The UC's main coursework components are Foundations, Breadth, and Depth. In addition, seven Proficiencies and Experiences can be satisfied through course-based or non-course-based experiences. The UC emphasizes Student Learning Outcomes (SLOs), which identify what students think about, learn and experience. Most students will complete these outcomes through credit-hour accumulation, but some may choose non-course or non-credit activities. The UC can be met through work in a student's major(s) or minor(s), elective courses, or approved activities.
The University Curriculum (UC) requirements are for students who matriculated into SMU between Fall 2016 and Spring 2020.