Academics at Tulane
Tulane's multidisciplinary education provides students the opportunity to apply what they are learning inside of the classroom to benefit the surrounding community. As the only private research university to have a public service requirement, Tulane provides an undergraduate education of unequaled quality while engaging students in re-envisioning and rebuilding one of America’s most loved cities.
Tulane pairs the resources of a large research university with the benefits of a smaller liberal arts college. Tulane is one of the few research institutions in the country where almost all undergraduate courses are taught by full-time faculty, small class sizes are the norm and Tulane faculty members are both accessible and approachable.
Our 6,500 undergraduate students are able to choose from over 75 different majors and minors. By completing Tulane's core curriculum, students are exposed to academic foundations in writing, foreign language, scientific inquiry, and cultural knowledge.
All students enter as undergraduates through the Newcomb-Tulane Undergraduate College. Once a student selects a major, they become affiliated with one of 5 undergraduate schools: Architecture, Business, Liberal Arts, Public Health and Tropical Medicine, and Science and Engineering. It is not difficult to double major across schools, because all students remain part of the unified undergraduate college.
Tulane also encourages students to enhance their college experience by studying abroad. Tulane's Study Abroad Office offers over 80 different programs in over 40 different countries. Students can even go abroad as early as freshmen year; read about the CIAPA Program in Costa Rica!
Tulane’s commitment to engaging students in the world around them is manifested through the public service component of the curriculum. With a combination of coursework and internships, Tulane students have the opportunity to blend intellectual exploration with personal growth.
Students who excel academically may participate in the Tulane Honors Program to enrich their education with accelerated classes, special seminars, and an honors residence hall. Graduation with honors often leads to prestigious scholarships and fellowships; Tulane graduates have been named Fulbright, Rhodes, Gates and Marshall scholars.
Did You Know?
After Hurricane Katrina, Tulane opened its doors to the Louisiana Philharmonic Orchestra, the New Orleans Ballet and the New Orleans Opera to perform on its campus.