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2018-2019 Undergraduate Catalog 
2018-2019 Undergraduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Transfer Pathway Guides to SMU

SMU welcomes transfer students from all colleges and universities! Transfer students comprise a large and important component of the total student body and their diverse academic backgrounds enrich the educational experience for all students.

These transfer guides are prepared by SMU’s Transfer and Transition Services. They are designed to allow students to easily match transfer coursework with requirements at SMU. Other helpful information such as admission procedures and requirements, academic programs, and course conversions are also included. Careful review of transfer guides should facilitate a seamless transfer to the University and minimize the loss of credit. Transfer counselors in the Office of Admission are available to answer your questions and provide more information.

When using the guides, please keep in mind a degree from SMU is typically comprised of a minimum of 122 hours, 60 of which must be completed in residence at SMU. Components of the degree include:

  • Courses in your major
  • Courses required for the University Curriculum (UC) 
  • Elective courses.  These electives may also be used to add a second major or minor.

Interactive course equivalency guides for many transfer institutions are available on the Transfer and Transition Services’ website. These guides allow students to build a report to see how their courses will transfer to SMU.

Specific requirements for transfer admission are found under Transfer Admission Criteria in the Admission section of this catalog.

University Curriculum (UC)

University Curriculum Pathway Guide for Texas Common Course Numbering System (TCCNS) (Including Dallas, Collin and Tarrant County Community Colleges)  

Bobby B. Lyle School of Engineering

Civil Engineering Pathway Guide  

Computer Engineering Pathway Guide  

Computer Science Pathway Guide  

Electrical Engineering Pathway Guide  

Environmental Engineering Pathway Guide  

Management Science Pathway Guide  

Mechanical Engineering Pathway Guide  

Dedman College of Humanities and Sciences

Anthropology Pathway Guide      

Biological Sciences Pathway Guide  

Chemistry Pathway Guide  

Earth Sciences Pathway Guide  

Economics Pathway Guide  

English Pathway Guide  

History Pathway Guide  

Human Rights Pathway Guide  

International Studies Pathway Guide  

Markets and Culture Pathway Guide  

Mathematics Pathway Guide  

Philosophy Pathway Guide  

Physics Pathway Guide   

Political Science Pathway Guide  

Psychology Pathway Guide  

Religious Studies Pathway Guide  

Sociology Pathway Guide  

Statistical Science Pathway Guide  

Edwin L. Cox School of Business

Cox School of Business Pathway Guide  

Meadows School of the Arts

Advertising Pathway Guide  

Art History Pathway Guide  

Corporate Communications and Public Affairs Pathway Guide  

Film and Media Arts Pathway Guide  

Journalism Pathway Guide  

Music Education Pathway Guide  

Annette Caldwell Simmons School of Education and Human Development

Applied Physiology and Sports Management Pathway Guide   

Education Pathway Guide  

Other Helpful Guides

Financial Aid Pathway Guide  

International Transfers Pathway Guide  

Veterans Pathway Guide  

Honors Program Pathway Guide  

Merit Scholarships Pathway Guide