An SMU undergraduate degree requires a minimum of 120 credit hours and must include completion of the University’s Common Curriculum, one major and a combination of electives and/or other majors or minors. Completion of certain majors requires more than 120 hours to finish the degree. The credit hours within this curriculum are distributed as follows:
3 credit hours of trac electives approved by adviser
Technical Electives (9 Credit Hours)
9 credit hours of CS courses at the 3000 level or above as approved by the adviser. The advisor may approve other sufficiently technical courses from other departments to satisfy the Technical elective requirements. Technical electives cannot be satisfied by courses that are part of the student’s chosen track.
Students who are also enrolled in a major or minor program in the Cox School of Business may request leadership courses from these programs to substitute for the Computer Science leadership courses. These requests must be approved by the Computer Science Department.
Total for the Major Only: 59 Credit Hours
Note: All computer science majors must earn a grade of C- or better in the computer science core courses and CS 2353 in fulfillment of the requirements for the major.