YesYes  

Source: National Center for Education Statistics, IPEDS database. Survey files used include Institutional Characteristics, Enrollments and Student Financial Aid; Survey years include 2007-2008, 2008-2009, and 2009-2010. The information on this page is believed to be accurate for the 2009 school year, though College Toolkit does not guarantee such accuracy.