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2012

FRESHMAN

ACADEMIC PLANNING

GUIDE


FALL 2012 ACADEMIC CALENDAR AUGUST 27(M)

CLASSES BEGIN

31(F)

Last Day to Confirm Registration

SEPTEMBER 3(M) 7(F) 7(F) 14(F) 21(F) 26(W) 28(F) 28(F) 28(F)

LABOR DAY HOLIDAY Last Day to Register/Add Last Day for 100% Refund Last Day for 75% Refund Last Day for 50% Refund YOM KIPPUR / HOLIDAY* Last Day to Drop without record Last Day to Change Grading Rules for Audit Last Day for 25% Refund

OCTOBER 11-14(TH-SUN)

FALL BREAK

15(M) 17(W) 29(M) 29(M) NOVEMBER 5(M)

CLASSES RESUME Mid Term Grades Due for Undergraduate Freshmen Last Day to Drop Last Day to Change Grading Rules other than Audit

EXCEPTIONS TO BASIC CALENDAR LS - AUG 20(M); SW - SEPT 4(T); GRAD-BS - AUG 20(M)** LS - AUG 24(F); GRAD-BS - AUG 24(F)**

LS - AUG 31(F); GRAD-BS - AUG 31(F)** GRAD-BS - AUG 31(F) GRAD-BS - SEP 7(F) GRAD-BS - SEP 14(F) LS - AUG 31(F); GRAD-BS - SEP 21(F) GRAD-BS - SEP 21(F) GRAD-BS - SEP 21(F) LS - OCT 8-14(M-SUN); SW-NO FALL BREAK GRAD-BS - NO FALL BREAK**

LS - SEPT 7(F); GRAD-BS - OCT 22(M) LS - OCT 26(F); GRAD-BS - OCT 22(M)

LS - NOV 27(T) pending approval

21(W) 26(M)

PRIORITY Registration for Spring 2013 Begins THANKSGIVING HOLIDAY BEGINS CLASSES RESUME

DECEMBER 7(F) 8-9(SAT-SUN) 10-18(M-T) TBD

LAST DAY OF CLASS Study Period EXAM PERIOD SOCIAL WORK COMMENCEMENT

LS - NOV 30(F); SW - DEC 14(F)9(F) LS - DEC 1-3(SAT-M) LS - DEC 4-14(T-F)

* In the Jewish tradition, the day lasts from sunset to the following nightfall. Thus Yom Kippur officially begins at sunset on the preceding evening (Tue, Sept 25) and ends at nightfall on the day of observance. ** Graduate business students should visit http://www.freeman.tulane.edu/students/default.php and click on their program of study for the academic calendar pertaining to their program. NOTES: +Saturday classes will be held on the Saturday before Labor Day. +Exams may be scheduled on Saturday and Sunday.


Academic Advising Center Tulane University Physical Loca�on:

Richardson Building (First Floor – Room 102) New Orleans, Louisiana 70118

Phone: Fax: E-Mail: Office Hours:

(504) 865-5798 (504) 865-5799 advising@tulane.edu 8:30 am to 5:00 pm Monday – Friday

Academic Advising Defini�on

A collaborative partnership that maximizes the individual potential of students by sharing information, tools, and resources that empower students to make informed decisions about creating appropriate academic and career plans to achieve their academic, career, and life goals.

Mission

Tulane University’s Academic Advising Center promotes student success by providing a range of exceptional services designed to help students maximize their undergraduate experiences and to prepare them for future success.

Advisor Responsibili�es – What You Can Expect As your advisor, you can expect me to: • • • • • • • •

Explain university policies, regulations, programs, and procedures Be available to meet with you each semester during regular office hours Advise on course selection and assist you in developing an academic plan that satisfies your degree requirements Listen to your concerns and refer you to the appropriate support services if needed Discuss with you your academic performance and implications for the programs you desire to pursue Help you explore your interests, abilities, and goals as they relate to your majors Be knowledgeable about career opportunities and the university’s Career Services Center Act as a mentor with a goal of helping you become independent and self-directed

Advisee Responsibili�es – What You Are Expected to Do Your advisor expects you to: • • • •

• • • •

Take the initiative and contact your advisor – make arrangements if you can’t meet during regular hours Prepare a list of questions or concerns before each meeting Draft a tentative schedule prior to registration Come to your meeting with your advisor prepared to make informed decisions: o Ask questions! If you don’t understand a requirement or policy, we are happy to answer your questions o Be familiar with the requirements of your major(s), and schedule courses each semester in accordance with those requirements o Know the prerequisites for each course and discuss with your advisor how they will affect the sequencing of your courses Observe academic deadlines. Know when to register and when to drop or add classes. Set up appointments with your advisor well in advance of these deadlines Keep your advisor informed about changes in your academic progress, course selection, and academic/career goals Keep a personal record of your progress towards your degree – organize official academic records Inform your advisor or the Dean’s Office immediately whenever a serious problem (medical, financial, personal) disrupts your ability to attend classes


ACADEMIC ADVISING CENTER Dear Tulane University student, On behalf of the Academic Advising Center, welcome to Tulane University! The Academic Advising Center is one of the most important resources available to you at the university. Our team of academic advisors is here to help you plan your undergraduate career and make informed choices about your education along the way. One of the most important tasks you will need to accomplish as a new student is course selection and registration. That process will begin this summer, and the academic advisors will guide you every step of the way. You have been assigned an academic advisor to answer any questions that come up as you plan for the fall semester. This person will be an invaluable resource over the next few months, and we urge you to take advantage of his or her assistance and expertise. Below are six short steps to assist you with academic planning and registration. You will also want to visit the Academic Advising Center’s website for important information. Go to www.advising.tulane.edu and click on “Students.” Step 1: Review the Freshman Academic Planning Guide 2012-2013 for assistance with academic planning. It includes information about AP, IB, and transfer credit. Step 2: Familiarize yourself with the Newcomb-Tulane Core Curriculum. Please refer to the Undergraduate Core Curriculum Guide 2012-2013. Step 3: Review the Degree Planning Sheets for majors of interest located on the Academic Advising Center’s website. Step 4: Refer to the links for TIDES(http://tides.tulane.edu) and Foreign Language Placement (http:// languageplacement.tulane.edu). These are important pieces in academic planning. Step 5: Review the sample schedules for the various schools and programs in the Freshman Academic Planning Guide 2012-2013 . Step 6: Make a list of proposed courses for fall that can be discussed with an academic advisor. Finally, at the center of this guide is a “Registration Worksheet.” Please take the time to complete this worksheet prior to your advising session so you will be ready to take an active role in planning your undergraduate education. Again, welcome to Tulane University! Sincerely, The Academic Advising Team


TABLE OF CONTENTS ACADEMIC ADVISING CENTER INFORMATION WELCOME LETTER CORE REQUIREMENTS AND EXAMS TIDES, First-Year writing, foreign language, and quantitative reasoning Cellular and molecular biology exemption Dance auditions

P2-5 P2-5 P5 P5

ADVANCED PLACEMENT

P6–7

INTERNATIONAL BACCALAUREATE

P8

TRANSFER CREDIT POLICY

P9

SPECIAL ACADEMIC PROGRAMS HONORS PROGRAM CREATIVE SCHOLARS ARMY RESERVE OFFICERS TRAINING CORP’S (AROTC) AIR FORCE RESERVE OFFICERS TRAINING (AFROTC) NAVY RESERVE OFFICERS TRAINING (NROTC)

P 10-14 P 10 P 11 P 12 P 13 P 14

NEWCOMB-TULANE COLLEGE AND SCHOOL-SPECIFIC CORE GRID

P 15

PROFESSIONAL SCHOOLS AND PROGRAMS Course selections for specific major programs School of Architecture A.B. Freeman School of Business School of Science & Engineering School of Public Health and Tropical Medicine

P 16-17 P 16-17 P 16 P 16 P 17 P 17

ADDITIONAL SAMPLE FIRST-YEAR SCHEDULES

P 18

REGISTRATION & INSTRUCTIONS FOR SCHEDULE OF CLASSES

P 19-20

PRE-LAW INFORMATION

P 21

PRE-HEALTH INFORMATION

P 22-27

GOLDMAN OFFICE OF DISABILITY SERVICES

P 28

TUTORING CENTER

P 29

WRITING CENTER

P 30

UNDERGRADUATE CORE CURRICULUM (short version)

P 31-35

EXPLORATORY ADVISING

P 36-37

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CORE REQUIREMENTS AND EXAMS Please refer to the Undergraduate Core Curriculum Guide (short version) on pages 31-35 for a definition and an explanation of each core requirement.

TIDES REQUIREMENT Tulane InterDisciplinary Experience Seminar. This is the only Core requirement that MUST be taken in the first semester.

FIRST-YEAR WRITING REQUIREMENT Newcomb-Tulane College requires that you complete the First-Year Writing requirement by enrolling in English 1010 during your first year unless you qualify for AP, IB, or transfer credit. Advanced Placement/International Baccalaureate: If you have earned a score of 4 or 5 on either English AP Examination (Language or Literature) or a score of 5 or higher on the English IB higher level exam, you will receive four credits (ENGL 1010). English 1010 is the only required English course. Students with credit for ENGL 1010 are eligible to take any English course at the 2000 – 3000 level. Note: International students whose secondary education was in a country where English was not the primary language of instruction, are required to register for CESL 1000 in the first semester. An exemption can be obtained by completing a writing diagnostic test. Please contact the Academic Advising Center at (504.865.5798) or the Office of International Students and Scholars at (504.865.5208) in August regarding the date, time, and location. Students who do not take or do not pass this writing test MAY NOT enroll in or remain enrolled in ENGL 1010 until they successfully complete CESL 1000. It is important that students are enrolled in sufficient credits to allow them to drop CESL 1000 if they pass the test. International students pursuing a B.S., B.S.M., or B.S.P.H. degree and either completes CESL 1000 or is exempt from it, can enroll in ENGL 1011 in the spring. Students must get approval from the instructor, Myriam Huet (mhuet@tulane.edu) to enroll in ENGL 1011. NOTE: In order to limit class sizes to 15-17 students, one half of the incoming class will take ENGL 1010 in the fall and the other half will take it in the spring. If you are unable to enroll in ENGL1010 using Gibson Online during the first week of class, you will need to go to the English Department for assistance. The office is located in 122 Norman Mayer. If you have taken a writing course for which you intend to request transfer credit, please consult your academic advisor at the Academic Advising Center (504.865.5798).

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FOREIGN LANGUAGE REQUIREMENT Languages available to complete the requirement are: ARABIC CHINESE FRENCH

GERMAN GREEK HEBREW

ITALIAN JAPANESE LATIN

PORTUGUESE RUSSIAN SPANISH

The foreign language requirement for undergraduates is part of the core curriculum which includes the completion of at least one foreign language class at Tulane and demonstrated competency at the 1020/1120 level in that language. The Schools of Liberal Arts and Public Health and Tropical Medicine require competency at the 2030 level. The foreign language department in which you choose to study will determine your placement level on the basis of the online placement information questionnaire, your high school performance, and the results, if any, of the foreign language achievement tests which you may have taken. Note: Students in an Engineering degree program do not have a language requirement. If you have a qualifying score on a language test (SAT II 640 or higher, AP 4 or 5, Higher Level IB 5 or above), you have demonstrated competency beyond the 2030 level and will be placed in an upper-level course. If you wish to register for a foreign language that you have not previously studied, complete and submit the online form, indicating the language you have selected. You will then be placed in a beginning course in the foreign language you have chosen. If you are fluent in a language not offered for proficiency at Tulane and wish to fulfill your requirement in that language, you must complete and submit the online form. The Language Learning Center will then contact you with further information. International students who are native or fluent speakers of a language other than English and who are admitted to Tulane from countries where English is not the first language or their primary language of instruction will be exempt from the foreign language requirement. These students must complete the online form in order to obtain an exemption.

2012-2013 ONLINE PLACEMENT ALL students who wish to enroll in a foreign language course must complete and submit the online placement form in order to receive an official departmental placement. This includes students in programs that do not have a core language requirement and students who have already completed their requirement and wish to study another language. The online placement form is available for the 2012-2013 academic year for all continuing and incoming students who have a valid Tulane User ID and password. You can find the login page for the form at the following secure site: http://languageplacement.tulane.edu You must provide your Tulane User ID (the part of your Tulane e-mail address before the @) and password to access the online form. If you do not know your Tulane User ID, contact the Technology Services Help Desk at 504.862.8888. Once you have completed and submitted the form, your placement will be determined, and you will receive notification via your Tulane e-mail address. Please allow at least 3 business days for the placement notification to be sent. Note: Students who do not have Internet access or who have disabilities that prevent use of the Internet may contact the Language Learning Center office at 504.865.5879 for assistance with the online process.

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QUANTITATIVE REASONING REQUIREMENT Advanced Placement or International Baccalaureate credit in mathematics will be applied as follows:

• If you earned a 4 or higher on the AB exam, you will receive credit for MATH 1210. If you earned a 4 or higher on the statistics exam, you will receive credit for MATH 1110.

• If you earned a 5 or higher on the IB higher level exam, you will receive credit for MATH 1210. Bachelor of Arts (B.A.) and Bachelor of Fine Arts (B.F.A.) require one of the mathematics courses offered at Tulane or symbolic logic (PHIL 1210). Master of Architecture (M. ARCH) degree requires one of the mathematics courses offered at Tulane MATH 1110 is strongly recommended. Bachelor of Science (B.S.) degree requires two mathematics courses at the 1210 level or higher. PHIL 1210, MATH 1110 or MATH 1140 do not satisfy the requirement. The combination of MATH 1150 and 1160 is equivalent to MATH 1210 and counts as one of the two courses. Bachelor of Science in Management (B.S.M.) degree requires two mathematics courses MATH 1150 or 1210 and MATH 1140. Business majors who complete MATH 1150 do not need to continue in MATH 1160. Bachelor of Science in Public Health (B.S.P.H.) degree requires two mathematics courses. The combination of MATH 1150 and 1160 is equivalent to MATH 1210 and counts as one course. Students may take MATH 1110 or 1230 for the second mathematics course.

QUANTITATIVE REASONING COURSE INFORMATION MATH 1110: Probability and Statistics - This course will satisfy the Quantitative Reasoning requirement for the B.A., B.F.A., or M.ARCH degrees and counts towards the requirement for the B.S.P.H. MATH 1140: Statistics for Business - Students planning to pursue a Bachelor of Science in Management degree (B.S.M.) through the A. B. Freeman School of Business are required to take this course. MATH 1140 may not be applied toward the Quantitative Reasoning requirement for the B.S. or the B.S.P.H. degrees (credit may not be earned for both MATH 1110 and 1140). MATH 1150: Long Calculus I / 1160 Long Calculus II - The sequence 1150-1160 is a year-long course that covers the material of MATH 1210 with time spent reviewing background. MATH 1150 satisfies the Quantitative Reasoning requirement for the B.A. and the B.F.A. degrees. A student who completes the year-long sequence MATH 1150 and 1160 can continue his/her math studies with MATH 1220. MATH 1210: Calculus I - This course or the equivalent MATH 1150 and 1160 is required for all B.S. degrees and the B.S.P.H. degree. MATH 1210H: Honors Calculus I - Treats the material of Calculus I in greater depth, with more interesting and difficult problems. Students who have earned A’s in high school calculus and are in the Honors Program are eligible to enroll in Honors Calculus I. Note: honors calculus I is not offered every semester. MATH 1220: Calculus II - Only for students who have taken MATH 1210 at Tulane or have transfer credit from another college. Students with AP or IB credit should take MATH 1310.

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MATH 1230: Statistics for Scientists - Provides a practical overview of the statistical methods and models most likely to be encountered by scientists and practical research applications. MATH 1210 (or MATH 1150 and 1160) is the prerequisite for MATH 1230. MATH 1310: Consolidated Calculus – Recommended for students who have had a good calculus course in high school, including those who have earned Advanced Placement or International Baccalaureate credit for MATH 1210. Those who have not received credit for MATH 1210 will be given credit for both MATH 1210 and 1310, provided they earn the grade of B- or better in MATH 1310. The course includes a review of material from Calculus I and then goes on to complete the material of Calculus II. This course can be used to satisfy the requirement in Quantitative Reasoning and also in partial fulfillment of the 6-8 hour B.S. requirement in Quantitative Reasoning. It is a satisfactory prerequisite for all courses listing Calculus I and II as a prerequisite. MATH 1310H: Consolidated Calculus Honors - Treats the material of MATH 1310 in greater depth, with more interesting and difficult problems. Students who have earned A’s in high school calculus and are in the Honors Program, are eligible to enroll in Honors Calculus 1310. Note: MATH 1310 and MATH 1310H are offered only in the fall semester each year. For more information, please go to the Math Department’s website at http://math.tulane.edu or call 504.865.5727.

BIOLOGY (CELL AND MOLECULAR) Students intending to major in Cell and Molecular Biology are eligible to seek exemption from Cell 1010 with no credit awarded. Students who demonstrate proficiency may enroll in Cell 2050. Call John Drwiega at the Cell & Molecular Biology department, 504.865.5546 to arrange to take the exam. www.tulane.edu/~cellmol.

NEWCOMB DANCE COMPANY AUDITIONS Ballet barre, ballet, modern and jazz phrases in center; Point shoes not necessary. For Information call Alice Pascal Escher at 504.314.7743. NOTE: Auditions are not necessary to take a dance class.

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ADVANCED PLACEMENT NOTE: Students are not permitted to retake courses for which they will receive AP credit. Advanced Placement and/or credit awards are given to students who have participated in the College Board AP Program and who have scored 4 or higher in subject area tests. When you request your scores, remember to request them for every test you took while in high school. You can request them at 609.771.7300 or 888.225.5427 or apexams@info.collegeboard.org. A complete table of AP credit and placement for each subject area follows. If you have not received your AP test results before registration begins, register for classes and then adjust your courses, if necessary, when you receive your scores. Your AP/IB credits can impact your registration time for future semesters; therefore it is important that all of your credits are posted. Please check your unofficial transcript or your degree audit to make sure everything is there. If something is missing, please contact your Academic Advisor at 504.865.5798 for assistance. Our office usually begins to receive test results by the first week of August. No more than four credits of English or a foreign language will be awarded to any student, even if the student has a qualifying score in both Language and Literature tests. Students interested in pursuing careers in the health field should consult the pre-professional advisor about their AP/IB credit.

SUBJECT

AP SCORE

TULANE COURSE CREDIT GRANTED

ART-HISTORY ART-STUDIO Drawing or 2D Design 3D Design BIOLOGY

4 or 5

3 credit hours (ARHS 1010)

4 or 5 4 or 5 5 4 5 4 4 or 5

3 credit hours (ARST 1050) 3 credit hours (ARST 1490) 8 credit hours (EBIO 1010/1015 and CELL 1030/1035) 4 credit hours (CELL 1030/1035) 8 credit hours (CHEM 1070/1075 and 1080/1085) 4 credit hours (CHEM 1070/1075) 4 credit hours (ASTC 2030)

4 or 5 4 or 5

3 credit hours (CPST 2200) 3 credit hours (ECON 1010)

4 or 5

3 credit hours (ECON 1020)

4 or 5

4 credit hours (ENGL 1010)

4 or 5 4 or 5

3 credit hours (EBIO 1040) (Same as EVST 1040) 4 credit hours (FREN 2030)

4 or 5

4 credit hours (GERM 2030)

CHEMISTRY CHINESE Language and Culture COMPUTER SCIENCE A ECONOMICS Microeconomics ECONOMICS Macroeconomics ENGLISH Language or Literature ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCE FRENCH Language or Literature GERMAN LANGUAGE

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SUBJECT

AP SCORE

TULANE COURSE CREDIT GRANTED

HISTORY European HISTORY United States ITALIAN Language and Culture JAPANESE Language and Culture LATIN Literature or Virgil

4 or 5

3 credit hours (HISE 1220)

4 or 5

3 credit hours (HISU 1420)

4 or 5

4 credit hours (ITAL 2030)

4 or 5

4 credit hours (ASTJ 2030)

4 or 5

MATHEMATICS Calculus AB MATHEMATICS Calculus BC

4 or 5

4 credit hours (LATN 2030) Note: If both exams are passed with scores of 4 and above 7 credit hours (LATN 2030 and LATN 3070) 4 credit hours (MATH 1210)

MATHEMATICS Statistics MUSIC Theory PHYSICS B Algebra and Trigonometry PHYSICS C Mechanics PHYSICS C Electricity and Magnetism POLITICAL SCIENCE U.S. Govt. POLITICAL SCIENCE Comparative Govt. PSYCHOLOGY SPANISH Language or Literature

4 or 5 8 credit hours (MATH 1210 and 1220) 3 with an AB sub4 credit hours (MATH 1210) score of 4 or higher Note: Credit will not be awarded for a 3 if AB subscore is below a 4 4 or 5 3 credit hours (MATH 1110) 4 or 5

3 credit hours (MUSC 1000)

4 or 5

4 or 5

8 credit hours (PHYS 1210 and 1220) Note: Credit will not be awarded for Phys 1210 and 1310, or 1220 and 1320 4 credit hours (PHYS 1310)

4 or 5

4 credit hours (PHYS 1320)

4 or 5

3 credit hours (POLA 2100)

4 or 5

3 credit hours (POLC 2300)

4 or 5 4 or 5

3 credit hours (PSYC 1000) 4 credit hours (SPAN 2030)

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INTERNATIONAL BACCALAUREATE Students who have scored 5 or higher on the higher level examinations should call the Academic Advising Center at 504.865.5798 about credit or advanced placement in these subjects. Credits are awarded for scores of 5 or higher on the HIGHER LEVEL IB TESTS only. Students interested in pursuing careers in the health ďŹ eld should consult the pre-professional advisor about their AP/IB credit.

SUBJECT

IB SCORE

TULANE COURSE CREDIT GRANTED

BIOLOGY

ENGLISH A1

5 or 6 7 5 6 or higher 5 or higher

4 credit hours (CELL 1030/1035) 8 credit hours (EBIO 1010/1015 and CELL 1030/1035) 4 credit hours (CHEM 1070/1075) 8 credit hours (CHEM 1070/1075 and CHEM 1080/1085) 4 credit hours (ENGL 1010)

ECONOMICS

5 or higher

6 credit hours (ECON 1010 and ECON 1020)

FILM

5 or higher

3 credit hours (COMM 1150)

FRENCH A2

5 or higher

3 credit hours (FREN 3210)

FRENCH B

5 or higher

4 credit hours (FREN 2030)

GEOGRAPHY

5 or higher

3 credit hours (GEOL 2060)

HISTORY, EUROPEAN

5 or higher

3 credit hours (HISE 1220)

HISTORY, UNITED STATES

5 or higher

3 credit hours (HISU 1420)

MATHEMATICS

5 or higher

4 credit hours (MATH 1210)

MUSIC

5 or higher

3 credit hours (MUSC 1000)

PHILOSOPHY

5 or higher

3 credit hours (PHIL 1010)

PHYSICS

5 or higher

8 credit hours (PHYS 1210 and PHYS 1220)

PSYCHOLOGY

5 or higher

3 credit hours (PSYC 1000)

SPANISH A1

5 or higher

3 credit hours (SPAN 3270)

SPANISH A2

5 or higher

4 credit hours (SPAN 2030)

SPANISH B

5 or higher

4 credit hours (SPAN 2030)

THEATRE

5 or higher

3 credit hours (THEA 1020)

CHEMISTRY

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TRANSFER CREDIT POLICY If you took college courses while you were enrolled in high school, Newcomb-Tulane College will consider these credits for transfer to Tulane provided all of the following requirements are met: 1. 2. 3. 4.

The course was listed in the official catalog of the college or university from which you earned credit. The course was composed primarily of degree-seeking college students. The course was taught by faculty of that college/university on that institution’s campus. You earned a grade of C or higher in the course.

Tulane will not award transfer credit for courses that were sponsored by a college or university but taught at high schools, by high school teachers, or in classes composed primarily of high school students. It does not matter if a college transcript is issued for these courses. If you have received college credit for courses taken before High School graduation, you must submit the Transfer Credit Eligibility Form and the Transfer Eligibility Form Supplement with your transcript and course descriptions. These forms are available online at advising.tulane.edu. If you plan to take courses this summer, please consult your Academic Advisor at the Academic Advising Center to be sure the courses are transferrable. Courses taken at 2-year colleges after you were admitted to Tulane will not transfer. In most cases, we need only a transcript and course descriptions in order to evaluate college courses taken after you graduated from high school. Please send the requested materials as soon as possible to the Academic Advising Center. When we have received the following: 1) Official Sealed Transcript (not a grade report or a transcript “issued to student only”) 2) Course Descriptions (from the summer brochures or online college catalogs which correspond to the courses on your transcripts) 3) Transfer Credit Eligibility Form 4) Transfer Eligibility Form Supplement (must have registrar seal or be mailed from college) AND When your courses have been approved as equivalent to Tulane course work, we will adjust your Newcomb-Tulane transcript to reflect the academic credit awarded to you in transfer. Grades are not transferred with the credits.

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SPECIAL ACADEMIC PROGRAMS HONORS PROGRAM Students who have been accepted as members of the Tulane Honors Program are required to complete four honors courses before their senior year. Students must complete the requirements of the Honors Program in order to be eligible to graduate with high Latin honors, i.e., magna and summa cum laude. Members should have received a written invitation. Your acceptance of Tulane’s admission offer confirms your participation in the Honors Program. New candidates will receive invitations to the Honors Program once a year, during the summer, through the Junior Year. The Honors program includes students in all schools and majors. Honors students receive special advising from the Director of the Honors Program, who will also recommend to students potential faculty mentors in various majors. The Associate Director provides advising to students regarding nationally competitive scholarships and fellowships. Honors students are eligible to pursue an enhanced course of study through honors seminars and colloquia. For a listing of Honors courses, log in to Gibson Online using your user ID and password. Under Student SelfService, select “Schedule of Classes”, under Curriculum Requirements, select Honors and submit search. For more information about the Honors Program, please visit their website at http://honors.tulane.edu.You can also contact the Honors Program directly. Dr. Thomas Luongo Honors Program Director 105 Herbert Hall, Tulane University New Orleans, LA 70118 Phone: 504.865.5517 Email: tluongo@tulane.edu

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CREATIVE PREMEDICAL SCHOLARS PROGRAM Through the Creative Premedical Scholars Program, a limited number of well-qualiďŹ ed creative students are accepted in to Tulane’s School of Medicine following their sophomore year of college. The certainty of having a reserved place in medical school frees the student from the stresses and concerns associated with the competition for entrance. Furthermore, it allows students to take maximum advantage of educational opportunities they might be reluctant to experience if still concerned about gaining acceptance, such as studying aboard. To be eligible students must choose a non-science major, complete both their freshman and sophomore years at Tulane University, complete a minimum of 60 credits of undergraduate work by the end of their sophomore year and all of the premedical science course requirements during the regular academic year (not summer) of their freshman and sophomore years: one year each of general biology, general chemistry, organic chemistry, and physics, all with laboratories. A minimum grade-point average of 3.6 is required.

Students who have completed more than two years of undergraduate work and have transferred to Tulane from another college are not eligible.

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ARMY RESERVE OFFICERS TRAINING CORPS The Army Reserve Officers Training Corp’s (AROTC) main purpose is to commission college students as future Officers in the United States Army. Cadets in the ROTC program are taught a combination of leadership skills that assist them throughout college and prepare them for life in the military. For students that are merely curious about Army culture, MILS 1010-2020 classes may be taken as electives without any commitment to the government. Scholarships are available for students willing to join the Army after college and who have at least four semesters of school remaining towards their degree. Subjects taught in class include: Army Values, customs and courtesies, leadership fundamentals, drill and ceremony, map reading, land navigation, weapon assembly/disassembly, public speaking, effective writing, time management, stress management, and military tactics. Students enrolled in the class will be expected to attend lecture as well as Leadership Labs. Labs are a practical application of material covered in lecture and may include adventure training with local National Guard and Reserve units. For students looking to contract into ROTC, physical training (PT) and a field training exercises (FTXs) are required in addition to normal class participation. The Army ROTC department may be contacted directly by phone at (504) 865-5594 or by email armyrotc@tulane.edu

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AEROSPACE STUDIES PROGRAM The Tulane Air Force Reserve Officer Training Corps (AFROTC) offers three and four year programs through which students, upon graduation, can earn a commission as a Second Lieutenant in the United States Air Force. AFROTC offers a comprehensive program of both academics and hands-on training. Students have the unique opportunity to enhance their interpersonal skills in the areas of communications, teamwork, leadership, and management. The three and four year programs are divided into two parts: the General Military Course (GMC) for freshman and sophomore students, and the Professional Officer Course (POC) for juniors, seniors, and graduate students. Students in the GMC attend a 1-hour class and a 2-hour laboratory each week. Students in the POC attend a 3-hour class and a 2-hour laboratory each week. All cadets attend field training (a four-week session) between their sophomore and junior years. Students may enroll in the GMC without incurring any military obligation. Entry into the POC is competitive and requires a commitment to the Air Force. Additional summer programs are available to cadets on a voluntary basis. These professional development opportunities include parachuting, soaring, language immersion, base visits and more. Textbooks and uniforms are issued to cadets without cost. POC cadets and GMC scholarship cadets qualify for a subsistence allowance of $300-500 per month during the fall and spring semesters. Scholarship cadets also receive a yearly book allowance of $900 per year. The Air Force offers excellent scholarship opportunities in a wide variety of academic majors. These scholarships cover tuition, university fees, and textbook reimbursement. For additional information or to check scholarship eligibility, contact AFROTC Detachment 320, Tulane University, at (504) 865-5394, afrotc@tulane. edu and please visit www.afrotc.com.

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NAVY RESERVE OFFICERS TRAINING PROGRAM The Navy Reserve Officers Training Program (NROTC) is a multi-year program that runs concurrently with a student’s normal college or university educational course of study. In addition to a normal academic workload leading to a Baccalaureate degree, NROTC students attend classes in Naval Science, participate in the NROTC unit for drill, physical training, and other activities, and are generally taught the leadership principles and high ideals of a military officer. Freshmen should register for Intro to Naval Science 1010. For Navy Option midshipmen, students should also register for a math class as assigned by an academic advisor that will enable you to complete Calculus 1 and 2 as soon as possible. Tulane’s NROTC unit can be contacted directly at (504) 865-5104. Students intrigued or interested in learning more about the military, but unsure of the military as a career, should consider enrolling in TIDES 1720 “The Military in American Society”. The course explores the role of the United States military in the society it serves. Students will examine the geo-political roll of the military accompanied by an individuals perspective of understanding of working in the military.

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A Guide to the Newcomb-Tulane College and School-SpeciďŹ c Requirements A Guide to the Newcomb-Tulane College and School-Specific Requirements (2012-2013) A. B. Freeman

Architecture

Engineering

Liberal Arts 1

Public Health

Sciences

TIDES

TIDES

TIDES

TIDES

TIDES

TIDES

TIDES

First-Year Writing

ENGL 1010 or equivalent

ENGL 1010 or equivalent

ENGL 1010 or equivalent

ENGL 1010 or equivalent

ENGL 1010 or equivalent

ENGL 1010 or equivalent

1010

1010

1010

1010

1020 or 1120

1020 or 1120

2030

2030

(TIDB recommended)

Foreign Language 2

Cultural Knowledge

(Includes Western Traditions, AND either Outside Western Traditions or Comparative Cultures/ International Perspectives)

Quantitative Reasoning

None

1020 or 1120

1020 or 1120

Humanities

Humanities

Humanities

Humanities

Fine Arts

Fine Arts

Social Science

Humanities/ Fine Arts

Social Science

Social Science (1st discipline)

Hum./Fine Art/ Social Sci.

Social Science (2nd discipline)

Fine Arts

Fine Arts

Social Science (ECON 1010)

Social Science

Social Science (ECON 1020)

Social Science

Hum./Fine Art/ Social Sci.

Social Science

A. B. Freeman

Architecture

Engineering

Liberal Arts

MATH 1140

MATH 1110

MATH 1150 or equiv.

Lab Science Scientific Inquiry

(degree programs)

(degree programs)

MATH 1210

MATH 1220

PHYS 1210

Lab Science

MATH, or PHIL 1210

Lab Science

1010

1020 or 1120

Humanities

Humanities

Fine Arts

Fine Arts

Social Science

Social Science

Social Science

Social Science

Public Health

Sciences

Consult Major

MATH 1210 or equiv.

Consult Major

MATH 1220 or 1230

Lab Science

Lab Science

Science/Math

Science/Math

Science/Math

Science/Math (PSYC 1000)

Science/Math

Science/Math

Science/Math

1000-3000 level

1000-3000 level

1000-3000 level

1000-3000 level

1000-3000 level

1000-3000 level

3000 level or above

Consult Major

Consult Major

3000 level or above

3000 level or above

3000 level or above

Writing Intensive

MCOM 3010

Consult Major

Consult Major

Consult Major

Consult Major

Consult Major

Capstone

MGMT 4900

Research/Studio Thesis

Consult Major

Consult Major

Consult Major

Consult Major

Public Service

1

Students earning a B.S. in the Liberal Arts must complete two semesters of Math. Individual departments may require specific courses to fulfill this requirement. Students earning a B.F.A. in the Liberal Arts may omit one Social Science and one Science/Math elective from the core curriculum.

2

Students take at least one foreign language course at Tulane. Students begin their language coursework at the placement level determined by the Language Learning Center, and from that point reach the highest competency level indicated for each school/program. International students who are native or fluent speakers of a language other than English and who are admitted to Tulane from countries where English is not the first language or their primary language of instruction will be exempt from the foreign language requirement.

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PROFESSIONAL SCHOOLS AND PROGRAMS SCHOOL OF ARCHITECTURE The School of Architecture offers a five year accredited professional degree program resulting in a Master of Architecture degree. The School prepares students for positions of leadership in their communities and in the design professions. Below is a typical schedule for first-year architecture majors: FALL SEMESTER • TIDES • DSGN 1100 • AHST 1110 • AVSM 1100 • ENGL 1010 or Foreign Language • MATH (MATH 1110 recommended)

SPRING SEMESTER 1 credit 4 credits 3 credits 2 credits 3-4 credits 3-4 credits

• DSGN 1200 • ADGM 1100 • ATCS 1100 • ENGL 1010 or Foreign Language • MATH (MATH 1110 recommended) • PHYS 1210 or Cultural Knowledge

4 credits 2 credits 3 credits 3-4 credits 3-4 credits 3-4 credits

Note: Cultural Knowledge requirement includes Fine Arts; Humanities; Social Sciences; Western Traditions; and Perspectives. The Western Traditions and Perspectives can overlap and satisfy Fine Arts, Humanities, and Social Sciences.

A.B. FREEMAN SCHOOL OF BUSINESS The Freeman School offers the following majors in the Bachelor of Science in Management program (BSM): finance, legal studies in business, management, and marketing. BSM students can also earn a minor in any business major while non-business majors may only earn a general business minor. The general business minor can only be obtained in the Business Minor Summer Institute. Below is a typical schedule for first-year business majors: FALL SEMESTER • TIDES - TIDB 1010 or 1020 and 1890 (recommended) • ECON 1010 or PSYC 1000 • MATH 1150 or 1210 • Cultural Knowledge or ENGL 1010 • Cultural Knowledge

SPRING SEMESTER 1.5 credits 3 credits 3-4 credits 3-4 credits 3-4 credits

• TIDB 1110*/1890 • Foreign Language or Lab Science • ECON 1010 or1020 or PSYC 1000 • MATH 1140 • Cultural Knowledge or ENGL 1010

2.5 credits 3-4 credits 3 credits 4 credits 3-4 credits

*Includes public service hours and should be taken if TIDB 1010 or 1020 was taken in the fall. Note: Cultural Knowledge requirement includes Fine Arts; Humanities; Social Sciences; Western Traditions; and Perspectives. The Western Traditions and Perspectives can overlap and satisfy Fine Arts, Humanities, and Social Sciences.

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BACHELOR OF SCIENCE ENGINEERING The required first-year engineering curriculum consists of two semesters of calculus, two of calculus-based physics and two of general chemistry. There is also one semester of first-year writing and one semester with a cultural knowledge elective. Biomedical Engineering and Engineering Physics majors take statics in the spring. Below is a typical schedule for first-year engineering majors: FALL SEMESTER • TIDES • PHYS 1310 • CHEM 1070, 1075 • MATH 1210 • Cultural Knowledge or ENGL 1010

SPRING SEMESTER 1 credit 4 credits 4 credits 4 credits 3-4 credits

• CHEM 1080,1085 • PHYS 1320 • MATH 1220 • ENGP 1410 (not for Chemical Engineering) • Cultural Knowledge or ENGL 1010

4 credits 4 credits 4 credits 3 credits 3-4 credits

Note: Cultural Knowledge requirement includes Fine Arts; Humanities; Social Sciences; Western Traditions; and Perspectives. The Western Traditions and Perspectives can overlap and satisfy Fine Arts, Humanities, and Social Sciences.

SCHOOL OF PUBLIC HEALTH AND TROPICAL MEDICINE The Bachelor of Science in Public Health (B.S.P.H.) integrates the disciplines of Public Health with studies in the liberal arts and sciences. The program is flexible in that it provides students with a breadth of engagement in the liberal arts disciplines and depth in the public health discipline. The B.S.P.H. degree consists of a minimum of forty five credits in core public health coursework. Depending on the student’s background and experience, schedules can be tailored to meet individual needs. Below is a typical schedule for first-year public health majors: FALL SEMESTER • TIDES • SPHU 1010 or SPHU 1020 • Scientific Inquiry or MATH (1210 or 1150 recommended) • Foreign Language • Cultural Knowledge or ENGL 1010 • Cultural Knowledge

SPRING SEMESTER 1 credit 3 credits 3-4 credits 3-4 credits 3-4 credits 3-4 credits

• SPHU 1010 or SPHU 1020 • Scientific Inquiry or MATH (1210 or

3 credits 3-4 credits

1160 only if 1150 was taken in the fall)

• Cultural Knowledge or Foreign Language • Cultural Knowledge or ENGL 1010 • Cultural Knowledge

3-4 credits 3-4 credits 3-4 credits

Note: Cultural Knowledge requirement includes Fine Arts; Humanities; Social Sciences; Western Traditions; and Perspectives. The Western Traditions and Perspectives can overlap and satisfy Fine Arts, Humanities, and Social Sciences.

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ADDITIONAL SAMPLE SCHEDULES OF PROGRAMS THAT ARE MORE FLEXIBLE: Math options should be discussed with an academic advisor.

B.A. (Bachelor of Arts), UNDECIDED • TIDES • Foreign Language • Probable/possible major course • MATH or PHIL 1210 • Course of Interest or Scientific Inquiry • Cultural Knowledge or ENGL 1010 B.S. (Bachelor of Science), UNDECIDED* • TIDES • MATH 1210 or 1310 • Probable/possible major course • Course of Interest or Scientific Inquiry • Foreign Language • Cultural Knowledge or ENGL 1010 *Other than engineering

B.F.A. (Bachelor of Fine Arts), ART • TIDES • Foreign Language • ARST 1050 • ARST 1130, 1170, 1250, 1350, 1370, or 1490 • MATH or PHIL 1210 • Cultural Knowledge or ENGL 1010

B.F.A. (Bachelor of Fine Arts), DANCE* • TIDES • Foreign Language • DANC 2010 • DANC technique class (ballet or modern) • DANC technique or Cultural Knowledge • MATH or PHIL 1210 • Scientific Inquiry or ENGL 1010 *Admission to program by audition only, contact department

B.F.A. (Bachelor of Fine Arts), MUSIC • TIDES • Foreign Language • MUSC 1510* • Applied MUSC 1090* • Applied MUSC 2170* • Applied MUSC 2210* • MATH or PHIL 1210 or ENGL 1010 *Contact department for registration clearance

B.F.A. (Bachelor of Fine Arts), THEATRE • TIDES • Foreign Language • THEA 1050 • THEA 2010 • MATH or PHIL 1210 • Cultural Knowledge or Scientific Inquiry • Cultural Knowledge or ENGL 1010

Note: Cultural Knowledge requirement includes Fine Arts; Humanities; Social Sciences; Western Traditions; and Perspectives. The Western Traditions and Perspectives can overlap and satisfy Fine Arts, Humanities, and Social Sciences.

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Registration Worksheet 2012 PERSONAL INFORMATION Please print clearly

Name (Last, First M.I.) ____________________________________________________Today’s date ________________ Name you go by (if different from your first name) ______________________ Date of birth (mm/dd/yyyy) ______________________ Tulane e-mail address _________________@tulane.edu

Student ID ______________________

FOREIGN LANGUAGE & MATH Language(s) studied in high school and years of study _____________________________________________ List any NEW languages you are considering studying in college _____________________________________ Languages offered at Tulane University: Arabic, Chinese, French, German, Greek, Haitian Creole*, Hebrew, Italian, Japanese, Latin, Portuguese, Russian, Spanish, Swahili*, Vietnamese* *Does not count toward the foreign language proficiency requirement. All students must complete and submit the online placement form at least five days before registering for any foreign language course: http://languageplacement.tulane.edu List math courses taken as a high school junior and senior __________________________________

COLLEGE CREDIT TO BE POSTED TO YOUR TULANE TRANSCRIPT List any AP or IB tests you have taken. If you do not know your scores at this time, please estimate. TEST

SCORE

TEST

SCORE

List any college courses completed while in high school. COURSE NUMBER AND TITLE

HOURS OF CREDIT

INSTITUTION


English French German Studies

Greek Italian Jewish Studies Latin Philosophy Portuguese

Dance, B.F.A. Jazz Studies Music Musical Composition Musical Performance Musical Theatre Studio Art, B.A. Studio Art, B.F.A. Theatre, B.A. Theatre, B.F.A.

Management

Marketing

Psychology, B.S. Psychology and Early Childhood Education, B.A.

Spanish and Portuguese

Neuroscience

Mathematics

Geology

Environmental Science

Environmental Biology

Engineering Physics

Ecology and Evolutionary Biology

Chemistry

Chemical Engineering

Cell and Molecular Biology

Biomedical Engineering

Bachelor of Science Biological in Public Health Chemistry

Science & Engineering

Spanish

Religious Studies

Musical Cultures of the Gulf South *

Medieval and Early Modern Studies

Linguistics, B.S.

Linguistics, B.A.

Latin American Studies

Gender and Sexuality Studies

Film Studies

Environmental Studies

Digital Media Production*

Asian Studies*

African and African Diaspora Studies

Public Health & Tropical Medicine

Physics

Sociology

Social Policy and Practice*

Political Science

Political Economy

International Development*

History

Economics, B.S.

Economics, B.A.

Anthropology, B.S.

Anthropology, B.A.

Liberal Arts Liberal Arts – – Social Sciences Interdisciplinary Studies

Russian

Communication

Cognitive Studies*

Dance, B.A.

Legal Studies in Business

Classical Studies

Liberal Arts – Humanities

Art History

Liberal Arts – Fine Arts

Finance

Business

*Coordinate major (coordinate majors must be linked with a primary major, such as History) Please list any academic major you are interested in but did not find on this grid ___________________________________________________________________

Architecture, M.Arch.

Architecture

PLEASE CIRCLE THREE TO SIX ACADEMIC MAJORS YOU ARE INTERESTED IN OR CURIOUS ABOUT AT THIS TIME As an incoming student you may be “Undecided,” “Tentatively Decided,” or “Decided” on your primary major

PROGRAMS OF STUDY AVAILABLE AT TULANE UNIVERSITY


TENTATIVELY DECIDED 4 5 6 7 8

I am DECIDED on the following major(s): ______________________________________ I am TENTATIVELY DECIDED on the following major(s): ______________________________________ I am UNDECIDED and would like some information on the major-exploration process ______________________________________

3

I plan to pursue a TEACHING CERTIFICATION I plan to pursue the ROTC PROGRAM I am in the TLC PROGRAM

____ ____

____

Recommend initial assignment (place a check next to the advising group. If unclear, provide a 1st, 2nd, and 3rd recommendation.)

2.

Photocopy the last page of the worksheet for your records (if desired)

Place processed worksheets in the wire basket in the copy room within a week

3.

4.

Academic Advisor’s Initials: __________

Exploratory: ____ Architecture: ____ Business: ____ Liberal Arts: ____ Public Health: ____ Science: ____ Engineering: ____

Update school and major(s) on SFAREGS or SGASTDN then zero out catalog year for major(s)

Date updated: ___________

I plan to STUDY ABROAD in _________________

I consider myself “PRE-HEALTH”

I consider myself “PRE-LAW”

____

____

____

Check any that apply

DECIDED 9 10

1.

FOR ADVISOR USE ONLY

____

____

____

Check one

UNDECIDED 1 2

ACADEMIC PLANNING Are you UNDECIDED, TENTATIVELY DECIDED, or DECIDED on a primary major at this time? Please circle the number on the continuum below that best describes where you are in the process of identifying a primary major.


Name (Last, First M.I.) ___________________________________Today’s date ________________ PROPOSED SCHEDULE (TO BE COMPLETED WITH ACADEMIC ADVISOR) Semester and year ________________ Last name of academic advisor seen __________________ Most undergraduate degrees offered at Tulane are 120 hours; however, some are more. The Bachelor of Science in Management, for example, is 122 hours. Accordingly, students take 15 or more hours a semester depending on the degree program. To ensure you will be able to register for a full load of coursework, please list alternate courses as well. COURSE #

COURSE TITLE

ANTH 1010

Human Origins

EXAMPLE

COUNTS TOWARDS

HOURS

Social Science

3

TOTAL NUMBER OF PROPOSED CREDIT HOURS________ ACADEMIC ADVISOR: PLEASE PHOTOCOPY THIS PAGE AND GIVE COPY TO THE STUDENT Academic Advising Center || 102 Richardson Building || Tulane University || New Orleans, LA 70118 Phone: 504-865-5798 || Fax: 504-865-5799 || E-mail: advising@tulane.edu


REGISTRATION & INSTRUCTIONS FOR SCHEDULE OF CLASSES FIRST-TIME REGISTRATION INSTRUCTIONS Pre-Registration Preparation: We strongly recommend that you discuss your academic plan and course selection with your assigned Academic Advisor. Students participating in June orientations may do this when they are on campus. Students not attending June Orientations may contact advisors by phone or email during summer. General Recommendations on Course Selection: You should register for 16-19 credits. Gibson online will neither allow you to drop below 12 credit hours (the minimum full-time load) nor exceed 19 credit hours (the normal maximum) unless special circumstances apply and your academic advisor has overridden the limit. The minimum number of credit hours required for a Newcomb-Tulane College degree is 120, with some degree programs requiring more. Thus, to complete a degree in four years, you must take an average of 15 credit hours each semester. In addition to courses that help or aid in exploring a major, you may want to select courses that satisfy core curriculum requirements, which are best explained in The Core Curriculum Guide. Usually first-year students begin with introductory courses (1000 and 2000 level). Some 3000-level courses may also be appropriate; consult with an advisor about these options. Plan your schedule by using the online Schedule of Classes and the Courses Planned feature. You may access the course offerings from the Tulane home page. Go to http://tulane.edu/ select Summer School & Programs then Courses or you can log into Gibson. Be sure to select course sections that are open and that have no time conflicts. You may add a course to your course planner by clicking the add button in the far right column. Notice as you build your schedule that conflict indicators will display with the word “Conflict” or as overlapping blocks in the Planner when two selected courses have a schedule conflict. There are several ways to search for classes, including by course, title, campus, subject area, curriculum requirement, status, and instructor.

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Enter or select your desired search criteria and click the Search All Courses button to view the results. For Course Descriptions: From the results, you may click on the highlighted course prefix and number (for example ENGL 1010) to view the course description. Additional information such as prerequisites, co-requisites, and other important information will appear directly underneath the course. Tulane offers many course choices every semester. Although you may not get all of your first choices, you are GUARANTEED a full schedule of courses that will count towards your degree. Courses that you may not be able to take during the first semester will most likely be available during the spring semester or in future terms. Register Once you have planned your schedule, use the Courses Planned to register for your classes. Log into Gibson and select Add/drop Registration from the menu. To log in, use your Tulane e-mail user name and password. If you are not able to log in, please contact the Help Desk at 866-276-1482. For each course, you will enter the 5-digit Course Reference Number (CRN) to register for your courses. Some closed sections allow you to add yourself to a Wait List. Wait lists are allowed at the discretion of the department that offers the course. Generally, it is unwise to wait list for courses without also enrolling in a full-time schedule; there is no guarantee you will be promoted from a wait list into a class. Confirm your schedule by logging into Gibson at the beginning of each semester. Confirmation verifies that you will attend Tulane University for the upcoming semester, but does not prevent you from making additional schedule changes, subject to the deadlines published in the academic calendar (http://registrar.tulane.edu/academic_ calendars/academic_calendars). Failure to confirm registration will result in the cancellation of your registration. You may add and drop courses from your schedule until the deadline published online in the academic calendar. When making adjustments to your schedule, please keep in mind, that Gibson will not allow you to drop below 12 credits and you will not be able to exceed 19 credits without an override from an academic advisor.

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ADVICE FOR PRE-LAW STUDENTS The Pre-Law track does not have required courses. Students who are interested in pre-law should contact the Pre-Professional Advisor during the first two weeks of class. You can schedule an appointment at http://advising.tulane.edu/online.html. Be determined to excel in all your classes. Students with 3.7 GPAs or higher are generally accepted to law school. Tulane’s curriculum is particularly well suited for students considering a career in law. Its breadth and diversity enable students to incorporate many subjects during undergraduate school. In recent years, Tulane’s pre-law students majored in fields as diverse as anthropology, architecture, art history, biology, business, engineering, international relations, philosophy, and Spanish. • Choose a balanced and diverse course of study. Take classes that encourage logical reasoning and writing skills. The following courses are strongly recommended: o Philosophy – ethics PHIL 1030, symbolic logic PHIL 1210, and philosophy of law PHIL 3640 o Sociology – deviant behavior SOCI 1080 and criminology SOCI 1300 o Business – business law LGST 4100 • Take advantage of on and off campus pre-law activities. Participate in other extracurricular activities as well. • Join Tulane’s Pre-law Society. You will gain knowledge about academic preparation, preparing your application, and choosing a law school. • Develop a passion for and devote a lot of time to reading. Attorneys are expected to engage in extensive reading. • Develop a personal relationship with at least two faculty members who stimulate you intellectually. • Start thinking about who you will ask to write letters of recommendations for admission to law school. • Welcome constructive criticism regarding your writing. Utilize campus resources for assistance with your manuscripts and resumes. The Writing Studio, Career Services Center, and the Educational Resources and Counseling (ERC) Center are great resources. • To help you understand the nature of the profession, talk to lawyers and Tulane law students. • One of the most important aspects of being an attorney is not found in the confrontational attitudes that provide dramatic movements in television and movies about attorneys; rather, it is the ability to act as a professional even in the heat of battle. For additional information about preparing for law school, please visit the Law School’s Admission Services website www.LSAC.org.

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ADVICE FOR PRE-HEALTH STUDENTS Students who are interested in Pre-Health should contact the Pre-Professional Advisor during the first two weeks of class. You can schedule an appointment at http://advising.tulane.edu/online.html. • Major in a field that interests you, while showing good ability in the sciences. • Medicine is not limited to science. You will need to know how to think critically and communicate your thoughts and ideas clearly. Therefore, it is imperative that you develop your reading, writing, and thinking skills. • To avoid major surprises after you are working in your field, take time out to explore the health career you choose. Exploring the field will help you gain knowledge about the positive and negative aspects. • Get involved in extracurricular activities. Grades are important, but pre-health schools are impressed with and interested in, interesting and well-rounded individuals. • Develop a relationship with your professors inside and outside of the class room. You will need recommendation letters from those that know you best. • Get involved in research. There are all sorts of research opportunities available to you. Remember, research does not have to be in a laboratory. • Remember your worth should not be measured by your success in getting into a pre-health school.

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SCHEDULING PREMEDICAL COURSES The required premedical courses should be scheduled along with your core curriculum and major courses. The Premedical courses will fulďŹ ll these requirements as well. Several possible ways of scheduling your premedical requirements are given below: *******variations are possible******* Biological Chemistry; Cell and Molecular Biology; Evolutionary Biology FALL SPRING Freshman Year

CHEM 1070 / LAB 1075 EBIO 1010 / LAB 1015 or Other Biology

CHEM 1080 / LAB 1085 CELL 1010 or Other Biology

Sophomore Year

CELL LAB 2115 CHEM 2410 / LAB 2415

CHEM 2420 / LAB 2425 MATH

Junior Year

PHYS 1210 / or 1310

PHYS 1220 or 1320

Freshman Year

CHEM 1070 / LAB 1075 PHYS 1310 MATH 1210

CHEM 1080 / LAB 1085 PHYS 1320 MATH 1220

Sophomore Year

CELL 1010/LAB 2115

Junior Year

CHEM 2410 / LAB 2415 EBIO 1010/LAB 1015

CHEM 2420 / LAB 2425

Freshman Year

CHEM 1070 / LAB 1075 MATH

CHEM 1080 / LAB 1085 MATH

Sophomore Year

CHEM 2410 / LAB 2415 EBIO 1010 / LAB 1015

CHEM 2420 / LAB 2425 CELL 1010

Junior Year

CELL LAB 2115 PHYS 1210 or 1310

PHYS 1220 or 1320

Engineering Majors

ALL Other Majors

Creative Premedical Scholars Program and Junior Year Abroad Candidates Freshman Year

CHEM 1070 / LAB 1075 EBIO 1010 / LAB 1015

CHEM 1080 / LAB 1085 CELL 1010

Sophomore Year

CELL LAB 2115 CHEM 2410 / LAB 2415 PHYS 1210 or 1310

CHEM 2420 / LAB 2425 PHYS 1220 or 1320

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QUESTIONS AND ANSWERS 1. Question: What are the courses I need to take for medical school? What are the equivalent courses at Tulane? Answer: Most medical schools require the following basic courses. Tulane’s equivalencies are as follows: General Chemistry with labs (2 semesters) CHEM 1070/1075 & CHEM 1080/1085 Organic Chemistry with labs (2 semesters) CHEM 2410/2415 & CHEM 2420/2425 Physics with labs (2 semesters) PHYS 1210 & 1220 (non-calculus based) or PHYS 1310 & 1320 (calculus based) {see number 2} Biology (Intro.) with labs (2 semesters) CELL 1010/2115 & EBIO 1010/1015 {See number 3 for additional information about this requirement} Mathematics, English, and/or additional requirements {See numbers 4, 5, and 6} 2. Question: What physics courses should I take? Answer: You can take the introductory physics series (1210/1220 – non-calculus based) or the general physics series (1310/1320 – calculus based). The one you take will depend on your math background and your particular major. The 1210/1220 series is recommended for students with little or no calculus. Either series meets the physics requirement for medical/pre-health schools. 3. Question: What biology courses should I take? Answer: In general, medical schools require two semesters of biology with labs. The biology courses you take depend on your particular major program and the medical schools in which you hope to gain acceptance. Engineering majors, evolutionary biology majors, and students in the Creative Premedical Scholars Program are required to take the introductory biology courses with labs. These introductory courses are not required to meet major requirements in biological chemistry or cell and molecular biology. Students majoring in these areas will take two upper-level biology courses with labs to satisfy the major requirement. Only a few medical schools require or strongly recommend students take two semesters of introductory biology. You can check with our office for a list of these schools. Remember, your basic course work in biology (as in any of the basic science courses) also helps prepare you for your entrance exams. In selecting your biology courses, you should keep in mind that the MCAT biological science topics cover concepts and information on vertebrates and microbes. These concepts include basic principles of molecular biology, cellular structure and function, and genetics and evolution. 4. Question: How much math do I need? Answer: Most pre-health schools require math, and one semester of calculus (1210) and one semester of statistics 1230/or 1110) usually are adequate. Some require one semester or one year of math, but no calculus. Only two medical schools, Harvard and Washington University (in St. Louis) require one year of calculus. Please note that math is an entrance requirement and not an application requirement so it can be taken at any time during the undergraduate career. If you have AP credit for 1210 calculus, you would take 1310 calculus because medical schools like to see a college grade in calculus.

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5. Question: How much English should I take? Answer: Two English courses are required, ENGL 1010 and one at the 2000-Level or higher. The MCAT contains two verbal components (half of the exam!): writing samples and verbal reasoning sections. Most entrance exams require some form of verbal reasoning and or writing requirement. 6. Question: What about taking additional courses? Answer: Some schools require courses other than the science, math, and English courses mentioned above. For example, most of the medical schools in Texas require an additional year of biology. Genetics CELL 2050 and cellular biochemistry CELL 4010 will satisfy this requirement. Because the MCAT is implementing changes in 2015, you must take Introduction to psychology and sociology by the end of junior or senior year. 7. Question: How important is sequencing the pre-medical courses and how should I schedule them? Answer: If you plan to enter medical school the fall after graduation, you want to complete pre-medical courses by the end of your junior year. This means you will have to “double up” on sciences at least one year. These classes should be scheduled along with your other baccalaureate degree requirements (core and major requirements). Individual needs and preferences determine the most reasonable order in which the pre-medical core courses are scheduled and balanced with other course work. We recommend you start with general chemistry and sequence the other pre-medical courses according to your individual needs. Students interested in the Creative Premedical Scholars and Junior Year Abroad programs need to take biology and chemistry freshmen year and organic chemistry and physics sophomore year. Variations are always possible so find out what works for you. 8. Question: What Should I major in? Answer: You can major in any discipline – science or non-science! Choose a major in a field that interests you most, and that you do well in, and that provides several career alternatives. Medical schools seek well-rounded students with demonstrated proficiency in the sciences. Whether you major in a science or non-science area, your goal should be to combine a good, solid performance in your major with excellence in the pre-medical science courses. 9. Question: What are the requirements for other professional schools related to medicine (dentistry, osteopathic medicine, optometry podiatry, and veterinary medicine? Answer: The basic pre-medical core serves as the core for most of the other health professional schools and; therefore, serves as a good starting place. 10. Question: Where can I get help with planning my program? Answer: In addition to having an academic advisor and a faculty advisor to help you with planning, you should also discuss your schedule with the pre-professional advisor. During registration, our office is very busy so we recommend you schedule an online appointment with both your academic advisor and the pre professional advisor. Each advisor is eager to assist you so take advantage of their individual expertise.

For additional information about individual pre-medical, medical schools, and other medical professional schools, please obtain a copy of their Admission Requirement Book. Online appointments are scheduled at http://advising.tulane.edu/online.html

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EXTRACURRICULAR ACTIVITIES Your activity outside the classroom is valuable. One of the most impressive accolades you can earn from an admissions committee is “well-rounded.” Extracurricular involvement provides you with an outlet and a chance to show your individuality. Varied extracurricular opportunities exist for you at Tulane; none is inherently better than another. No one expects you to participate in all of them, and certainly no one expects you to be so involved that your GPA suffers. It is just as unwise to be overextended as it is to be under involved. At no time and under no circumstances are extracurricular activities a substitute for good grades. Students who become so involved in campus activities that their grades suffer are not likely to become admitted before those who do not have such outside interests. Become involved in the activities you genuinely enjoy and become a leader rather than just a member barely involved in many organizations. Medical schools also like to see students who are active in community/volunteer work. The Community Action Council of Tulane University Students (CACTUS) provides for volunteer experiences in a variety of areas. Becoming a community volunteer is certainly a worthwhile and recommended venture. These are just a few Tulane organizations that are popular with prehealth students: Blood Drive Volunteer, Hospital Volunteer, Peer Health Advocate, Premedical Society, Tulane Emergency Medical Service, Women in Science, Tulane Neuroscience Associations, and the Tulane School of Public Health Society The following is a framework of general requirements and timing of completion of the prehealth requirements through four years at Tulane. They are constructed around making an application to a variety of prehealth schools for matriculation in the fall immediately following your graduation from Tulane. Keep in mind that the timing may vary if you decide that you want to take some time between your undergraduate years and professional school or if you delay your decision to enter the health professions in order to explore other areas of interest first.

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Freshman year: • • • • •

Plan a tentative course schedule over the next three years Think about a major Become acquainted with the Pre-Professional Office Talk to various health professionals about their careers and their own career decisions See your Prehealth Advisor with specific questions. The freshman year is a time of self examination, academic exploration, setting goals and finding out how viable those goals are.

Sophomore Year:

• Plan the intellectual focus of your curriculum and choose a major • Check course requirements for the school you may be interested in attending and fine tune your longrange plan to accommodate them if necessary • Get exposure and experience in your field of interest by volunteer work / community service / research / etc. during the semester, semester break, or summer • Talk to various health professionals about their careers and their own career decisions • If you want to do an independent study in your junior year, begin to make arrangements with a faculty member in the spring of your sophomore year • See your Prehealth Advisor with specific questions

Junior Year: • • • • • • • •

Watch for announcements of group meetings Attend a group meeting in November to begin the application process Open a file in the Pre-Professional Office in November-December Make arrangements for letters of evaluations Register and take your entrance exam in April or for some prehealth programs sometime over the summer Start filling out the common applications for your prehealth program in May-June Begin the application process in the summer between junior and senior year See the Prehealth Advisor with specific questions

Senior Year: • • • • • • • •

Continue to take challenging courses and a full courseload Finish application Use the Pre-Professional Office to research specific schools Start preparing for school interviews Interview at individual schools Make decisions Prepare financial information for submission to schools for determination of financial aid Have a back-up plan

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GOLDMAN OFFICE OF DISABILITY SERVICES (ODS) Newcomb-Tulane recognizes that a growing number of people with disabilities have joined the University community in recent years as students, faculty and staff. The University welcomes these individuals, and seeks to support their individual needs and rights, and to ensure that they have an equal opportunity to participate in the University community. The University’s diverse student population includes otherwise-qualified students with documented disabilities who may require learning, sight, hearing, manual, speech or mobility accommodations to ensure fair access to educational and residential resources. These students are intelligent and capable, and have met the same rigorous standards for admission as their non-disabled peers. To provide students with disabilities every opportunity to demonstrate their talents and intellectual abilities, the University makes available reasonable accommodations in accordance with section 504 of the federal Rehabilitation Act of 1973 and the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) of 1990. The Goldman Office of Disability Services (ODS) serves as the central campus resource for Tulane students with documented disabilities or with disability concerns. ODS is located on the first floor of the Science and Engineering Lab Complex. ODS staff may be reached by telephone at (504) 862-8433, or in person between 8:30am and 5:00pm, Monday through Friday. Additionally, information may be accessed via the internet at http://tulane.edu/studentaffairs/erc/. ODS works in partnership with students, faculty and staff to develop successful strategies for maximizing students’ academic achievement and participation in extracurricular activities and programs. Students with disabilities must register with ODS as soon as possible and follow all documented procedures for requesting accommodations. Because current clinical documentation is required before ODS can consider any requests for reasonable accommodation, newly matriculating students who have disability-related needs should contact ODS and submit all necessary forms and supporting documentation prior to arriving on campus, if possible. Students should be aware that they are responsible for making requests for reasonable accommodations and for submitting all necessary documentation in support of those requests. ODS can help students articulate their needs, engage with students in interactive discussion about possible accommodations, and can assist students in communicating any approved accommodations to instructors or staff. Ultimately, students remain responsible for complying with ODS and University procedures and for ensuring that the University is aware of the need for accommodative services. Any students with specific questions about procedures and policies should contact the ODS Manager at (504) 862-8433 or patrick@tulane.edu.

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UNDERGRADUATE CORE CURRICULUM 2012-2013 (short version) NEWCOMB-TULANE COLLEGE

Newcomb-Tulane College has administrative oversight for the full-time undergraduate experience and the common core curriculum. Newcomb-Tulane College comprises all undergraduate programs at the university, including those in architecture, business, liberal arts, public health and tropical medicine, and science and engineering. All prospective undergraduate students apply to Newcomb-Tulane College for admission. A student may designate a school upon admission. Students must designate a major in a school no later than the beginning of a student’s fourth semester. After the selection of a major, the student continues to be a Newcomb-Tulane College student as well as a student in the chosen school, in which the major resides. Ultimately, students simultaneously will be in Newcomb-Tulane College and a school. For example, a student who majors in psychology is in the School of Science and Engineering and in Newcomb-Tulane College. Core Curriculum Designed to provide a common academic experience for undergraduates across all schools of the university, the core curriculum ensures the attainment of basic competencies in writing, foreign language, scientific inquiry, cultural knowledge, and interdisciplinary scholarship. Schools may add other degree requirements, and students are urged to consider these additional requirements when planning their schedules prior to entering a school. Some distinctive elements of this core curriculum are: 1) the prominent role of public service, reflecting the value Tulane places upon developing a life-long commitment to public service and citizenship; 2) the required TIDES course, Tulane’s signature interdisciplinary first-year seminar series; and 3) a capstone experience through which students apply the knowledge gained in their major fields of study. The core curriculum: • is committed to breadth, requiring coursework in all areas of knowledge; • offers all students an integrative, themed first- year seminar experience (TIDES); • is committed to developing ethical leadership Skills and a commitment to public service; • assures the achievement of competencies in the following areas: First-year Writing (4 credits) – Effective writing is central to learning and communication. It is a highly useful skill, and it is also a way of learning and knowing. The first-year writing experience helps students to develop the intellectual, organizational, and expository skills appropriate to university study. Writing competence can be demonstrated by: • An Advanced Placement score of 4 or better, or a score of 5 or better on the higher-level International Baccalaureate English exam, or • Successful completion of English 1010. NOTE: Writing competence must be completed by the close of the first year of study at Tulane University. Foreign Language (3-8 credits)* – The study of foreign languages is an integral part of an undergraduate education, and knowledge of foreign languages is essential for having a broader perspective of our increasingly globalized world. All students must take at least one foreign language course at Tulane University and demonstrate competency in that language at the 1020/1120 level.** Vietnamese and Haitian Creole courses taken at Tulane will not satisfy this requirement. The competency criterion may be achieved by: • An Advanced Placement score of 4 or better, or • An SAT II Subject Test score of 640 or above, or • A passing score on a Tulane-administered test, or

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• A passing grade in a language course at the 1020 or 1120 level or higher. NOTE: All courses completed in order to fulfill the foreign language requirement must be taken in the same language. All students must receive placement in any language they attempt at Tulane in order to receive academic credit. The language requirement cannot overlap to satisfy the humanities requirement. *Candidates for the Bachelor of Science in Engineering (BSE) degree are exempt from the foreign language requirement but still are responsible for receiving official placement for any language they want to take. The School of Liberal Arts and the School of Public Health require an additional semester of foreign language beyond the College’s core requirement. Refer to the individual school requirements for more information. ** Students entering Tulane University as transfer students may apply an approved foreign language course at the appropriate level from their previous institution to this requirement. Scientific Inquiry (9-12 credits), comprising: Quantitative Reasoning (3-4 credits) Competency may be attained by: • An Advanced Placement score of 4 or better on the Calculus AB or BC exam, or with a 3 on the Calculus BC and a 4 or higher AB subscore, or • Successful completion of one course in Mathematics (excluding MATH 1140, and MATH 1150 without 1160, for BS and BSE students; excluding MATH 1110 for BS, BSE, and BSM students), or • Successful completion of Symbolic Logic (PHIL 1210) for BA, BFA, and MARCH students only, or • An Advanced Placement score of 4 or better on the Statistics exam (for BA, BFA, BPH, and MARCH students only).

Science and Mathematics (6-8 credits) Competency may be attained by: • An Advanced Placement score of 4 or better on an AP science exam or 5 or better on a higherlevel IB science exam, or • Successful completion of two courses selected from: astronomy, biology, chemistry, earth and environmental sciences, mathematics, neuroscience, physics, psychology, or public health (SPHU 1020 only). Students in the School of Public Health may not satisfy this requirement with SPHU 1020. NOTE: One of the courses must be selected from the list of science courses with an approved laboratory component (in this brochure).

Sciences and Mathematics Astronomy Cell and Molecular Biology Chemistry Earth and Environmental Sciences Ecology and Evolutionary Biology Mathematics Neuroscience Physics Psychology Public Health SPHU 1020 (for non-BPH students only)

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Cultural Knowledge (12 credits), comprising one course (at least three credits) in Humanities, one course (at least three credits) in Fine Arts and two courses (six credits) in Social Sciences. • Courses from which these credits can be earned are oered regularly by the Schools of Architecture, Liberal Arts, and Public Health and Tropical Medicine. Students in the School of Public Health may not satisfy this requirement with SPHU 1010 or SPHU 2010. Fine Arts ADST 3750, From Community to Stage Architectural Digital Media Architectural History/Theory Architectural Visual Media Art History Art Studio Dance Music Theatre (not THEA 399) Humanities Arabic Architectural Urban Studies Chinese Classical Studies Communication English French German Greek Haitian Hebrew Italian Japanese Jewish Studies Latin Literature Philosophy Portuguese Russian Spanish Vietnamese Social Sciences Anthropology Economics Gender and Sexuality Studies History International Development Latin American Studies Political Economy

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Political Science Public Health (SPHU 1010 and SPHU 2010 only -- for non BPH students) Sociology • Of the 12 credits mentioned above, one course must be chosen from a list of courses in Western Traditions and one course must be chosen from a list of courses in Outside Western Traditions or Comparative Cultures and International Perspectives. Public Service – The Center for Public Service administers the public service requirement of the undergraduate core curriculum. The guiding principle of the center includes the belief that public service, rooted in an academic context while growing into other areas of service, contributes to the development of student civic engagement. The undergraduate public service graduation requirement is grounded in a sustained sequence of learning articulated by the center’s mission. Instituting a cumulative and reflective graduation requirement makes explicit the ideal that education uniting public service and scholarship can be a transformative experience. To complete the public service graduation requirement, students, throughout their undergraduate experience, will: 1. Successfully complete one service-learning course at the 1000-, 2000-, or 3000- level by the close of their fourth semester at Tulane. 2. During their junior or senior year (after four semesters of coursework or after 56 credit hours), participate in one of the following Center for Public Service-approved programs (at the 3000-level or above): • Service-learning course • Academic service-learning internship • Faculty-sponsored public service research project/independent study • Public-service honors thesis project • Public service-based study abroad program • Capstone experience with public service component Understanding Interdisciplinary Scholarship (1-1.5 hours, TIDES seminar) - Every first-year student will participate in a TIDES (Tulane InterDisciplinary Experience Seminar). Capstone Experience (3+ hours) – Every Tulane senior must complete a capstone experience related to the student’s major. The capstone experience allows a student to demonstrate the capacity to bring information, skills and ideas acquired from the major to bear on one significant project. Capstone experiences will be designed by each of the schools and by individual departments/ interdisciplinary programs within the schools. Courses with Laboratories The following courses have been approved to meet the laboratory course requirement of the sciences and mathematics division of the core curriculum. Astronomy (Science) ASTR 1100 Observational Astronomy

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Cell and Molecular Biology (Science) CELL 1010 & CELL 2115 General Biology CELL 1030 & CELL 1035 Heredity and Society Chemistry (Science) CHEM 1070 & CHEM 1075 General Chemistry I CHEM 1080 & CHEM 1085 General Chemistry II Earth and Environmental Science (Science) EENS 1110 & EENS 1115 Physical Geology EENS 1120 & EENS 1125 Earth History EENS 1300 & EENS 1305 Environmental Science: Earth as a Living Planet Ecology and Evolutionary Biology (Science) EBIO 1010 & EBIO 1015 Diversity of Life EBIO 2330 & EBIO 2335 Natural History of Louisiana EBIO 3180 & EBIO 3185 Plants and Human Affairs EBIO 3335 Mammalian Anatomy and Histology Laboratory EBIO 4310 Plant Systematics Physics (Science) PHYS 1010 Great Ideas in Science PHYS 1210 Introductory Physics I PHYS 1220 Introductory Physics II PHYS 1310 General Physics I PHYS 1320 General Physics II Psychology (Science) PSYC 3130 Experimental Psychology PSYC 3775 Sensation and Perception PSYC 4075 Drugs and Behavior Code of Academic Conduct & Code of Student Conduct All students matriculating through Newcomb-Tulane College are bound by the Code of Academic Conduct and the Code of Student Conduct, administered by Newcomb-Tulane College and the Office of Student Affairs, respectively. Copies of the codes are available from the Newcomb-Tulane College Dean’s office, the Center for Academic Advising, the Office of Student Affairs, and on-line at http://college.tulane.edu/code. htm and http://studentaffairs.tulane.edu/judicial/CodeofStudentConduct.pdf, respectively.

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MAJORS, MINORS, & ACADEMIC PLANNING Do you have a specific major in mind at this time? If so, you can declare it in your first semester. If not, please do not be concerned. While some incoming freshmen are “Decided,” many are “Tentatively Decided” and leaning toward a particular major or majors, and others are “Undecided.” Please note that you will not be required to declare a primary major until your fourth semester, and since Newcomb-Tulane’s core curriculum is so flexible, you will have ample opportunity to explore a wide range of coursework before you take that step. PROGRAMS OF STUDY Tulane University has over 70 undergraduate majors spanning five schools: the School of Architecture, the A.B. Freeman School of Business, the School of Liberal Arts, the School of Public Health and Tropical Medicine, and the School of Science and Engineering (please refer to the grid of Programs of Study on Page 37). Students can research potential majors on the Academic Advising Center’s website, where they will find degree plans, links to department and center websites, FAQ pages, and related career information. CREATING AN ACADEMIC PLAN You will need to do more than simply “declare a major” if you want to get the most out of your undergraduate years. You will want to develop – and refine – your “academic plan,” and your plan might contain several elements in addition to your primary major, including a secondary or coordinate major, a minor or minors, special programs (such as Pre-Health, Pre-Law, and Honors) as well as study abroad and internship experiences. You can develop the first incarnation of your plan with the help of your academic advisor during your freshman and sophomore years, but do not be surprised if your plan continues to evolve even during your junior and senior years. Simply put, your academic plan should provide a detailed answer to the following question: What do I want to get out of college? THE EXPLORE WORKSHOPS How do you go about choosing a major? How do you identify a course of study that reflects your academic strengths and interests as well as your professional goals? The EXPLORE Workshops can help you start to answer these and other important questions! Each semester the Academic Advising Center sponsors a series of evening workshops focused on helping you get the most out of your undergraduate experience. A list of recent workshop topics is below: • Internships: Your Bridge to the Professional World (student panel) • Happy, Healthy, & Productive: Working to Your Potential • Exploring Academic Majors & Minors • Résumés & Cover Letters That Get Results • Money Management in College: The ABCs of Financial Health • Exploring Your Strengths, Interests, & Goals

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TIPS FOR UNDECIDED FRESHMEN Enjoy being undeclared! At the moment, everything is possible and there is a lot to explore. There is absolutely nothing wrong with beginning college not knowing what you want to major in. In fact, if you think about it, how could you be sure of what you want to study in college if you have yet to experience a wide array of disciplines that we generally do not have access to in high school? Do not assume there must be a direct connection between your major (or majors) and your professional goals In many cases, one’s undergraduate major ends up having no obvious or direct connection to one’s career path or future success. College, for most people, is a general education that helps you develop the essential platform skills that you will use in any professional realm. Take internships seriously – they are your bridge to the professional world If you are interested in the movie business or publishing, be proactive. Research, make the calls, and line up your dream internship, even if that field has no obvious connection to your undergraduate major. Can a French major have an internship with Merrill Lynch? Yes! Learn about the academic majors online Go to “Majors, Careers, & You” on the Academic Advising Center’s website to find an alphabetical list that features degree plans, contact information, frequently asked questions, links to the departmental and center websites as well as information on the platform skills, career opportunities, and professional organizations generally associated with each major. Have the courage to follow your intellectual curiosity People might tell you that there are “practical” and “impractical” majors; however, you should be skeptical of such generalizations about college. After all, Chad Hurley, co-founder of YouTube, was a Fine Arts major, and in 2006 he and his partners sold YouTube for $1.76 billion dollars. The bottom line is this: We tend to excel in things we are interested in and good at, so every college student owes it to himself or herself to figure out what those things are. RELAX! Only about half of entering freshmen know what they want to major in, and up to 75% change their minds at least once. Choosing a major does not limit you to a particular career path. In fact, only about 50% of college graduates report a close connection between college major and eventual career. A “good fit” major is often found at the intersection of one’s strengths, interests, values, and professional goals. Simply put, we tend to excel at things we’re interested in and good at – and you owe it to yourself to figure out what those things are.

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Architecture, M.Arch.

Architecture

English French German Studies

Greek Italian Jewish Studies Latin Philosophy Portuguese

Dance, B.F.A. Jazz Studies Music Musical Composition Musical Performance Musical Theatre Studio Art, B.A. Studio Art, B.F.A. Theatre, B.A. Theatre, B.F.A.

Management

Marketing

Psychology, B.S. Psychology and Early Childhood Education, B.A.

Spanish and Portuguese

Neuroscience

Mathematics

Geology

Environmental Science

Environmental Biology

Engineering Physics

Ecology and Evolutionary Biology

Chemistry

Chemical Engineering

Cell and Molecular Biology

Biomedical Engineering

Bachelor of Science Biological in Public Health Chemistry

Science & Engineering

Spanish

Religious Studies

Musical Cultures of the Gulf South *

Medieval and Early Modern Studies

Linguistics, B.S.

Linguistics, B.A.

Latin American Studies

Gender and Sexuality Studies

Film Studies

Environmental Studies

Digital Media Production*

Asian Studies*

African and African Diaspora Studies

Public Health & Tropical Medicine

Physics

Sociology

Social Policy and Practice*

Political Science

Political Economy

International Development*

History

Economics, B.S.

Economics, B.A.

Anthropology, B.S.

Anthropology, B.A.

Liberal Arts Liberal Arts – Interdisciplinary – Social Sciences Studies

Russian

Communication

Cognitive Studies*

Dance, B.A.

Legal Studies in Business

Classical Studies

Liberal Arts – Humanities

Art History

Liberal Arts – Fine Arts

Finance

Business

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