Dedman College of Humanities and Sciences

Kindling creators, thinkers and problem-solvers

Dedman College of Humanities and Sciences

Energizing future leaders

At Dedman College, outstanding students connect with global thinkers and expert problem-solvers through interdisciplinary education and partnerships. Dedman College students build an academic foundation that energizes their future, giving them a competitive edge in fields such as medicine, law, business and technology, to name just a few. With 16 academic departments, nearly 100 undergraduate majors and minors and more than 30 postgraduate programs in SMU’s largest academic unit, there is a degree program for every Mustang.

SMU Fund for Dedman College

Your gift to the SMU Fund for Dedman College ignites imaginations and inspires innovations. You and fellow Dedman supporters are investing in the powerful intersection of education and opportunity for SMU students. You can help provide the unrestricted resources that are strategically necessary to implement the newest academic programs and address Dedman College’s most pressing funding needs.


Make an impact


At SMU, I realized my passion for mentoring others and developing future leaders. I’ve been encouraged to find my voice and think of ways in which I want to take action and share my passions.

— Johanna Pang ’22, double major in English and human rights

Create your legacy

Your gifts to support current needs provide immediate impact, and your endowment or estate commitments make a difference in perpetuity. As an alum, parent or friend, you establish a permanent legacy in your field of greatest interest with your endowment gift.

School building


As the premier private university in North Texas, SMU exists to shape future leaders who transform communities and organizations through ingenuity and thoughtful problem-solving. Building on our history of excellence, we have launched SMU Ignited: Boldly Shaping Tomorrow – our multiyear, $1.5 billion campaign to attract and support outstanding students and faculty, to explore new fields and cutting-edge technologies, and to positively impact Dallas and the world beyond. We invite you to join us and empower the bold, the curious and the creative to better their professions and their communities.

Blaze a new path
Shivangi Perkins
Director of Development
Dedman College of Humanities and Sciences or 214-768-9202