The public service component of Tulane's core curriculum allows students to take theories learned inside the classroom and apply them to to the outside world and give back to the community at the same time.
Facilitated by the Center for Public Service – which was created in 2006 after Hurricane Katrina - the numerous community projects going on at any given time benefit the city as well as Tulane students themselves. The guiding principle of the initiative is the belief that public service rooted in an academic context contributes to the development of student civic engagement. Tulane has won numerous awards for the extensive efforts put forth to serve to surrounding community.
The Public Service graduation requirement includes:
- One service learning course at the 1000, 2000, or 3000 level completed before the end of sophomore year or the fourth semester on campus
- Participation in one of the following Center for Public Service approved programs, (at the 300-level or above, during the junior or senior year or after four semesters of coursework):
- Service learning course
- Academic service learning internship
- Faculty-sponsored public service research project
- Public service honors thesis project
- Public service-based international study abroad program
- Capstone experience with public service component
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