Information for Prospective Students

Visit the School of Science and Engineering

Along with your university tour, we encourage you to visit the School of Science and Engineering, to make an appointment with a department representative or the Associate Dean for undergraduate programs to learn firsthand what it is like to be an undergraduate student with us. Initially you will meet with professors and administrators who will play a significant role in your undergraduate career. They will be able to tell you about Tulane, the School of Science and Engineering, and the academics in which you will be involved. You also will have the chance to meet current students, sit in on classes and learn about student organizations you can become involved with and experience the unique city of New Orleans. You will have a chance to see if Tulane, the School of Science and Engineering and New Orleans are right for you.

Meet With A Representative From Your Area Of Interest


The School of Science and Engineering is proud to be a part of Tulane’s efforts to provide an outstanding undergraduate educational experience that provides opportunities both in and outside of the classroom. Please take time to visit the Tulane University Undergraduate Admissions page where you can take a virtual tour, find information about New Orleans and Tulane, our student life and athletics. You also will be able to find statistics about applicants, accepted and enrolled students and information about applying to Tulane.

FIRST Scholarship

Tulane’s School of Science and Engineering is awarding a FIRST (For Inspiration and Recognition of Science and Technology) scholarship in support of their mission to inspire young people to be science and technology leaders. This merit-based scholarship, which is unique to SSE, will be awarded to high school senior(s), who participated on a FIRST team during their junior or senior year of high school. This FIRST Scholar distinction replaces all or a portion of the financial award a student receives from Tulane and does not represent additional funding. It may be utilized for any undergraduate course of study in the School of Science and Engineering at Tulane. The scholarship is renewable over four years, contingent upon maintaining good academic standing. Each recipient must meet the regular academic requirements for admission to Tulane University.

ROTC Scholarships

ROTC Scholarships in each branch of the armed forces provide funding to cover full or partial tuition, fees, book expenses and a monthly expense allowance. Students completing this program are commissioned as officers in their respective branch of the armed forces upon graduation. Assistance to cover the room and board expenses of some ROTC scholarship recipients is provided by the Tulane Cooperative Room and Board Scholarship to undergraduate Tulane students. Learn more about ROTC scholarships.

Majors-Minors and Departments

The School of Science and Engineering has 14 majors and 11 minors housed in 13 departments and programs. We are dedicated to providing a world class education and a learning environment where science and engineering are tightly interconnected. For information on your area of interest, such as major/minor requirements, course offerings and information on faculty and student accomplishments, please visit the department Web site. For a list of departments and links to their Web site please visit our Bachelor’s Program Page

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 adventures and memories to last a lifetime. A common misunderstanding is that Science and Engineering students are unable to participate because of a regimented course schedule 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