SMU offers degrees in four undergraduate and graduate schools and two graduate professional schools, including Dedman College (SMU's school of humanities and sciences), Meadows School of the Arts, Edwin L. Cox School of Business, School of Engineering, Dedman School of Law, and Perkins School of Theology. All of these schools offer graduate degree programs.
The University offers a range of distinguished graduate and professional programs, but since its beginnings in 1915, SMU has been particularly committed to the concept of a liberal undergraduate education. That commitment is reected in all SMU undergraduate degree programs programs that allow students to combine broad, interdisciplinary inquiry with study in depth in a particular eld of interest.
At Southern Methodist University, the philosophical basis for our undergraduate curriculum is our steadfast belief that the liberal arts are central to the goals of higher education. The Master Plan of 1963 articulated the University's educational commitment as follows: "The essence of the educational philosophy which undergirds the Master Plan is that professional studies must rise from the solid foundation of a basic liberal education. The aim of this University, in other words, is to educate its students as worthy human beings and as citizens, rst, and as teachers, lawyers, ministers, research scientists, businessmen, engineers, and so on, second. These two aims basic and professional education, general and special, cultural and vocational (in the best sense) will not be separated in the program of this University. It is this University's belief that they should not be, for the well-educated person is indeed a whole human being. His or her intelligence and practical interests interact in all of his or her major activities. The courses and teaching of Southern Methodist University will be so designed that these general and special aims are carried out concurrently and in relation to each other. In this way, it is SMU's aim that every graduate be truly a well-educated person."
Students graduating from SMU must successfully complete courses in written English, quantitative reasoning, information technology, and science and technology. In addition, recognizing the rapidly changing sources of knowledge, students are asked to take courses in both disciplinary and interdisciplinary studies. Finally, our students must choose one of the more than 80 majors approved in the four undergraduate schools.
The undergraduate curriculum at SMU seeks to accomplish two interrelated goals: to provide a carefully constructed educational experience to be shared and valued by all of our undergraduates, and to offer our students the exceptional opportunity to explore a wide variety of frontiers and vistas that will challenge and encourage further intellectual investigation not only during their years on our campus but also for the rest of their lives. Our undergraduate curriculum, founded on both the depth and breadth of our educational objectives, has been developed with these goals in mind. A student's undergraduate years should ideally be similar to his or her rst years of life in one critically important way: During our rst years, our intellectual vistas expand exponentially every day. A similar expansion and enrichment should likewise occur during our undergraduate years. SMU invites its students to take every advantage of the exceptional opportunities before them. Our curriculum provides the frame within which such a life-changing experience can, and should, take place.
SMU offers Bachelor of Arts and Bachelor of Science degrees in Dedman College; Bachelor of Arts, Bachelor of Music, and Bachelor of Fine Arts degrees in the Meadows School of the Arts; the Bachelor of Business Administration degree in the Edwin L. Cox School of Business; and Bachelor of Science, Bachelor of Science in Computer Engineering, Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering, and Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering degrees in the School of Engineering. Dedman College also offers the Bachelor of Humanities and Bachelor of Social Sciences degrees through SMU's Division of Evening and Summer Studies. For the degrees available in specic elds of study, consult the appropriate school's section in this bulletin.
The University offers a variety of honors and distinction programs to encourage scholastic achievement and creativity among its very best students.
The University Honors Program, the largest of these special programs, aims at fostering a sense of intellectual community among SMU's most talented undergraduates. The program is designed to prepare honors students for a new millennium to ensure that they can cope with the challenges of rapid change and yet take advantage of the possibilities such a world will present. To this end, the program emphasizes the values of what has been historically known as a liberal education, namely the abilities to read, write, and think critically and the acquisition of a basic understanding of human society in all its dimensions. Along with these time-honored objectives, the program provides exceptional opportunities for international studies and the exploration of topics across disciplines.
The University Honors Program focuses on general education courses, ideally taken in the rst ve terms at SMU. Students begin with a two-term rst year Honors Rhetoric course which explores and encourages critical reection about several major concepts and works of literature that have shaped the modern world. The rst term course is "Interpreting, Understanding, and Doubting," and the second is "The Ethical, the Catastrophic, and Human Responsibility." Classes are small and taught by excellent teachers. Individual sections of the course meet together periodically for discussion. Out of such encounters an honors "community" emerges. In addition, honors students choose three honors courses from the Perspectives categories of the General Education Curriculum (see this section of the bulletin for a listing of these categories). Designed to be broad and introductory, and drawing on material from the past and present, these offerings explore the way different disciplines raise questions and construct knowledge about the human experience. Finally, students are asked to take two Cultural Formations courses that deal with contemporary and historical topics whose understanding requires interdisciplinary or multidisciplinary approaches drawing on the humanities, social sciences, and sciences.
The University Honors experience extends beyond the classroom. Beginning with several orientation activities designed specically for honors students, special events throughout the year provide occasions for coming together. Dinners and programs organized around scholars and artists in residence or distinguished visitors to the campus are part of the program. Honors students benet, too, from the sense of solidarity built in campus venues dedicated especially to them: optional residence quarters, and seminar and activity spaces. The program also takes advantage of the exciting world of the Dallas/Fort Worth metroplex. Visits to museums, studios, and centers of national and international business allow students to explore the enormous opportunities for learning that only a great urban center can provide. At the same time, and unlike programs in larger universities, the University Honors Program at SMU is not segregated from the larger world of the campus. Honors students have the option of interacting with their fellow students in the corridors of the Student Center, on the playing elds, and in the numerous student governing, social, preprofessional, political, cultural, and social organizations that enhance student life. Honors students help make the entire SMU world more intellectually exciting and vibrant.
The University is committed to providing both attention and resources to the University Honors Program. Enrollment in Honors courses is limited, and the University takes care to invite only its best teachers and most creative intellects to participate in the Program. Faculty mentors and advisers are available for information, help, and advice.
Entrance to the University Honors Program is by invitation. At the end of their undergraduate years, students who maintain a 3.00 grade-point average in their honors courses and overall receive a diploma inscribed with the designation "Honors in the Liberal Arts," both a credential and a souvenir of their intellectual achievements.
In addition to the University Honors Program, individual schools, departments, and divisions of the University offer Honors or Distinction Programs to exceptional students in their upperclass years. Depending on their major, such students take a series of honors courses and seminars in their departments or divisions. Many departments and divisions also frequently offer internships and research programs to upperclass students majoring in their elds. Such activities provide practical experience and specialized training within the major. Students completing Honors or Distinction programs within their departments or divisions graduate with
"Department Honors" or "Division Honors." More information on these programs can be found under the individual department and division listings in this bulletin.
Through the Dedman College Advising Center, an academic adviser is provided for every student entering Dedman College as a rst-year or transfer student. Advising assignments are based on the student's academic interests. Advisers assist students in planning majors and minors, scheduling courses, and resolution of academic problems that may arise. Computerized Degree Progress Reports provide students with detailed information concerning the completion of degree requirements. The Advising Center has received national recognition in recent years for its innovative programs and outstanding staff.
After completing 24 term hours and meeting other program admission requirements, students who elect courses of study in the humanities, sciences, or social sciences disciplines in Dedman College, or courses of study in the Meadows School of the Arts, or the School of Engineering, will be transferred into and assigned advisers in the major departments or interdisciplinary programs selected. Students who wish to enter the Edwin L. Cox School of Business will be transferred into that school and assigned major advisers after they have successfully completed 42 term hours and have met all other admission requirements.
Students are required to declare a major for which they qualify upon completion of 75 term hours, including credit by examination and transfer work, in order to continue their studies at SMU.
Robert Patterson, Dean
The Division of Education and Lifelong Learning provides teacher education programs and lifelong learning opportunities that enhance the professional and personal well-being of community residents.
The Division's Teacher Education programs fall into three strands: Undergraduate Teacher Certifications; Graduate Endorsements, Certifications, and Degrees; and Professional Development Opportunities. The Division's Lifelong Learning programsNoncredit Continuing Studies, Evening Credit Studies, Youth and Pre-College Programs, and the Summer Sessionextend the University's resources to individuals who wish to study on a part-time basis.
Additional information is available at www.smu.edu/continuing_education.
The Center for Teacher Education houses undergraduate, post-baccalaureate, and graduate programs for both aspiring and practicing educators. Programs of study assist students in obtaining credentials for teaching in elementary, secondary, or all-level (grades K-12) settings. At the graduate level, a student may pursue a Master of Education (M.Ed.), a Master in Bilingual Education, or a Master of Music Educationas well as other credentials such as gifted education, bilingual education, reading, and learning therapy. Additional information is available at www.smu.edu/teacher_education.
Undergraduate Teacher Certification
Kathy Hargrove, Department Chair
Professor: Mathes; Associate Professors: Lan; Pulte; Springer; Assistant Professor: Perkins, Diffily; Senior Lecturer: Hargrove; Lecturers: Alvoid, Morganfield; Teacher Certification Administrators: Serna, Acosta.
The Center for Teacher Education offers courses that lead to teaching certification at the elementary and secondary levels. Undergraduate students pursue an approved academic major in Dedman College or Meadows School of the Arts while seeking Texas teacher certification through the Center for Teacher Education in Early ChildhoodGrade 4, Middle School (grades 4-8), or High School (grades 8-12). Music education students work toward an all-level (grades K-12) certificate. Those who have already earned a Bachelor's degree may also obtain teacher certification credentials through the post-baccalaureate program, which essentially mirrors the undergraduate program.
Each student in a certification program has an education faculty adviser who directs his/her program of study. The education faculty is committed to mentoring and supporting the learning of students. Students are expected to maintain high levels of performance and to develop habits of reflection as they develop knowledge and skills of practice.
The program of study includes 25 hours of coursework and six hours of student teaching/internship experience in all three certification programs: Early Childhood-Grade 4 (EC-4), Middle School (Grades 4-8), and High School (Grades 8-12). Six 3-hour courses and seven 1-hour seminars are required. (See the list of courses.)
Requirements for Admission to Teacher Education Programs. Students apply for formal admission to the program, submitting a transcript, essay, recommendation, character and fitness affidavit, and appropriate TASP or other test scores. Students must complete at least 60 hours of academic work with a G.P.A. of at least 2.50 and maintain grades of C or better and a minimum G.P.A. of at least 2.75 in all teacher preparation coursework once admitted to the program. In addition, students must have attained a grade of C- or better in the following areas of the General Education Curriculum: Written English, Mathematical Sciences, Science and Technology, and History. Applicants also interview with members of the faculty of the Center. Students may register for up to six hours of EDU coursework prior to formal admission. EDU 2350 (Educational Psychology) is a prerequisite for undergraduates enrolling in the certification program. A personal/criminal background check may be required prior to admission to the student teaching experience. Applications for admission to Teacher Education may be obtained from the departmental office in 421 Clements Hall.
Required Courses. All of the courses in the program of study are based on the Texas standards for beginning teachers. Requirements can be completed in two regular semesters, such as fall and spring. Professors model learning experiences in these courses that are considered best practice for all learners. Students are expected to work collaboratively in small groups, complete simulated teacher tasks, pose questions for class inquiry, and use multiple resources to answer questions.
Field Experience. The teacher education program includes extensive field experience to help students prepare for careers in teaching. Background checks are required by most school districts prior to field experiences. The student progresses from observational activities in classrooms to teaching and learning practice sessions with individual students, small groups, and then whole class responsibilities in a carefully managed student teaching experience. SMU students receive mentoring from faculty noted for their exemplary records as both master teachers and scholars. Exemplary teachers from inner city to suburban settings also act as coaches during the field experience. Part of the field experience comes in the form of either a one-semester student teaching experience or a two-semester internship. During the one-semester experience, students work full-time for 15 weeks in an assigned classroom with a master teacher in the Dallas area. During this student teaching term, the six-semester-hour student teaching experience is regarded as "full-time" status enrollment at SMU for financial aid and academic purposes. In this way graduates of the SMU teacher preparation program are better able to enter the teaching profession ready to meet the dynamic learning needs of today's youth.
Interview and Student Teaching Review. Prior to assignment to student teaching, candidates are reviewed by the faculty to determine whether adequate progress has been made in order to assume responsibility for school-age students. Such factors as academic performance, maturity, and a demonstrated sense of responsibility are among the factors considered.
Early Childhood -- Grade 4 Courses
EDU 2350. Educational Psychology. Aspects related to the learning process, such as education theories, characteristics of learners, nature and measurements of abilities, motivation for current research and successful classroom practice.
EDU 5105. Aesthetic and Physical Development. Introduction to role of art, music, dance, drama, and physical development of young children and how these can be integrated into prekindergarten through fourth grade classrooms.
EDU 5106. Assessment. Explanation and practice of formal and informal assessment strategies and how assessment outcomes should inform instruction and be shared with families.
EDU 5107. Professionalism. Examination of ethics and legal standards required of Texas teachers, as well as inquiry into professional activity of exceptional educators.
EDU 5108. Children's Literature. Critical study of literary trends and classical and current books appropriate for children in prekindergarten through fourth grades.
EDU 5109. Social Studies Teaching Strategies. Examination of social studies content, focusing on knowledge and skills required for prekindergarten through fourth grade students.
EDU 5110. Technology in the Classroom. Examination of programs typically used by classroom teachers in elementary schools, with focus on exploration and evaluation of software programs for young children.
EDU 5111. Review and Assessment. Review of essentials of theory and practice with individual student assessment.
EDU 5325. Child Development. Examination of principles of child growth and development for 3-year-olds through fourth grade children.
EDU 5326. Learning Environment. Inquiry into issues such as the physical arrangement of the classroom, student diversity, discipline/guidance practices, and home-school-community relationships.
EDU 5327. Integrating Teaching and Learning. Review of the nature and design of educational activities: theory, research, and practice of lesson planning for active learning which meets the needs of individual students.
EDU 5355. Early Childhood Grade 4 Math/Science. Evaluation of learning materials and teaching methods focusing on knowledge and skills required for prekindergarten through fourth grade students.
EDU 5357. Emergent Literacy. Examination of principles of literacy learning in young children and predictable stages of oral language, writing, and reading development.
EDU 5358. Conventional Literacy. Introduction of theories, practices, and materials for teaching reading/writing in primary grades.
EDU 5363/5364. Student Teaching. Course requirement of a 15-week assignment in an elementary school that has a diverse student population and a weekly seminar on campus.
Middle (Grades 4-8) and High School (Grades 8-12)
Courses and Certification Areas
EDU 2359. Educational Psychology. Aspects related to the learning process, such as education theories, characteristics of learners, nature and measurements of abilities, motivation for current research and successful classroom practice.
EDU 5111. Review and Assessment. Review of essentials of theory and practice with individual assessment.
EDU 5115. Multicultural Education. This course addresses diversity within schools and society. Students will explore multicultural concepts and strategies and practice various cross-cultural communication skills.
EDU 5116. Inclusive Education. Current issues in inclusive education in urban settings are discussed. This course explore the significance and challenge of teaching students in a heterogeneously grouped classroom that includes mainstreamed students.
EDU 5117. Professional Growth. This course focuses on the professional teacher in Texas and provides a survey of various professional growth opportunities for the teaching professional.
EDU 5118. Formal/Informal Assessment. Students discuss various formal and informal assessment methods and strategies specific to their content area and level of certification.
EDU 5119. Urban Education: Issues/Policy/Practices. This course is an examination of the issues, policies, and professional practice relevant to teaching in an urban setting.
EDU 5120. Technology in the Classroom. This class focuses on ways to enhance learning and accommodate administrative duties in the classroom by means of investigating and using computer applications.
EDU 5335. Adolescent Development and Cognition. This course focuses on theory of adolescent growth and development and its application in the classroom. The study of how adolescents learn and the conditions under which they learn best will guide this course.
EDU 5336/5337. Integrating Teaching and Learning. The course presents methods for incorporating theory into practice, teaching for higher level learning, student centered instruction, TAKS, and the role of the teacher in the learning process.
EDU 5359. Literacy in the Content Area. Students examine current research that promotes literacy instruction such as ways to integrate reading, writing, and oral language; integrating literacy instruction in the various content areas; and identifying the social as well as cognitive aspects of content area literacy.
EDU 5366/5367. Creating Successful Classrooms. This course examines the development of the "New Middle School" and the concept of creating a healthy classroom environment for middle school learners.
EDU 5368/5369. Establishing the Learning Environment. Major issues facing teachers in establishing and maintaining a positive and productive learning environment are the topics of this course.
EDU 5371. Secondary Instruction: Content Area Methods. Students observe and practice teaching and assessment methods and strategies specific to their content area and level of certification.
EDU 5373/5374. Student Teaching. Course requirement of a 15-week assignment in a middle/high school that has a diverse student population and a weekly seminar on campus.
Recommendation for Certification. Before the Center for Teacher Education will recommend a student for certification, all requirements25 hours of coursework, a satisfactory student teaching or internship experience, and passing scores on two TExES (Texas Examinations of Educator Standards) testsmust be fulfilled. For EC-Grade 4, the two TExES tests include the Pedagogy and Professional Responsibilities (EC-Grade 4) test and the EC-Grade 4 Generalist test. Students preparing for teaching in secondary schools must pass the Pedagogy and Professional Responsibilities TExES test for 4-8 or 8-12 and a TExES test in their content area.
TExES Preparation Seminar. The State Board of Educator Certification (SBEC) requires that persons seeking teacher certification take and pass the state-mandated TExES tests in the desired area(s) of certification. The SMU Center for Teacher Education requires all students to take and pass the SMU TExES Preparation Seminar. In the rare instance where a student does not pass the TExES test, a faculty mentor may be assigned to help develop an individual plan of supplemental study to complement a second taking of the TExES Preparation Seminar.
Graduate Study for Educators
Educators may pursue special certifications and endorsements as authorized by the State Board of Educator Certification; certificates and endorsements currently offered include Gifted and Talented Education, Bilingual Education, Learning Therapy, and Reading. Three Master's degrees are also offered -- the Master of Education, the Master of Bilingual Education, and the Master of Music Education.
The Gifted Students Institute, which offers the Gifted and Talented endorsement, supports two broad missions. It conducts research to advance knowledge of the nature and special needs of giftedness, and it serves the educational needs of three audiencesgifted youth, educators, and parents of gifted children. For information on the gifted endorsement or other opportunities, contact the Gifted Students Institute, Southern Methodist University, 3108 Fondren Drive, PO Box 750383, Dallas TX 75275-0383, 214-768-4383, www.smu.edu/gsi.
The Learning Therapist Program offers graduate study in the clinical practice of learning therapy to individuals who are interested in teaching reading skills to students with written-language disabilities. Graduates of the program are certified as professional Learning Therapists. To learn more about these opportunities, contact the Learning Therapist Program Office, Southern Methodist University, PO Box 750384, Dallas TX 75275-0384; 214-768-7323.
The Bilingual Education Programs offer the four courses required for the Texas endorsement in bilingual education as well as the full Master in Bilingual Education degree program. For further information, call 214-361-2525.
Professional Development Opportunities include noncredit and credit workshops, lectures, and seminars that address topics of social and scholarly significance to professional educators. For information regarding any of the Teacher Education opportunities, contact the Center for Teacher Education, Southern Methodist University, 415 Clements, PO Box 750455, Dallas TX 75275-0455; 214-768-1311. Additional information is available at www.smu.edu/teacher_education.
Kathi Watts, Director
Baccalaureate Degrees. Designed to be the part-time interdisciplinary equivalent of the daytime Bachelor's degrees in Dedman College, the Bachelor of Social Sciences and Bachelor of Humanities evening degree programs serve students who wish to complete their undergraduate education in the evening on a part-time basis. Applicants must have earned at least 45 term hours of transferable course work and meet the University's admission requirements for transfer students.
The major area of study for the Social Sciences degree requires 36 term hours in course work taken from the following disciplines: psychology, sociology, economics, anthropology, and political science. Up to 45 term hours of electives may be earned.
The Humanities degree requires 36 credit hours in course work taken from art history, English literature, foreign language, literature, history, philosophy, and religious study. Up to 45 term hours of electives may be earned.
For details concerning admission and program requirements, contact the Evening Credit Studies Office, Southern Methodist University, 6410 Airline Road, PO Box 750382, Dallas TX 75275-0382; 214-768-6483, www.smu.edu/evening_bachelors.
The Master of Liberal Arts. The Master of Liberal Arts graduate program provides a multidisciplinary approach to the study of the liberal arts. Choosing from a wide variety of courses in behavioral sciences, fine arts, humanities, science and culture, and social sciences, students design their own program of study to meet their personal and professional needs. The M.L.A. degree is open to persons holding a bachelor's or higher professional degree from an accredited university or college. Thirty-six hours of graduate study are to be completed within six years after beginning the program. For further information contact the MLA Office, Southern Methodist University, 6410 Airline Road, PO Box 750253, Dallas TX 75275-0253; 214-768-4273; www.smu.edu/mla.
Dispute Resolution Program. Mediation, negotiation, and conflict management are the focus of SMU's Dispute Resolution Certificate Program and Professional Seminar Series. The graduate program requires the completion 21 credit hours for certification, and the Seminar Series offers frequent credit and noncredit workshops. The program provides formal training and practical experience in professional dispute resolution for use in corporate, civic, legal, domestic, religious, and educational settings. This program is located at SMU-in-Legacy, 5236 Tennyson Parkway, Plano TX 75024; 972-473-3435, www.smu.edu/dispute_resolution.
The Office of Nondegree Credit Studies facilitates study by adult students who do not want to work toward a degree but want to take undergraduate or graduate credit courses in the day or evening. The admissions policies and procedures reflect the special needs and circumstances of part-time, adult students. For information contact the Office of Nondegree Credit Studies, Southern Methodist University, 6410 Airline Road, PO Box 750382, Dallas TX 75275-0382; 214-768-4272, www.smu.edu/continuing_education.
Rebecca Hood, Director
SMU's Summer Session offers a comprehensive program for collegiate undergraduates and graduates. Courses are provided by Dedman College, Meadows School of the Arts, the Edwin L. Cox School of Business, and the School of Engineering. Courses are taught at the Dallas campus, at SMU-in-Taos at Fort Burgwin in New Mexico, and at numerous international study locations.
Students from other colleges or universities who desire to attend SMU's Summer Session are required to submit statements of good standing from the institutions in which they are currently enrolled and which indicate that they will be eligible to reenter their respective institutions at any time.
To learn more about SMU's Summer Session, contact the Summer Session Office, Southern Methodist University, 6410 Airline Road, PO Box 750382, Dallas TX 75275-0382: 214-768-4272, www.smu.edu/summer.
Amy Heitzman, Director
The noncredit enrichment programs include a variety of informal courses, seminars, lectures, conferences, and professional development workshops. For additional information, see www.smu.edu/informal. Printed information is available from the Continuing Studies Office, Southern Methodist University, 6404 Airline Rd., PO Box 750275, Dallas TX 75275-0275. Call 214-768-5376.
Informal Courses. These programs of varying lengths consist of cultural, scholarly, personal, and professional topics. Additional information is available at www.smu.edu/informal.
Creative Writing Workshops. Creative writing instructors, noted authors, and publishers lead noncredit writing workshops. Selected participants are invited to submit manuscripts for review by New York literary agents, editors, and publishing houses. Additional information is available at www.smu.edu/informal.
International Languages. Noncredit language conversation courses typically include Spanish, French, Italian, German, Portuguese, Modern Greek, Arabic, Russian, Mandarin Chinese, Japanese, and American Sign Language. Additional information is available at www.smu.edu/informal.
Graduate Entrance Exam Preparation. Study courses for the GRE, GMAT, and LSAT are offered throughout the fall and spring. Additional information is available at www.smu.edu/testprep.
Kathy Hargrove and Rebecca Hood, Directors
The Division offers five programs that serve the educational and enrichment needs of youth.
The College Experience summer program (offered through the Gifted Students Institute) allows a small and carefully chosen group of highly motivated and academically able high school students to get a head start on college and a taste of campus life through SMU credit opportunities; www.smu.edu/ce.
The Talented and Gifted (TAG) summer program (offered through the Gifted Students Institute) provides intellectual challenges and cultural and social learning experiences to academically accelerated students completing the seventh, eighth, or ninth grade. TAG offers both credit and noncredit courses; www.smu.edu/tag.
Challenges (offered through the Gifted Students Institute) nurtures the critical-thinking, reasoning, and problem-solving skills of children ages 5 12 through workshops grounded in science, music, math, and language.
The Academic Enhancement Workshops offer a variety of courses for students ages 4 through 18. Workshop topics include study skills, reading, test preparation, math/science, vocabulary, and writing. Additional information is available at www.smu.edu/kids.
The Summer Youth Programs offers one- and two-week special-interest enrichment workshops throughout the summer in the areas of technology, computers, multimedia, writing, art, math, science, literature, gaming, the Internet, study skills, leadership, and social skills. Additional information is available at www.smu.edu/summer_youth.
Foreign citizens and U.S. passport holders studying outside the United States applying to SMU as first-year and transfer undergraduate students are expected to meet all requirements for admission.
Students for whom English is not the native language are expected take an internationally recognized English language test such as TOEFL or IELTS. A score of at least 550 (paper test) or 213 (computer test) on the TOEFL is required for admission consideration. Students with scores slightly below those mentioned above will be required to successfully complete SMU's summer Intensive English Program prior to matriculation. Transfer students without an internationally recognized English language test score will be evaluated on the basis of college-level grades in English Composition/Rhetoric courses.
International transfer students who have completed college-level work at an international university must submit the following (in English or with an English translation):
The expenses to be incurred in attending the University are listed under "Financial Information." Additional costs that international students may expect include room and board during school holidays, travel expenses, and international student insurance, and a one-time international student fee (foreign passport holders only). Need-based financial aid is not available for international students. However, first-year international students will be considered for all available academic scholarships.
When an international student has been admitted and provided an adequate Certificate of Financial Responsibility or bank letter, the International Office will issue form I-20, the Certificate of Eligibility. The student will be required to produce the I-20, the Letter of Acceptance, and proof of finances when applying at the U.S. embassy or consulate for a student visa.
All international students at Southern Methodist University must be covered by health insurance in the amounts specified for "Exchange Visitors" by the U.S. government. Health insurance may be purchased through the University by self-enrollment with the University-contracted insurance plan or elsewhere.
SMU requires all applicants except foreign citizens from foreign secondary schools to submit Scholastic Aptitude Test (SAT I) scores and/or American College Test (ACT) scores. These examinations are conducted in a number of test centers throughout the United States and in foreign countries several times each year. It is recommended that students take the SAT I or ACT more than once. Although scores from tests taken after January are acceptable, waiting for scores may delay the final admission decision. Foreign students whose native language is not English are required to submit a score of 550 or better on the paper-based TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language) or a score of at least 213 on the computer-based TOEFL.
Students may obtain additional information about the College Entrance Examination Board (CEEB) and its tests (SAT I, SAT II, TOEFL) from their high school counselors or by writing to the CEEB at PO Box 592, Princeton NJ 08540. Students requesting further information about the American College Test also may contact their high school counselors or write to the ACT National Office, 2201 North Dodge Street, PO Box 168, Iowa City IA 52243.
SMU awards credit for the successful completion of the international certificate programs listed below. In certain cases, departmental examinations may be required as a part of the evaluation process.
1. The International Baccalaureate
Six to eight credits will be awarded for scores of 5, 6, or 7 on International Baccalaureate Higher-Level exams in transferable subjects, with a maximum award of 32 credits. Credits will not be awarded for Subsidiary-Level exams.
2. The General Certificate of Education A-Level (United Kingdom)
Six to eight credits will be awarded for grades of "A" and "B" on A-Level exams in transferable subjects, with a maximum award of 32 credits. Credits will not be awarded for a score of "C", or for 0-Level exams.
3. The Baccalaureate (France)
Six to eight credits will be awarded for scores of 11 or above, with a maximum award of 32 credits.
4. The Abitur (Germany)
Six to eight credits will be awarded for passing scores on each of the written exams in transferable subjects, with a maximum award of 32 credits. Credits will not be awarded for oral exams.
All foreign transcripts must be accompanied by a professional evaluation and an official transcript, including an English translation if it is not in English, and course descriptions or syllabuses. It is the student's responsibility to procure this evaluation, and to assume financial responsibility for it.
Because of the importance of this information, SMU accepts evaluations from the following institutions of proven reliability:
Educational Credential Evaluators, Inc.
PO Box 92970
Milwaukee, WI 53202-0970
This service's evaluation should include an explanation that the institution is recognized by the ministry of education in the home country and is generally considered to offer at least the equivalent of US higher education credit. In addition, it should include an explanation of the credits, the grading system and course levels, as well as a course-by-course evaluation.
The expertise and reliability of a professional evaluation report is recognized worldwide, and is likely to be accepted by other academic institutions, employers, and state licensing boards. However, the report is not binding to SMU and will be considered a recommendation for independent decision of the credit to be given.
Information and applications are available on the worldwide web from the services. If you need further information, please contact the Office of Admission.
John E. Wheeler, Coordinator
Students whose first language is not English may encounter special challenges as they strive to function efficiently in the unfamiliar culture of an American university setting. The following ESL courses, programs, and resources are available to students from all schools and departments of SMU as part of the General Education Curriculum.
The Courses (ESL)
1001. ESL Communication Skills. The goal of this course is to improve ESL students' oral and aural interactive skills in speaking, giving presentations, pronunciation, listening, and American idiomatic usage so that they may become more participatory in their classes and integrate more readily with their native English-speaking peers. It is designed to meet the needs of both undergraduate and graduate students who may be fully competent in their field of study yet require specialized training in order to effectively communicate in an American classroom setting. The course is noncredit and no-fee, and is transcripted as Pass or Fail. ESL Departmental Approval is required, and students may apply online at www.smu.edu/esl.
1002. ESL Communication Skills II. Building on skills developed in ESL 1001, students make use of their knowledge and practice to explore various aspects of American studies. In addition to speaking and presentation skills, reading and writing are also exploited as a means for students to gain a deeper understanding of American culture, customs, attitudes, and idiomatic use of the language. The course is noncredit and no-fee, and is transcripted as Pass or Fail. ESL 1001 is recommended as a precursor but is not a prerequisite. ESL Departmental Approval is required, and students may apply online at www.smu.edu/esl.
1300, 1301, 1302. ESL Rhetoric. The ESL sequence of First-Year Writing aims to provide students with the tools they will need to successfully complete writing assignments required of them during their university course work. The ultimate goal of ESL Rhetoric is to bring students' analytical reading and writing skills in line with the standards expected of their native English-speaking peers. In addition to the principles of effective writing taught in regular Rhetoric classes, ESL Rhetoric students are given extra practice in vocabulary development, grammar skills, standard American English pronunciation, and conversational fluency. 1302 courses are specially designed around themes that are pertinent to the realities and experiences of non-native speakers of English. ESL sections of Rhetoric grant students the same amount of credit as do regular Rhetoric classes, yet "ESL" will not appear on the transcript. Departmental Approval is required.
2001, 2002, 2003, 2004. Intensive English Program (IEP). This multilevel year-long program is designed to prepare students and professionals for academic success at the university level. The course of study consists of English for Academic Purposes, TOEFL-related skills, and American culture. It is open to currently enrolled and newly incoming students, as well as to those not affiliated with SMU. On-campus housing and meals are available during the six-week summer term. This is a noncredit, nontranscripted program, and separate tuition fees will be charged. ESL Departmental Approval is required, and the application package may be downloaded via the IEP link at www.smu.edu/esl.
3001. Advanced Grammar for Writers. This course helps students develop their grammar and writing skills within the context of academic readings. Problem areas of English grammar and style are explored through periodic assignments, research documentation methods, and a final research project. The course is free of charge, noncredit bearing, and will appear on your transcript as Pass or Fail. ESL Departmental Approval is required, and students may apply online at www.smu.edu/esl.
Conversation Buddy Program
Once at the beginning of each term, all students are notified via campus e-mail of this opportunity to practice their language skills in an informal, one-on-one setting outside the classroom for one to two hours a week. Every effort is made to match native speakers of English with a native speaker of a language or culture in which they may have an interest. In this way, both the ESL student and the native English speaker benefit from a two-way language exchange. Participation in this program is an option available for students enrolled in a Choices II Wellness class to partially fulfill the out-of-class co-requirements of the class; students should talk to their CHOICES II instructor for details. To apply for a Conversation Buddy, send an e-mail to email@example.com.
ESL Self-Study Lab
A collection of audio, video, and computer materials is available for self-study use at the Norwick Center for Media and Instructional Technology (CMIT). Students may select from tapes and software designed to help them improve their pronunciation, listening, vocabulary, and grammar skills.
The University offers students an opportunity to live, study, and travel abroad in term or year-long programs, as well as summer programs. Term or year-long programs are maintained in Australia; Britain; Copenhagen, Denmark; Paris, France; Japan; Russia; Madrid, Spain; and Taipei, Taiwan. The University also offers five-week summer terms in Beijing and Suzhou, China; Oxford and London, England; Paris and the South of France; Weimar, Germany; and Xalapa, Mexico. Programs in other countries may be added from time to time. Instruction in all programs is offered in English, except for courses in foreign languages and literature. Students in good standing at SMU and other universities may participate in SMU's International Programs. A minimum GPA of 2.7 is normally required for semester programs, a 2.5 for summer programs. The University reserves the right to call students back from its study-abroad programs and/or to close international study-abroad programs whenever it determines that the health and/or safety of its students may be at risk.
SMU-in-Australia. Students have an exciting opportunity to study in Perth, Western Australia, during the spring term in a program offered in cooperation with Curtin University of Technology. The program includes a Southeast Asia study tour in January, preceding the term. Students also participate in a community service program during the term. The entire program emphasizes Australian studies as well as the geographic, economic, and social systems of the Pacific Rim nations.
SMU-in-Britain. For students desiring a year of study in England, the University offers counseling and assistance in gaining admission to a British university. For all work successfully completed under this arrangement, appropriate academic credit will be recorded at SMU. In the past, students have studied arts, sciences, engineering, economics, history, and English at various British institutions.
SMU-in-Copenhagen. Through a cooperative arrangement with DIS, Denmark's International Study Program, SMU students may enroll for one or two terms of study in Copenhagen. Courses are offered in environmental studies, humanities, international business, and medical practice and policy. All courses are taught in English. No knowledge of Danish is required for acceptance, although there are minimum G.P.A. requirements. Students retain SMU residency while participating in an affiliate program and receive appropriate academic credit for all work successfully completed.
SMU-in-Japan. SMU students have an unusual and challenging opportunity to live and study for a Japanese academic year (October-July) through a well-established exchange program with Kwansei Gakuin University near Osaka, Japan.
Students enroll for specially designed courses taught in English and Japanese. Field trips and cultural events are an integral part of the Japan experience. Students should have completed a minimum of two years of college Japanese.
SMU-in-Paris and SMU-in-Spain. The University has well-established programs in both Paris and Madrid. Participants in SMU-in-Spain should have completed intermediate (3 terms) college-level Spanish Courses are offered in the following fields: art history, English, business, film, history, language and literature, political science, and studio art. Students are housed with families. Orientation trips and cultural events are an integral part of both programs. Participation in either program for a full academic year is recommended, but students may attend either the fall or spring term.
SMU-in-Russia. Through a special arrangement between SMU and CIEE, Russian Area and Language students receive highly individualized instruction in this intensive language program. Instruction also will cover Russian literature, history, current events, and other Russian Area topics, particularly for students at advanced levels of language study.
SMU-in-Taipei. Students can attend for the fall or spring terms, or for the academic year (mid-September through the end of June), as exchange students at Soochow University in Taipei, Taiwan. One year of college-level Chinese is required. With the exception of Chinese language, classes are taught in English. Students can choose from subjects including Chinese language, Chinese history, art history, and political science.
SMU-in-Beijing. This is a summer intensive language program in association with Associated Colleges in China (ACC). Students learn Mandarin Chinese in the context of Chinese society. They enroll in either Intermediate or Advanced Chinese and live on the campus of the Capital University of Business/Economics. Students earn eight credits for the session. Cultural and extracurricular activities include field trips, classes in calligraphy, ta'i chi, cooking, choir, and a weekend visit to a host family. A language pledge to speak only Chinese throughout the program is required.
SMU-in-London: Communications. Taking advantage of London as an international center, this program enables students to select two courses in the field of communications from the following alternatives: international communications, European media, international advertising, and international public relations. Field trips include study excursions to Bath, Brighton, and Cambridge.
SMU-in-Oxford. Students and faculty live and study in the quadrangles of University College, Oxford's oldest foundation. Each student takes two courses: one discussion course taught by SMU faculty and one tutorial taught by British faculty. An introduction to England is provided through trips to London, Stratford-upon-Avon, and other places of interest.
SMU-Summer-in-Paris. Paris, at the crossroads of Europe, is the setting for this study program. Focusing on French culture from a global perspective, the program takes participants to famous sites such as the Louvre, Notre Dame, and the Eiffel Tower, and also includes the extraordinary wealth of lesser known museums and landmarks. Knowledge of the French language is not necessary for this program, and none will be taught.
SMU-in-The South of France. This intensive French-language program is based in Cannes, on the Mediterranean coast. The exceptional beauty of this part of southern France is complemented by its numerous cultural attractions. The program focuses on three language learning levels: beginning, intermediate, and advanced.
SMU-in-Italy. This program emphasizes the study of art history, Italian politics and culture, and studio art. Students will divide their time between Orvieto and Rome. Drawing upon Rome as a living classroom, the program takes participants to various on-site visits.
Archaeology-in-Italy. This program gives students the opportunity to excavate in one of the most beautiful and historically important valleys of Tuscany, near the modern town of Vicchio. The actual excavation site is known as Poggio Colla, a wooded hill overlooking Vicchio that was inhabited by the Etruscans between the seventh and second centuries B.C. Students will be introduced to the principles of archaeological field methods through lectures and field experience. Lectures on Etruscan history, art, and culture will also be provided.
SMU-in-Weimar, Germany. This summer program is designed for students who wish to combine their study of the German language with the study of German history and culture and/or music history in one of Germany's most beautiful and culturally rich cities.
SMU-in-Xalapa, Mexico. The Spanish language program in Xalapa offers an intensive six-week exposure to the Spanish language and the people and culture of Mexico. Xalapa, the capital of the state of Veracruz, is an ancient Indian city that blends its pre-conquest and colonial heritage with 20th-century technology. The program focuses on intermediate and advanced-level Spanish language studies.
SMU-in-Suzhou, China. This May Term program, hosted at Suzhou University, allows students to immerse themselves in the people, culture and history of China. Students earn three credits; study tour destinations include Hangzhou, Nanjing, and Shanghai.
More information is available from the International Office, Southern Methodist University, 3108 Fondren Drive, Dallas TX 75205; telephone 214-768-2338; Web site: www.smu.edu/studyabroad.
F=Fall Term; S=Spring Term
SMU-in-Australia (Spring Term Only)
ANTH 2301 Introduction to Anthropology
ANTH 4390 Asian Study Tour and Seminar
ANTH 4391 Community Service
or SOCI 5399, CFA 3370 Introduction to Indigenous Australians
HIST 3395 Early Asia and Africa
HIST 4365 Australian Society
PLSC 4340 Australian Government
SOCI 2310 Sociology
transfer credit Indonesian Language
transfer credit Korean Language
transfer credit Japanese Language
transfer credit Thai Language
Humanities and Social Sciences and International Business
ANTH 3355 (PLSC 4343) Nationalism and Minorities in Europe
ARHS 1331 European Art of the 19th Century (F)
ARHS 1332 European Art of the 20th Century (S)
BA 3300 European Business Environment: The EU
BA 3301 Economies in Transition: Doing Business with Russia and Eastern Europe (S)
BA 4315 EU Seminar (S)
CTV 2352 History of European Film (F)
CTV 3310 Contemporary European Film: The Individual and Society (S)
CFA 3327 Environmental Problems and Policy: A European Perspective
DANC 2371 History of European Ballet
FINA 4329 International Finance in a European Context
HIST 3343 Twentieth-Century European History
HIST 4314 The Jews in Europe: From the Middle Ages to Present
MKTG 3300 Marketing Management Field Project
MNO 3300 Environmental Business Strategy
MNO 3301 Global Business Strategy
PHIL 3370 Kierkegaard: Philosophy and the Meaning of Life
PLSC 3351 Russia: Superpower in Crisis
PLSC 4340 Danish Politics and Society
PLSC 5341 Western European Politics: The European Union
PLSC 5383 European Conflict and Security Issues
PSYC 5385 Brain Functioning and the Experience of Self
RELI 3359 Nordic Mythology
SOCI 5363 Criminal Justice in Scandinavia
transfer credit Danish Instruction
transfer credit America in the European Mirror
transfer credit Masterpieces of Modern Scandinavian Literature (S)
transfer credit Dickens and Andersen: Romanticism, Realism, and Modernism (f)
Marine Environmental Studies and Medical Practice and Policy
BIOL 4390 Marine Biology of European Coastal Waters
BIOL 3307 Ecology and Human Impact in the North and Baltic Seas
SOCI 3301 Health Care in Scandinavia
transfer credit Human Health and Disease: A Clinical Approach
ARHS 3329 Paris Art and Architecture: From the Beginnings Through the Reign of Louis XIV (F)
ARHS 3346 Paris Art and Architecture: From 1715 Through the Present Day (S)
ARHS 3352 Origins of Impressionism (F)
ARHS 3353 Impressionism in Context (S)
ARHS 4344 Images of Power (F)
BA 3300 Business In Europe (F and S)
CTV 3310 The French New Wave Cinema (S)
CTV 4305 Motion Pictures of Paris (F)
CFA 3328 Contemporary France (S)
CFA 3329 La Belle Epoque (F)
ENGL 3375 Expatriate Writers in Paris: Consciousness and Society (F and S)
FREN 1401, 1402 Beginning French (First-year)
FREN 2401 Intermediate French (Second-year) (F and S)
FREN 3355 French Conversation (F)
FREN 3356 Advanced French (S)
FREN 4373 French Civilization: The Age of Enlightenment (F)
FREN 4374 French Civilization: The 18th Century (S)
FREN 5380 or 5381 Tutorials for Juniors and Seniors (F)
HIST 3349 Images of Power (F)
HIST 3366 France, America, and the Atlantic World, 1600 to 1900
HIST 5392 Introduction to Archival Research in France (F and S)
MUHI 4342 Music, Musicians, and Audiences in 19th Century Paris (Fall Term of odd-numbered years)
PLSC 4380 Historical and Contemporary Issues of the European Construction
ASDR 1300 Introduction to Studio Drawing (F and S)
ASDR 2300 Drawing II (F and S)
ASDR 3300 Drawing: Intermediate Level (F and S)
ASPT 2304 Introduction to Studio Painting (F and S)
ASPT 2305 Painting: Intermediate Level (F and S)
ANTH 4391 Directed Studies (F)
ARHS 3394 Arts of Japan (F)
BA 3300 Special Topics: Japanese Business (F)
ECO 4357 International Trade (F)
HIST 3395 Problems in Asian History (S)
FL 3322 Postwar Japanese Culture and Society (F)
JAPN 1501 Japanese Level 1 (F)
JAPN 3501 Japanese Level 2 (F)
JAPN 4501 Japanese Level 3 (F)
JAPN 5501 Japanese Level 4
JAPN 6501 Japanese Level 5
PLSC 3346 Government and Politics in Japan (F)
RELI 3367 Religious Life of China and Japan (F)
SOCI 3300 Contemporary Urban Problems: Japanese Society (S)
ARHS 3344 Paintings at the Prado (F and S)
ARHS 3360 Modern Painters in Spain
BA 3300 (CF 3391) Management and Ethics in a Cross-Cultural Context (F and S)
SPAN 3373 (CFA 3330, FL 3301) Spanish Civilization (F and S)
HIST 3365 Problems in European History: The Making of Modern Europe (F or S)
HIST 3380 Problems in Ibero-American History: Latin American History (F or S)
PLSC 4340 Political History of Contemporary Spain (F and S)
or HIST 3381 Problems in Ibero-American History (F and S)
RELI 1304 World Religions (F)
SPAN 3355 Advanced Conversation (F and/or S)
SPAN 3357 Phonetics (F and/or S)
SPAN 3358 Advanced Grammar (F and/or S)
SPAN 4395 Introduction to Hispanic Literature (F and/or S)
SPAN 5334 Contemporary Spanish Novels (F)
SPAN 5335 Contemporary Spanish Theater (S)
ARHS 3396 Beauty of Chinese Art
HIST 3394 Modern History of China
PLSC 4340 Special Studies in Comparative Governments and Politics/Voting Behavior
CHIN 2401-02 Intermediate Chinese
CHIN 3311-12 Advanced Chinese
CHIN 4411 China in the 1990s
CHIN 4412 Chinese Literature and Culture
ADV 3354 International advertising
ADV 5301 British Advertising Account Planning
Corporate Communications and Public Affairs
CCPA 3321 International Public Relations
CCPA 5301 European Sports Communication
CCJN 5301 European Media
ENGL 3399 The Gothic Novel
ENGL 4332 Shakespeare
HIST 3365 (FL 3380) Julius Caesar and Roman Britain
HIST 3374 (CF 3328) Diplomacy in Europe: From Napoleon to the EU
HIST 4388 Georgian and Victorian England
PLSC 3381 (CF) Current issues in International politics
PLSC 4340 Anglo-American Democracy
RELI 1303 Introduction of Eastern Religions
THEA 4385 (CFA) 3324 Studies in Theatre, Drama, and Performance: English Theatre
CFA 3332 Political and Social Institutions II: A Parisian Perspective
HIST 3335 (CF 3335) One King, One Law: The Culture of Absolutism, France 1500 to 1789 SMU-in-the South of France
FREN 1401 Beginning French
FREN 1402 Beginning French
FREN 2201 France Today
FREN 2401 Intermediate French
FREN 4355 Advanced Spoken French (Track 1)
FREN 4355 Advanced Spoken French (Track 2)
FREN 4370 Introduction to French Literary Texts
FREN 4373 French Civilization (Track 1)
or CF 3362 The Europeans: A Case Study
ARHS 3316 Imaging the Empire
CTV 3310 (CFA 3375) Post-War European Cinema, 1945 to Present
ASDR 1310 Drawing in Italy
ARHS 3603 Archaeological Field Methods of Italy
SPAN 2311-12 Second-Year Spanish (six credit hours)
SPAN 5336 Contemporary Novel
SPAN 3355 Advanced Conversation
SPAN 3358 Advanced Grammar
SPAN 3374 Spanish American Civilization
SPAN 4391 Commercial Spanish for International Trade
SPAN 5338/3310 The Latin American Short Story
CF 3379 German Culture in Weimar
GERM 1401 Beginning German
GERM 2311 Second Year German
GERM 3313 Germany Today: People, Culture, Society
MUHI 4376 Music History Seminar: Milestones in German Music
CF 3395 A Cultural Journey into China
SMU-in-Legacy is a permanent educational facility created by SMU to serve the needs of Dallas-area corporations and residents. SMU-in-Legacy offers both credit and noncredit programs for professional advancement and personal enrichment. Offerings include the Master of Business Administration, the Executive Master in Engineering, the Master of Liberal Arts, executive-management development, computer networking and programming technologies, dispute resolution, and informal courses for adults and youth. For information, contact SMU-in-Legacy, 5236 Tennyson Parkway, Plano TX 75024; 972-473-3400, or at www.smu.edu/legacy.
The University maintains a summer campus at Fort Burgwin, located 10 miles southeast of Taos, New Mexico. SMU-in-Taos is open for summer study each year, offering courses in the humanities, natural and social sciences, performing and studio arts, as well as archaeological research.
Students are housed in small residence halls called casitas, which accommodate up to 11 students. Each residence has complete lavatory and shower facilities and a large study area with fireplace. Classrooms, offices, an auditorium, dining hall, library, computer lab, and laundry facilities also are located on campus.
The campus is home to both Pot Creek Pueblo and historic Fort Burgwin. Pot Creek Pueblo, one of the largest prehistoric sites in the northern Rio Grande Valley, is located on the property. It is thought to have consisted of 300 ground-floor rooms and to have been occupied from AD 1200 to 1350. Ongoing archaeological excavations occur each summer.
Historic Fort Burgwin was originally established in the mid-1850s. The fort served many purposes, chief among them to protect area settlers. Reconstructed, the fort now serves as office and classroom space for the summer programs.
Literature describing the campus and its programs is available from the SMU-in-Taos office, Southern Methodist University, PO Box 750145, Dallas TX 75275, 214-768-3657. Additional descriptions and information can be found at www.smu.edu/taos, or can be obtained via e-mail, firstname.lastname@example.org.
Air Force. Air Force ROTC courses are not offered on the SMU campus. SMU students who wish to earn appointments as commissioned officers in the U.S. Air Force may participate in the Air Force general military course and professional officer course through the University of North Texas in Denton (UNT). Students who participate in the UNT Air Force ROTC program are responsible for their own travel and other physical arrangements. The Air Force ROTC Program develops skills and provides education vital to the career officer. Active-duty Air Force personnel provide all instruction and program administration.
The program is open to all students. First-year students may enroll in the four-year program, and students with at least two undergraduate or graduate academic years remaining may apply for the two-year program. Students who complete their program with at least a Bachelor's degree will be commissioned as officers.
Scholarships, available to qualied students in both four-year and two-year programs, provide full tuition, fees, textbook allowance, and a monthly tax-free $100 subsistence allowance. National competition is based on SAT or ACT results, Air Force officer Qualifying Test results or college academic record, and extracurricular and athletic activities. Uniforms and textbooks for AFROTC courses are issued at no cost to cadets. Students with at least six months active military service may be granted waivers on a portion of the general military course.
UNT's Air Force ROTC courses are described under "Aerospace Studies" in the Dedman College section of this catalog. Further program information and application procedures may be obtained by contacting AFROTC, The University of North Texas, Denton TX 76203; telephone 940-565-2074.
Army. Army ROTC courses are not offered on the SMU campus. Students can participate in the Army ROTC program at the University of Texas at Arlington by enrolling as they enroll for other SMU courses. Students who participate in the UTA Army ROTC program are responsible for their own travel and other physical arrangements.
Army ROTC offers students the opportunity to graduate as officers and serve in the U.S. Army, the Army National Guard, or the U.S. Army Reserve. Army ROTC scholarships are awarded on a competitive basis. Each scholarship pays for tuition and required educational fees and provides a specied amount for textbooks, supplies, and equipment. Each scholarship also includes a subsistence allowance of up to $1,000 for every year the scholarship is in effect.
Students can participate in the Army ROTC on-campus program by enrolling as they enroll for other SMU courses. Army ROTC courses are listed under Special Studies in the Schedule of Classes and described under "Special Studies" in the School of Engineering section of this catalog.