Why Study Here?

Liberal arts students ask important questions, process big picture information, and summarize ideas into a concise vision. They utilize the competitive and constantly changing landscape to spark inspiration through research and hands on experiences.

A degree from Dedman College will prepare you with the critical skills that allow you to easily adapt in life and thrive in any environment. Are you interested in economic theory, biophysics, creative writing, thermodynamics, health and society, or learning new languages? Peruse and find your passion within our 16 academic departments.

Dedman College Facts and Figures


Students with a Major or Minor in Dedman College


Faculty Members


Honors and Scholars Students

Kaitlyn Contreras

First in her family, finding her place

“The human rights program helped me tie what I was learning in class to the outside world.”

Kaitlyn Contreras  

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Student Greg Guggenmos Standing Holding Books.

Mentoring and Support

"I was accepted to the Dedman College Scholars honors program, and I’ve gotten great mentoring and support."
Greg Guggenmos

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Dallas Skyline at Night as Seen from the SMU Campus.

Big City Opportunities

"With one of fastest growing economies and populations in the country, the city of Dallas is full of fantastic opportunities, and I knew that I wanted to be a part of the city." Bradley Potts

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