Department and Division Honors

In addition to the University Honors Program, individual schools, departments and divisions of the University offer honors or distinction programs to exceptional students in their upperclass years. The strongest SMU students are encouraged to participate in honors programs at both the University level (the University Honors Program) and the departmental level.

Depending on the major, students take a series of honors courses and seminars in their departments or divisions. Many departments and divisions also offer intern- ships and research programs to upperclass students majoring in their fields. Such activities provide practical experience and specialized training within the major. Students completing honors or distinction programs within their departments or divisions graduate with an “Honors in” designation specific to their department or division. More information on these programs can be found with the individual departments and divisions