Graduation from the School of Engineering with a Bachelor’s degree requires that the following standards of academic performance be met:
A passing grade must be received in every course in the prescribed curriculum.
An overall G.P.A. of 2.00 or better must be attained in all college and university courses.
An overall G.P.A. of 2.00 or better must be attained in all course work attempted at SMU for the degree.
An overall G.P.A. of 2.00 or better must be attained in all course work attempted for the degree in the major field of study.
A minimum of 122 term hours of credit, including 35-41 hours in the General Education Curriculum and the requirements for a major in engineering or applied science.
For graduation from the School of Engineering, 60 term credit hours must be earned in residence, 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 in residence. Exceptions to this requirement will be made only under unusual circumstances at the discretion of the School of Engineering faculty.
A candidate for a degree must complete the requirements for a major in one of the departments of the 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. Course work 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 so that each student learns to reason and think for oneself; becomes skilled in communicating meaning and in understanding it; understands something about both the social and the natural worlds and one’s own place and responsibilities in them; and understands and appreciates human culture and history in their various forms, including religion, philosophy, and the arts.
The general education requirements for the School of Engineering program must follow the requirements of the University. See the General Education Curriculum section of this catalog for more information.