Southern Methodist University

Dallas, TX

Southern Methodist University says, "In keeping with the University's educational mission, all undergraduates are required to complete a program of study that emphasizes the values of what historically has been known as a liberal education - namely, learning to read, write and think critically and acquiring a basic understanding of human society in all its dimensions. The courses and experiences included in this program of study provide a solid and broad education that will equip students to compete and adapt to the rapidly changing contemporary world and complement more focused study in the major." [Source]

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  • Undergraduate Enrollment:6,391
  • 4-Year Graduation Rate:67%
  • Tuition & Fees:$48,190 annually

General Education Requirements

  • 1. Composition

  • 2. Literature


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    No credit given for Literature because the "Creativity and Aesthetics" requirement may be satisfied by non-literature courses.

  • 3. Foreign Language


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    No credit given for Foreign Language because students may fulfill the requirement with elementary-level study.

  • 4. U.S. Government or History


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    No credit given for U.S. Government or History because a survey course in American government or history is an option, but not required, to fulfill the "Historical Contexts" requirement.

  • 5. Economics


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    No credit given for Economics because a course in economics is an option, but not required, to fulfill the "Individuals, Institutions and Cultures" requirement.

  • 6. Mathematics

  • 7. Science


Curriculum last evaluated: 04/06/2016


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