Pathways to Business: Majors and Minors

SMU offers multiple majors, minors, specializations and concentrations across all five of our undergraduate schools that will support students seeking to hold a post-graduate career in business and industry. Below is a comprehensive but not exhaustive list of majors and minors available to SMU students. While the majors listed below are often selected by students interested in business careers, students can pursue any major at SMU and successfully enter the business world. We encourage you to explore each of these majors in-depth and learn the unique benefits that each major/minor offers.


How to explore a major

Dedman College of Humanities and Sciences

Data Science  |  Economics  |  Markets and Cultures  |  Mathematics  |  Political Science  |  Public Policy  |  Sociology  |  Statistical Science

Meadows School of the Arts

Advertising  |  Corporate Communication and Public Affairs (CCPA)  |  Creative Computation  |  Fashion Media  |  Journalism  |  Public Relations and Strategic Communications 

Cox School of Business

Business Minor 

Lyle School of Engineering

Computer Science  |  Operations Research & Engineering Management (OREM) 

Simmons School of Education and Human Development

Applied Physiology and Health Management  |  Sport Management  |  Sport Performance Leadership