SMU Common Curriculum (CC) students may satisfy up to three Breadth requirements using external credit. External credit is test, dual, concurrent, or transfer credit.
Suppose a student possesses pre-matriculation external credit for more than three Breadth requirements. In that case, a student may want to substitute one of the three satisfied Breadth requirements that were applied during Fall 2023 admission processing for a different Breadth requirement.
Based on recommendations from the University Advising Center, the Registrar’s Office configured the Fall 2023 catalog to satisfy external Beadth credits in the following order during the admission process:
- Literary Analysis and Interpretation (LAI),
- Creativity & Aestetics (CA),
- Historical Context (HC),
- Philosophical, Religious, and Ethical Inquiry (PREI),
- Social and Behavioral Sciences (SBS),
- Exploring Science (ES), and then
- Technological Advances and Society (TAS).
The advising community felt this order would benefit the high-hour majors in Lyle School of Engineering and other sciences and Pre-Health track students who will fulfill ES and TAS through SMU courses.
Questions or concerns about the new petition can be directed to the Office of General Education via firstname.lastname@example.org.