Your junior year is perhaps the most important of your undergraduate career.  This is the year many students study abroad, prepare applications for professional and graduate schools, and participate in activities that will set them up for their post-baccalaureate careers.  Explore ways to enhance your educational experience academically and outside the classroom.



Juniors should also consider the following:

Plan for your remaining requirements.

Make an appointment with an academic advisor to determine which requirements remain, and how best to schedule them into the final semesters at Tulane in order to graduate on time. Juniors should have completed most of the core curriculum, and have at least half of their major and minor requirements completed.

Consider options for the second-tier public service.

Students have several options to complete the second-tier public service. Juniors and seniors may complete a service-learning course at the 3000 level or above, or participate in one of the following options:

  • Academic service-learning internship.
  • Faculty-sponsored public service research project or independent study.
  • Public-service honors thesis project.
  • Public service-based study abroad program.
  • Capstone experience with public service component.
    Contact the Center for Public Service for more information about these public service options.

Honors students

Honors students should complete their requisite honors coursework during the junior year.

This is also the time to think about your honors thesis or project, and meet with faculty in your field to discuss your ideas. Students in the humanities, in particular, are encouraged to take the Honors Thesis Boot Camp course during the spring of the junior year to facilitate this process. If you intend to write a thesis in the laboratory sciences, you must develop a relationship with a faculty member in whose lab you intend to do your research, and normally begin working in the lab during the junior year, if not earlier.

Visit the Honors Program website for more information.

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