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For Seniors: Tulane to go test optional another year (2022-2023 academic year): Learn more.

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First-Year Program (TIDES)

The Tulane Interdisciplinary Experience Seminar (TIDES) provides students the opportunity to make meaningful connections with a small group of students and some of our best faculty. Active learning, intellectual challenges, and social co-curricular activities define the TIDES experience.

To promote interdisciplinary scholarship, all undergraduates participate in a First-Year Seminar during their first semester at Tulane. These courses bring together small groups of students and faculty to explore academics and the city of New Orleans from an interdisciplinary perspective.

With over 125 courses to choose from, there are topics to pique every interest. First-Year Seminars focus on learning by interaction and are driven by intellectual curiosity. View a list of TIDES offerings and/or visit the First-Year Experience website to learn more.