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The Honors Program offers a residential, cohort experience for freshmen and sophomores. Freshmen in the Honors Program are encouraged to live in Wall Residential College, and Sophomores in Weatherhead Hall. Both communities are led by faculty members who, along with their families, reside in the communities. 

Students at an Honors Thesis Panel Event
Honors Thesis Panel

The Honors Program is hosting a panel of current thesis writers who will talk about the opportunities and challenges of writing an Honors Thesis. Students representing different departments will discuss getting started with the process (regardless of major), identifying faculty members for a committee, writing a prospectus, as well as their experience with the Honors Thesis Bootcamp course (offered in the Spring). 

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Lipaz Avigal and Giulia Duch - Jean Danielson
Scholarship Provides Exceptional Opportunity

Tulane University students Giulia Duch and Lipaz Avigal learned firsthand about the complexities of integrating refugees into new communities by speaking with immigrants, NGOs, startups, journalists, and politicians in Europe this summer. “Although camps in Greece receive the most media attention, the interviews in Western Europe show the story doesn’t end when refugees make it to Germany,” said Duch.

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Skyler Deckoff-Jones - Physics
Physics grad adds research to resume

In August 2012, as a freshman from Santa Fe, New Mexico, Skylar Deckoff-Jones never expected to be a role model to those involved in the science and research departments at Tulane University. Later, Deckoff-Jones authored a publication that consists of his research on the nonlinear optical properties of ultrathin crystals. “The fact that I’ve contributed new knowledge to the scientific community is one of my proudest moments from my time at Tulane,” he says.

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Brady Page - MD/MPH Student Paupa New Guinea
Fulbright student looks to give back in Brazil

While many students are basking in the off time afforded by summer break, MD/MPH student Brady Page, is traveling to far-flung locales for a year-long trip to research and help treat patients in developing nations. The native of Mountain View, California received a Fulbright-Fogarty research grant in 2016 that will take him to the Brazillian state of Bahia to study leishmaniasis — a disease caused by a parasite transmitted by sandfly bites.

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Since 1904, Tulane scholars have been recipients of some of the most prestigious scholarships and fellowships in the academic world.

During the senior year students write an Honors thesis or complete an equivalent Honors project. The precise form of the Honors Thesis will vary depending on the student’s major field.