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Honors Program for Altman Scholars

The Altman Program seeks to maximize opportunities for intellectual exploration and scholarly engagement for Altman Scholars. Toward that end, Altman Scholars have the option to simultaneously participate in the Tulane Honors Program.

To facilitate this participation, Altman Scholars will be allowed to utilize select Altman Program cohort classes to fulfill Honors Program curricular requirements in their freshmen year: 

  1. Fall semester freshman year: TIDE 1060: New Orleans: The Global at the Local. 
  2. Spring semester freshman year: ISIB 1910: Study Abroad Pre-Departure: Maximizing Global Learning. Honors students are also required to attend the Honors Thesis Forum at the end of the spring semester. 
  3. Rising sophomore summer session: ISIB 3010: Introduction to Globalization.

Altman Scholars who decide to continue in the Honors Program will be encouraged to take COLQ 2010 (a course offered to all Honors students) in sophomore year and to write an honors thesis in senior year.

Joining and Continuing in the Honors Program

Many Altman Scholars join the Honors Program at the invitation of Admissions when they are accepted to Tulane. Those in the Altman Program who are not originally invited to join the Honors Program may become Honors students by participating in the coursework described above.

Altman Scholars who continue to participate in Honors throughout all 4 years at Tulane must adhere to all general Honors Program requirements including the GPA requirement. For more information on the Honors Program and a full list of requirements, please visit the Honors Program website: https://honors.tulane.edu/content/requirements

Scholarships & Fellowships

Students benefit from special advising from the Honors Program about prestigious scholarships such as Rhodes, Fulbright, and Boren. For more information about advising on nationally competitive scholarships and fellowships, contact Dr. Jennifer Beers, Coordinator for Nationally Competitive Scholarships, at (504) 862-8708 or jbeers@tulane.edu.