The Department of University Foundations is an innovative, interdisciplinary program that focuses on students’ personal, academic, and leadership development as they transition to the SMU community. The department oversees both University Foundations (UNIV) and Personal Responsibility and Wellness (PRW) courses. While these courses target traditional first-year and transfer students in their transition to campus, any student may enroll in a University Foundations course. The academic, interpersonal, and community-based skills developed through the curriculum benefit students in their academic success, as well as their responsible engagement within the SMU and greater Dallas communities.

University Foundations

Personal Responsibility and Wellness