Southwest University for Nationalities (SWUN; Chinese: 西南民族大学; pinyin: Xīnán mínzú dàxué) — its name has been officially changed to Southwest Minzu University (SMU), directly under the control of the State Ethnic Affairs Commission of China — is a multi-disciplinary higher education institute. The university was founded in July 1950 and officially established on June 1, 1951.
Its main campus is in Wuhou District, in the southwestern section of the 1st ring road encircling central Chengdu. The university has two other campuses: One is in Shuangliu county, near the airport; the Taipingyuan campus is outside the second ring road.
In addition the university maintains the Qinghai-Tibetan Plateau Ecological Environmental Protection and Advanced Technology for Animal Husbandry in Hongyuan County, Ngawa Tibetan and Qiang Autonomous Prefecture.
By 2015，it has owned 23 colleges and opened up 83 undergraduate programs.
|College Name||Undergraduate Programs|
|College of Arts||Fine Art, Painting, Animation, Sculpture, Photograph, Visual Communication Design, Dance, Choreography, Acting for Film, Musicology, Musical Performance（Instrument), Musical Performance（Vocality）|
|College of Literature and Journalism||Chinese Linguistic Literature, Applied Linguistics (Teaching Chinese as a Foreign Language), Journalism, Studies of Radio, Film and Television|
|College of Foreign Languages||English Language and Literature, Japanese Language and Literature, French Language and Literature, Korean Language and Literature|
|College of Law||Studies of Law|
|College of Management||Accountancy, Financial Management, Business Administration, Human Resource Management (HRM), Marketing, Administrative Management, Public Affairs Management, Physical Distribution Management|
|College of Business and Economics||Science of Banking, International Economics and Trade, Economics, Public Finance, Insurance Studies, Investment Principles, Finance Engineering|
|College of Historical Culture & Tourism||Studies of History, Tourism Management, Studies of Cultural Relics & Museology, Ethnology, Management of Cultural Industry|
|College of Sociology & Psychology||Social Works, Applied Psychology, Sociology, Preschool Education|
|College of Electrical & Information Engineering||Electrical Engineering and Automation, Electrical and Information Engineering, Telecommunication Engineering, Automation, Educational Technology, Applied Physics, Physics|
|College of Computer Science & Technology||Computer Science and Technology, Software Engineering, Information Management and Information System, Information and Computing Science, Mathematics and Applied Mathematics, Network Engineering, Internet of Things Engineering|
|College of Chemistry & Environment Protection Engineering||Chemistry, Applied Chemistry, Chemical Engineering & Technology, Environment Science, Materials Chemistry, Environment Engineering|
|College of Life Science & Technology||Animal Medicine, Animal Pharmacy, Animal Science, Biotechnology, Food Science & Engineering, Food Quality and Safety|
|College of Architecture & Urban Planning||Architecture, Urban-rural Planning, Architecture Landscape, Environmental Design, Product Design|
|College of Pharmacy||Pharmaceutical Engineering, Pharmaceutical Preparation, Pharmacy, Science of Chinese Materia Medica, Science of Chinese Materia Medica（Traditional Yi Medicine), Science of Tibetan Medicine|
|College of Physical Education||Social Sports Instruction & Management|
|College of Yi Studies||Chinese Ethnic Language and Literature (①Yi-Chinese Education; ②Yi-English Education; ③Yi-Japanese Education; ④Management of Yi's Cultural Industry; ⑤Yi-Chinese Translation & Interpreting; ⑥Yi Language and Literature), Historical Philology|
|College of Tibetan Studies||Chinese Ethnic Language and Literature (①Tibetan Language and Literature; ②Tibetan-English Education; ③Tibetan Studies; ④Tibetan-Chinese Administration; ⑤Management of Tibetan Cultural Industry), Ethnology (Tibetan Studies)|
|College of Preparatory Education||Preparatory Courses（①Science; ②Liberal Arts; ③Entrusting Training）|