The Dedman Scholars' academic program is composed of four years, each of which is designed to expose students to the many academic and intellectual opportunities at SMU.
Year 1: New Scholars are introduced to the SMU campus resources, faculty, students and SMU community through events designed exclusively for them.
Year 2: Scholars are introduced to faculty in their major. They continue to participate in specially designed events and workshops. Some may begin to conduct research in their major or field of interest.
Years 3 and 4: Scholars are guided toward the completion of long term research projects that can originate through study abroad, study at SMU-in-Taos, completion of a Senior Distinction Thesis,or from resources such as the Richter Fellowship Program, the Hamilton Research Fund, and the Big iDeas Grants. Scholars will also be guided through career or graduate school options via on campus resources such as The Hegi Family Career Center.