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Welcome to Tulane's School of Liberal Arts

We're reimagining the future of a liberal arts education. The School of Liberal Arts houses the humanities, social sciences and fine & performing arts disciplines across 16 departments and 19 interdisciplinary programs at Tulane University. Here, we work to foster and promote innovative scholarship, creative inquiry and transformative research. This is where students come to learn, grow, and solve some of the biggest challenges of today and tomorrow.
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Core Offerings

Majors and Minors / Undergraduate Studies / Graduate Studies / Research Opportunities

Our Mission

As we embrace our potential to lead conversations that matter, we've identified four distinctive pillars that uphold our identity and inform our continued growth and success.

We strive to build a global liberal arts curriculum and faculty, we embrace our dual identity as a liberal arts college within a research one university, we forge a deeper relationship with New Orleans and the Gulf South, and we craft a liberal arts education for next generation leaders and the careers of the future.
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Thank you, Herb! 🙏🌊 @TulaneU alumnus and retired English professor Herbert Weil Jr. — pictured with his wife, fellow University of Manitoba scholar Judy Weil — has made a gift to #TulaneLiberalArts to create the Herb Weil PhD Professorship in the Humanities. Weil credits Tulane’s help in obtaining scholarships for his own education, as well as his time as president of the Canadian Association of Chairs of #English, as inspiration for his desire to give back. “In nine years at four #universities, I paid only $35 in tuition,” he said. “No wonder I now want to help younger #scholars. I have increased my giving to Tulane because the #globalhumanities are being prioritized. Outstanding teaching in the #humanities not only provides a more rewarding life for people in all fields including those in business and medicine, among others, it also provides an opportunity for experts to show mastery of broader humanistic matters.” A #NewOrleans native, Weil grew up blocks away from our #uptown campus. He attended one year at @Yale before enrolling at #Tulane on a Navy ROTC scholarship, where he earned a bachelor’s degree in English in 1954 and was senior class president and editor of the Jambalaya yearbook. After studying in France as a Fulbright Fellow at the University of Lille and serving as a #Navy officer, Weil completed a double PhD in English and Humanities at @Stanford in 1964. He taught at @UConn from 1962 to 1978. #endowments #majorgifts #highereducation #tulanealumni #tulanealum #development