Lyle School of Engineering
(2010 Undergraduate Catalog)
Graduation from the Lyle School of Engineering with a Bachelor's degree requires that the following standards of academic performance be met:
SMU and Lyle Credit Requirements
- A passing grade must be received in every course in the prescribed curriculum.
- An overall GPA of 2.0 or better must be attained in all college and university courses.
- An overall GPA of 2.0 or better must be attained in all coursework attempted for the degree through enrollment at SMU.
- An overall GPA of 2.0 or better must be attained in all coursework attempted for the degree in the major field of study.
- A minimum of 122 term hours of credit must be attained, including 35–41 hours in the General Education
Curriculum, and the requirements met for a major in engineering or applied science.
For graduation from the Lyle School of Engineering, 60 term credit hours must be earned as SMU credit, including 30 term credit hours in the major department or interdisciplinary program. Of the last 60 term credit hours earned toward a degree, 45 must be completed through enrollment in courses offered by the faculty of the Lyle School of Engineering. Exceptions to this requirement will be made only under unusual circumstances at the discretion of the Lyle School of Engineering faculty.
A candidate for a degree must complete the requirements for a major in one of the departments of the Lyle School of Engineering. The major requirements of each department and program are stated in the next section. The applicable requirements of the major are those in effect during the academic year of matriculation, or those of a subsequent academic year. Coursework counting toward a major may not be taken pass/fail. Majors must be officially declared (or changed) through the Office of Undergraduate Studies.
All SMU undergraduate students have a common college requirement that is designed to assure them of a broad liberal education regardless of how specialized their majors might be. This requirement is designed to help each student learn to reason and think for oneself; become skilled in communicating meaning and in understanding it; understand something about both the social and the natural worlds and one's own place and responsibilities in them; and understand and appreciate human culture and history in their various forms, including religion, philosophy and the arts.
The general education requirements for the Lyle School of Engineering program must follow the requirements of the University. See the General Education Curriculum section of this catalog for more information.