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Information for Current Students

Declaring a Major or Minor

concept-currentstudents To declare a major or minor in the School of Science and Engineering you must contact the appropriate departmental office. The Major/Minor Declaration Form requires the approval of the Department Chair. When declaring your major you will receive a Major Advisor to help schedule your Major and/or Minor required courses. The signed major/minor declaration form must be turned in to the student's Newcomb-Tulane advisor.

 Course Offerings

Full Major and Minor requirements, department and program information, and courses offered by the School of Science & Engineering can be found on Tulane's Newcomb-Tulane Course Catalog

Capstone Courses

1. Part of earning a Tulane Undergraduate degree requires seniors to complete a capstone experience related to the student’s major. In the School of Science and Engineering, we have developed these courses to provide students with experiences in critical reading and writing of scientific literature, professional ethics and communication including writing and oral presentations. They are designed to provide students with a balanced skill set to be utilized in a professional life or in continued education.

2. Approved SSE Capstone Courses PDF

3. Students who are earning a dual degree will need to complete two capstones. Students who are double majors only need to complete one capstone. However, they should check the requirements of both majors to determine if a capstone is required for that specific major. Some SSE departments do not require a capstone in their major if a student will complete a capstone in their other major.

Math Requirement

The mathematics requirement is defined in the Tulane University Undergraduate Course Catalog. Departments may recommend, or require, particular mathematics or science courses for their majors, and students are advised to consult the major department’s listing in the current course catalog. A review of the required courses for all School of Science and Engineering students has been provided.

SSE Mathematics Requirement PDF

Service Learning Courses

Tulane students involve themselves in community development, aid and enrichment as they complete their public service requirements. The Center for Public Service administers the public service requirement of the undergraduate core curriculum. It is the belief that public service, rooted in an academic setting contributes to the development of student civic engagement and responsibility. Students learn that the community is a place to utilize and showcase their knowledge and skills to bring support and change for the greater good. In turn, students gain a greater understanding of the course material and are able to contextualize the academic knowledge into broader applications.

Approved SSE Service Learning Courses PDF

Writing Intensive Courses

At Tulane, we believe that effective writing is central to learning and communication. Tulane students develop the intellectual, organizational, and expository skills appropriate to university study. Through writing intensive courses, our students learn to communicate within their chosen field of study.

Approved SSE Writing Intensive Courses PDF

When petitioning for a course to be writing intensive , please fill out the Petition for Writing Intensive PDF and bring it to your Academic Advisor.

Transfer Credits

To be eligible for study at another regionally accredited institution in the United States, a student must be in good standing in Newcomb-Tulane College, having earned the minimum credits and cumulative grade point average (GPA) appropriate for her or his class standing. The student also must not be on disciplinary or honor board probation. Any courses taken at another institution must be pre-approved by the department that would give the transfer credit. For more information about transfer credits.

Grievance Procedure

Students who have grievances about grades or other issues should follow the Tulane procedures outline in the Grievance Procedure PDF

Academic Advising Information

Academic Advising Center

The Academic Advising Center is a resource provided to Tulane’s undergraduate students for help with course selection, academic planning, monitoring degree requirements, pre-professional planning and more. You are encouraged to meet with your Newcomb-Tulane Academic advisor (in addition to your advisor for your major/minor) to guarantee that you are on the right track academically.

School of Science and Engineering Academic Advisors

Study Abroad

Studying abroad is a meaningful experience for students, because they find education in and outside of the classroom. Many get the chance to visit multiple countries and cultures during their study abroad program. And they return to campus with stories of their adventure and memories to last a lifetime.

A common misunderstanding is that Science and Engineering students are unable to participate because of a regimented course schedules or difficulty in transferring credits from an outside university. The Office of Study Abroad can assist School of Science and Engineering students in planning their study abroad experience. In addition, advisors in each academic department are available to talk to students about fulfilling major requirements while studying abroad.

Department Faculty Advisors for Study Abroad

School of Science and Engineering, 201 Lindy Boggs Center, New Orleans, LA 70118 504-865-5764 sse@tulane.edu