Undergraduate Catalog Contents
Bulletin of Southern Methodist University
Official University Calendar
Description of the University
Admission to the University
Student Financial Aid
Policies and Procedures
The General Education Curriculum (GEC)
Office of Information Technology
Colleges Dedman College
Simmons School of Education and Human Development
Cox School of Business
Meadows School of the Arts
Lyle School of Engineering
University Administration and Faculty
SMU offers degrees in five undergraduate and graduate schools and two graduate
professional schools, including Dedman College (SMU’s college of humanities
and sciences), the Algur H. Meadows School of the Arts, the Edwin L. Cox School
of Business, the Annette Caldwell Simmons School of Education and Human
Development, the Bobby B. Lyle School of Engineering, the Dedman School of
Law and the Perkins School of Theology. The University offers a range of distinguished
graduate and professional programs, but since its beginnings in 1915, SMU
has particularly committed itself to the concept of a liberal arts undergraduate
education. All SMU undergraduate degree programs reflect that commitment by
encouraging students to combine broad, interdisciplinary inquiry with in-depth
study in a particular field of interest.
Preface to the Curriculum
SMU holds as a philosophical basis for our undergraduate curriculum our
steadfast belief that the liberal arts found and inform all the goals of higher education.
The Master Plan of 1963 articulates 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, first, 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 being graduated from SMU must successfully complete courses in
written English, quantitative reasoning, information technology and science and
technology. In addition, recognizing the increasingly fluid nature of knowledge,
we require students to take courses in both disciplinary and interdisciplinary studies.
Finally, our students must choose one of the more than 130 majors approved
in the five 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. With these goals in mind we have developed
our undergraduate curriculum to reflect both the depth and breadth of our
educational objectives. A student’s undergraduate years should ideally echo his or
her first years of life in one critically important way: During our first 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 life-changing experience can,
and should, take place.
Bacalaureate Degree Programs
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,
Bachelor of Science in Civil Engineering, Bachelor of Science in Environmental
Engineering, and Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering degrees in the
Lyle School of Engineering. Dedman College also offers the Bachelor of Humanities
and Bachelor of Social Sciences degrees. For the degrees available in specific
fields of study, consult the appropriate school’s section in this catalog.
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, is located
in the General Education Curriculum, and is thus open to students of all majors
across campus. The program is designed to prepare honors students for 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 arts 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
The University Honors Program focuses on general education courses, ideally
taken in the first five terms at SMU. Students begin with a two-term, first-year
Honors Rhetoric course that explores and encourages critical reflection about
several major concepts and works of literature that have shaped the modern world.
The first term course is ENG 2305, “Interpreting, Understanding and Doubting,”
and the second is ENG 2306, “The Ethical, the Catastrophic and Human Responsibility.”
Classes are small (15 students) 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 catalog 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.
Another significant element in the honors academic experience are the Richter
Research Fellowships, which are designed for undergraduates to conduct independent
research, under the supervision of a faculty adviser. All honors students who
have completed their second year are eligible to apply. Richter projects have included
literacy in Ghana, micro-business financing in India, charity hospital organization
in India, and solar and wind power in the Netherlands.
The University Honors experience seeks to create an intellectual community of
students and faculty that extends far beyond the classroom. Beginning with several
orientation activities designed specifically for honors students, special events throughout the year provide occasions for coming together. Honors students and
faculty are encouraged to attend periodic dinners, programs, seminars and book
discussions organized around scholars and artists in residence or distinguished
visitors to the campus. Honors students benefit, 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 fields, 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
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 or by application after
at least one term of course work at SMU. At the end of their undergraduate years,
students who maintain a 3.0 grade-point average in their honors courses and at least
a 3.25 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. The strongest SMU students are encouraged to
participate in both of these programs – at the University level (the University
Honors Program) and the departmental level. 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 fields. 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
Students interested in the University Honors Program should contact Dr. David
D. Doyle, Jr., Director, at firstname.lastname@example.org,
or visit www.smu.edu/honors.
Academic Advisement engages students with professional staff and faculty in
order to cultivate the individual academic and personal growth that students need
as they navigate their academic careers. Academic Advisement begins when students
first pick up or click on information about SMU. It continues through the
processes of admission and orientation. It matures in students’ accomplishment of
learning objectives and outcomes as described in an advisement syllabus, and it
comes to fruition when students graduate from their chosen schools and colleges
into the global marketplace of commerce and ideas.
In addition to naming a department in Dedman College, Academic Advising
refers to intentional meetings between students and professional designated advisers
in order to select and schedule academic work and to monitor degree
Advising for Pre-Majors
Through the Dedman College Advising Center every student entering Dedman
College as a first-year or pre-major transfer student collaborates with a professional
academic adviser. Advisers help students acquire the skills to plan their majors
and minors, schedule courses and resolve academic problems that may arise.
Computerized Degree Progress Reports provide students with detailed information
concerning completion of degree requirements. The Advising Center has received
national recognition for its innovative programs and outstanding staff.
Advising for Majors
After completing 24 term hours and meeting other program admission requirements,
students may transfer their advisement focus and their records into the
school that houses their major field of study. Those who elect study in the humanities,
sciences, or social sciences enter Dedman College. Others, depending on their
qualifications and desires, may enter Cox School of Business, Meadows School of
the Arts. the Annette Caldwell Simmons School of Education and Human Development,
or the Lyle School of Engineering. The University requires students who
intend to continue their study at SMU to declare a major for which they qualify
upon completion of 75 term hours, including credit by examination and transfer
work. Upon declaration into a major in one of the schools, students commence
work with a major adviser, a faculty or staff member who focuses on grooming
students for the field of study.
The International Center
The International Center supports Southern Methodist University and international
students/scholars and their families by engaging in the following activities:
1) advising all international students/scholars on visa compliance requirements;
2) advising schools and departments within the University on compliance requirements;
3) reporting to the federal government via the SEVIS system; 4) recruiting
foreign passport holders and Americans studying outside the United States for
University undergraduate programs; 5) working with SMU alumni abroad; and 6)
facilitating mutually beneficial institutional partnerships.
We strive to carry out these activities in a professional manner and are committed
to operating in the best interests of SMU and in the best interests of the international
constituencies we serve.
The International Center, 6185 Airline, Suite 216, Dallas, TX 75205, makes admission
decisions on first-year candidates who are foreign citizens and on American
citizens studying outside the United States as well as undergraduate international
transfer students. Once a first-year candidate or an undergraduate international
transfer student is accepted to the University and has provided an adequate Certificate
of Financial Responsibility or bank letter, the Office of International Admissions
and Relations issues the form I-20 mentioned below.
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 to take an
internationally recognized English language test such as TOEFL or IELTS. A score
of at least 550 (paper test) or 80 (Internet-based) on the TOEFL or a score of 6.5 on
the academic IELTS 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
- An official transcript.
- Course descriptions.
- Professional evaluation (see page 23 of the catalog for explanation).
The expenses 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 merit-based scholarships.
When an international student has been admitted and provided an adequate
Certificate of Financial Responsibility or bank letter, the Office of International
Admissions and Relations 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 selfenrollment
with the University-contracted insurance plan or elsewhere.
SMU requires all applicants except foreign citizens attending secondary schools
outside the United States to submit 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 at least 80 on the Internet-based TOEFL, a score of at least 550 on the
paper-based TOEFL, or a score of 6.5 on the academic IELTS test.
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. (www.
collegeboard.org). 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.(www.act.org)
International Certificate Programs
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.
Foreign Transcript Credit (Transfer Students Only)
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:
The 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 U.S. 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 Web from the services. If you
need further information, please contact the Office of Admission.
English as a Second Language Program
John E. Wheeler, Director
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 Office of General Education offers the following ESL
resources to students from all schools and departments of SMU.
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
Program 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
Program 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. The 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, and “ESL” will not appear
on the transcript. ESL Program approval is required.
20XX. Intensive English Program (IEP).
All 2000-level courses are exclusive to 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 non-credit, non-transcripted
program, and separate tuition fees will be charged. ESL Program 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 the transcript as pass or fail. ESL Program approval is required, and students may apply
online at www.smu.edu/esl.
3002. Advanced Academic Writing.
Building on principles of grammar and style covered
in ESL 3001, this course helps students further improve the writing skills needed for their
particular academic careers using academic texts as a basis for out-of-class writing assignments
and a final research project. The course is free of charge, noncredit bearing, and will
appear on the transcript as pass or fail. ESL Program approval is required, and students may
apply online at www.smu.edu/esl.
4001. ESL Pronunciation Skills.
Students improve their pronunciation by focusing on sentence
stress, rhythm, intonation, and body language while learning to mimic American speech patterns.
With the instructor’s assistance and extensive individual feedback, students develop
personal strategies and exercises to become more aware of their own weaknesses. The course
is free of charge, noncredit bearing, and will appear on the transcript as pass or fail. ESL
Program approval is required, and students may apply online at www.smu.edu/esl.
Conversation Buddy Program
Once at the beginning of each semester, all students are notified via campus
e-mail of this opportunity to practice their language skills in an informal, one-onone
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 corequirements 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- and videotapes plus computer software is available for selfstudy
use at the Fondren Library Information Commons. Students will find materials
to help them improve their pronunciation, listening, vocabulary and grammar skills.
The International Center/Education Abroad
SMU Education Abroad offers students the opportunity to live, study and travel
abroad. Fall and spring term programs are maintained in Australia, China, Costa
Rica, Denmark, Egypt, England, France, Ireland, Japan, Kenya, Scotland, Spain,
Switzerland and Wales. Summer and winter programs directed by SMU faculty are
offered in China, England, France, Germany, India, Italy, Mexico, Russia, and South
Africa. Programs in other countries are added from time to time. Most, but not all,
programs are available annually. Instruction is in English, except for programs
focusing on foreign languages and literature. Students in good standing at SMU and
other universities may participate in SMU Education Abroad Programs. A minimum
G.P.A. of 2.7 is normally required for semester programs, and between a 2.5 and 3.0
for summer and winter programs. The University reserves the right to call students
back or to close international programs whenever it determines that the health 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 fall or spring term in a program offered in cooperation with Curtin University of Technology. The program includes an Asia study tour, and students participate in either
a community service program or an internship during the term.
Summer and Inter-term Programs
More information is available from International Center/Education Abroad,
Southern Methodist University, 6185 Airline Road, Suite 216, Dallas, TX 75275-
0391; telephone 214-768-2338; Web site: www.smu.edu/studyabroad.
In the fall of 1997, SMU opened a campus in Plano’s Legacy Business Park and
expanded its reach into North Texas. The journey of SMU-in-Legacy began with
a few well-defined goals: (1) to extend SMU’s resources to meet the educational
needs of residents in rapidly growing Collin County and beyond, (2) to make it
more convenient for working professionals to enroll in graduate-level programs
necessary to advance their careers, and (3) to collaborate with area businesses by
offering programs to serve the training needs of their employees, as well as to
provide corporate meeting space.
Today, SMU-in-Legacy serves more than 800 adult students (excluding enrollment
in non-credit courses) through a variety of evening and weekend programs
leading to Master’s degrees and/or professional certificates in business administration,
counseling, dispute resolution, education and learning therapies, engineering,
and digital game technology (The Guildhall). During the summer, nearly 2,000
children participate in a variety of programs designed to enhance their academic
skills. The campus is set on 16 landscaped acres and consists of four buildings
with close to 200,000 square feet and more than 50 classrooms, seminar spaces
and computer labs. An additional nine acres adjacent to the facility gives SMUin-
Legacy room to grow in the future.
For more information, contact SMU-in-Legacy, 5236 Tennyson Parkway, Plano,
TX 75024; 972-473-3400 or www.smu.edu/legacy.
The University maintains an academic 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, business, performing
and studio arts, as well as archaeological research. The campus plans a full
fall term beginning in 2009.
Students are housed in small residences called casitas. Each residence has separate
dorm rooms, 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. This site is one of the ancestral homes of modern-day
Taos and Picuris Pueblos, and was occupied from A.D. 1250 to 1350.
Historic Fort Burgwin was originally established in 1852. The fort served many
purposes, chief among them to protect area settlers, prior to its abandonment in
1860, just before the Civil War. Reconstructed, the fort now serves as office and
classroom space for campus academic programs.
In 2009, three summer semesters will be offered in Taos: May Term, June Term
and August Term. May and August are short, intense semesters in which students
may take up to four credit hours. June Term is a longer, more traditional summer
semester that allows students to take up to nine hours of coursework. Course offerings
vary year-to-year and are designed to be relevant to the Southwest. Courses
are heavily field trip-oriented to best take advantage of the campus’s proximity to
important Northern New Mexican cultural sites. A full 15-18 credit fall term will
be offered for the first time in 2009. Students will take courses on the Taos campus
during the fall term, with an emphasis on curricular offerings for premajor (secondyear)
Literature describing the campus and its programs is available from the SMUin-
Taos Office, Southern Methodist University, P.O. Box 750145, Dallas, TX 75275,
214-768-3657. Course descriptions and additional information can be found at
or can be obtained via e-mail, firstname.lastname@example.org.
Reserve Officers' Training Corps
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 (UNT) in Denton.
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 fouryear
program, and students with at least two undergraduate or graduate academic
years remaining may apply for the two- or three-year program. Students who
complete their program with at least a Bachelor’s degree will be awarded commissions
as U.S. Air Force officers.
Scholarships, available to qualified 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-Det 835, P.O. Box 305400,
Denton TX 76203-5400; 940-565-2074; email@example.com.
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. Further program information and
application procedures may be obtained by contacting UTA Department of Military
Science at 817-272-3281. 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 specified 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 ROTC
in the Schedule of Classes and permission to enroll must be obtained from Karen
Coleman at firstname.lastname@example.org