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How to Declare the Major


  1. Choose an advisor from the list of faculty in the neuroscience major. Your advisor should be one of the faculty on the uptown campus. If you need help choosing an advisor, contact one of the Program Coordinators, Sherrie Calogero (sherrie@tulane.edu) or Peter Bowling (pbowling@tulane.edu).
  2. Meet with your neuroscience advisor to discuss your plan for completing the major. During this meeting, you and your advisor should discuss the requirements for the major, the availability of courses (e.g., some courses are only taught during specific semesters, some are harder than others to get into, etc.), and your plans for postgraduate study and your career. Your advisor should sign the completed course audit form and the major declaration form which may be obtained in advance from your dean's office.
  3. The signed course audit and the major declaration forms should be taken to Sherrie in the Neuroscience office, 2013 Stern Hall.  We will sign the major declaration form, and copies of both the declaration form and your course audit will be added to a file created especially for you!  We also will take your photo to add to our Neuroscience photo database (this is a private database and cannot be accessed by anyone outside the Neuroscience office).
  4. Turn in the major declaration form (signed by both your neuroscience advisor and the neuroscience office) to your Newcomb-Tulane advisor.
  5. Stay in contact with your neuroscience advisor, meeting him/her at least once per year to help insure the success of your program of study.

Helpful Hints

  • Read the information from the neuroscience major web page carefully.
  • You can print out a course audit form directly from the web page to bring to your advisor.
  • The major declaration form is available at the Undergraduate Advising Center.

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