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					Applied Business Studies                              Applied Computing Systems and Technology                            Homeland Security Studies                                                    Humanities                                   Journalism                                      Liberal Arts and Sciences                       Media Arts                                       Paralegal Studies
Chastian “Choose” Taurman III, Director               Jim Simmons, Director                                               Keith Amacker, Director                                                      and Social Sciences                          Paul Greenberg, Director                                                                        Paul Greenberg, Director                         Sallie Davis, Director                                                                                                                                                                                            Natalie Seither, Adviser,                                 
                                                                                                                                                                                                       Natalie Seither, Adviser,                                                                    Uptown Campus
The Applied Business Studies program focuses          The Applied Computing program prepares graduates who can            The Homeland Security Studies program is designed for students who           Uptown Campus                                The Journalism program prepares students
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       The	Media	Arts	program	offers	                   The Paralegal Studies program educates students of diverse
on the “world of work,” helping students              help organizations achieve their goals though the innovative        aspire to leadership roles in this diverse and challenging field. The                          for careers in print journalism and news                                                        concentrations in media arts, digital design,    backgrounds	to	become	effective,	ethical,	and	professional	paralegals	
to advance in their careers, start their own          application of information systems and technology.                  program provides a detailed overview of the two broad homeland                                                            media, including digital news and                                                               public relations, and Website development.       who are employable in a variety of legal settings including law
businesses, and apply classroom knowledge                                                                                 security categories of terrorism and disaster preparation and response,                                                   information sites. Emphasis is placed           Sharyn Orr, Adviser                                                                              offices, corporations, legislatures, government agencies, and non-
to the marketplace. Students explore the core         The curriculum includes a core set of computing courses             with an emphasis on leadership and informed decision-making.                 Sharyn Orr, Adviser                          on writing and producing concise,               Uptown Campus                                   The program prepares students for careers        profit associations. The program is approved by the American Bar
areas of management, marketing, finance,              designed to provide a breadth of knowledge in information                                                                                        Uptown Campus                                substantive content that can be generalized                                 in areas such as online reporting, graphic       Association and has enjoyed this status since 1981.
accounting, and human resources, led by               systems and information technology. In addition to the core         The abilities to prepare, assess, analyze, and act in a dynamic                                  to a variety of media. Course content                                                           design, digital design, Website design,
instructors who are expert practitioners              courses, students choose to take in-depth coursework in one         environment are essential elements of this program. Recent natural                                                        focuses on gathering information,                                                               computer art, and public relations. Course       Students acquire a solid understanding of the law that balances
with up-to-the-minute, real-world experience.         of the following areas:                                             disasters and the arrival of international terrorism to the continental                                                   interviewing, editing, and conveying
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Kim Black, Adviser,                             content is balanced between traditional          theory and practice, and they gain an appreciation of the benefits of
                                                      	 •	 integrated	application	development                             United States have made homeland security a rapidly growing field with
                                                                                                                                                                                                       Kim Black, Adviser,                          information for the masses. Students are        Elmwood Campus                                  media training and progressive digital           ongoing professional development. Paralegal courses are taught by
The program is based in fundamental business          	 •	 business	systems	analysis                                      a high demand for skilled leadership. The federal government has cited it    Elmwood Campus                               encouraged to gather as much industry                                media. Writing skills are emphasized across      attorneys or senior paralegals who bring current legal experience into
concepts and practices, with an emphasis on           	 •	 information	technology                                         as one of 14 high-growth industries, and Career Voyages, a collaborative                            experience as possible as they sharpen their                                                    the media arts curriculum. Students may          the classroom. While paralegals may not provide legal services to the
working in groups and teams. As they complete                                                                             effort	between	the	U.S.	Departments	of	Labor	and	Education,	has	                                                          reporting and writing skills. Each student
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Lisa Hammons, Adviser,                          create portfolios of their work and are          public except as permitted by law, graduates of the program develop
curricular requirements, students learn to            The first two concentrations in the list above prepare students     identified	32	“In-Demand	Occupations”	related	to	homeland	security,	         Lisa Hammons, Adviser,                       in a degree or certificate program is also                                                      encouraged to earn as much industry              a practical understanding of professionalism and legal ethics that
	 •	 communicate	effectively	orally	and	in	writing    to build information systems for business and other enterprises.    from first responders to careers based in science, technology,                                                            required to complete an internship with a
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Mississippi Coast Campus                        experience as possible during their              enables them to
	 •			apply	analytical	techniques	and                 By leading organizations in the development of information          engineering, and mathematics (STEM), such as physicists, biochemists,
                                                                                                                                                                                                       Mississippi Coast Campus                     school-approved employer.                                          undergraduate program. Each student is           	 •		 perform	legal	and	factual	investigations
      computational processes to business             systems, graduates facilitate strategic planning, managerial        and computer technology professionals.                                                                                                                                                       required to complete an internship with a              using appropriate computer technology
      problem-solving                                 decision-making, and operational management.                                                                                                                                                  The program’s core elements include:            Sherry Chance, Director,                        school-approved employer.                        	 •		 draft	legal	documents
	 •	 develop	an	ethical	framework	to	apply	to	the                                                                         Students range in age from 19 to 56. About 75% are working                   Sherry Chance, Director,                     	 •	 writing	and	editing	skills
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Madison Campus                                                                                   	 •		 apply	organizational	skills	necessary	in	a	well-functioning
      issues facing the business community.           Individuals who can capture data, process it into information,      professionals, including first responders, current and former members        Madison Campus                               	 •	 an	understanding	of	media	law                                                              The program’s core elements include                    legal setting.
                                                      mine the data to discover new information, and apply that           of the military, emergency managers, and employees of private-sector                                                           and media ethics
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        	 •	 oral	and	written	applied
Students may earn an associate of arts degree,        knowledge to the decision making process are in high demand.        businesses that constitute critical infrastructure. The remaining 25% are
                                                                                                                                                                                                                        	 •	 acquaintance	with	the	relationship                                                              communications skills                       We	offer	a	free	placement	service	that	helps	link	employers	with	
minors, pre-baccalaureate certificates,               Professionals in the field are known by various titles,             typical college students, some of whom have a family connection with                                                           between media visuals and information
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    SCS students may major or minor in any          	 •	 acquaintance	with	computer	                 graduates and students. Job placement is enhanced by the work of
or post-baccalaureate certificates in several         including programmer, systems developer, systems analyst,           the security professions.
                                                                                                                                                                                                       In the Humanities curriculum, students
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    	 •	 an	understanding	of	the	relationship
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    of the broad array of disciplines in fine            technologies                                the student organization, the Tulane University Paralegal
areas, including advertising, accounting,             systems integrator, systems engineer, Web designer,
                                                                                                                                                                                                       study languages, literature, art history,
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         between traditional print media
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    arts, humanities, social sciences, and          	 •	 aspects	of	business	relevant                Association	(TUPA),	an	annual	Mock	Interview	Day,	a	paralegal	
finance, human resources development,                 database developer, database specialist, information systems        Homeland Security professionals establish policies to strengthen
                                                                                                                                                                                                       and other traditional humanities
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         and digital publication
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    sciences	offered	by	the	larger	university.	          to communicators.                           lending library, and solid academic and career guidance.
marketing, and small business development.            manager, and chief information officer.                             preparedness as they prevent and respond to threatened or actual
                                                                                                                                                                                                       disciplines. Students are free to combine
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    	 •	 development	of	a	marketable	portfolio
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    The general education requirements in
                                                                                                                          domestic terrorist attacks, major disasters, and other emergencies. The
                                                                                                                                                                                                       courses from various disciplines into a
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         of published work
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    liberal	arts	and	sciences	differ	from	SCS	      Students can tailor course selection             Legal	writing	and	research	and	legal	process	form	the	core	of	the	
Please note that bachelor degrees in business at      Students who pursue the Information Technology (IT)                 maintenance and restoration of civil government, civil society, and
                                                                                                                                                                                                       customized program of study.                                                                 requirements. In addition, because most         to their areas of interest, choosing electives   program while the internship, the final course in the paralegal
Tulane are granted only by the A.B. Freeman School    concentration become ready to participate in decisions about        rule of law are addressed, along with the creation of clear, productive                                                   Students may earn a bachelor of arts
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    courses in these majors and minors are          from an array of disciplines, including          sequence, ensures that all students completing the program gain
of Business, which does not accept business courses   the acquisition and operation of hardware and mission-critical      relationships between federal agencies, including the armed services,
                                                                                                                                                                                                       The Social Sciences curriculum
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    degree, an associate of arts degree, a minor,
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    taught exclusively during the day at the        English, speech, communications,                 practical experience in the legal field. In addition, students can
taken through the School of Continuing Studies.       software within an organization. IT professionals guide the         and state/local government.
                                                                                                                                                                                                       exposes students to a broad array of
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    or a post-baccalaureate certificate in
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Uptown Campus, students pay                     marketing, information technology,               choose from paralegal electives in a variety of areas including family
                                                      selection, installation, and integration of the hardware and
                                                                                                                                                                                                       social sciences disciplines, ranging
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    a higher tuition rate. Please consult           Website development, and media arts.             law, business and corporate law, medical legal issues, insurance
                                                      software products that constitute the organization’s planning,      The counterterrorism content of this program is based on a thorough
                                                                                                                                                                                                       from history and political science to                                                        with your academic adviser about degree                                                          practice, employment law, and immigration.
                                                      decision-making, and operational infrastructure. They also          understanding, anchored in the historical and cultural underpinnings,
                                                                                                                                                                                                       anthropology and sociology. As in the                                                        requirements and cost before deciding           Students may earn a bachelor of arts
                                                      support the overall computing environment. Some common              of the motivation and rationale of the terrorist movements that pose a
                                                                                                                                                                                                       Humanities curriculum, students may                                                          on a major or minor in the liberal              degree, an associate of arts degree,             Students may earn a bachelor of arts degree, an associate
                                                      job titles in IT are network specialist, support specialist,        threat to the United States and its allies. While tactical decision-making
                                                                                                                                                                                                       select topical courses within these                                                          arts and sciences.                              minors, or post-baccalaureate certificates       of arts degree, a minor, or a post-baccalaureate certificate
                                                                                                                                                                                                       disciplines to focus on a particular
                                                      network administrator, security specialist, system administrator,   is addressed, the focus is on the managerial and strategic level of                                                                                                                                                       in Media Arts disciplines.                       in Paralegal Studies.
                                                      Web administrator, IT manager, and chief technology officer.        leadership in the continental United States. Students learn to assess
                                                                                                                                                                                                       interest	area	(for	example,	Latin	America	                                                   Students may earn a bachelor of arts
                                                                                                                          port and rail security vulnerabilities and formulate solutions, as well
                                                                                                                                                                                                       or the urban U.S.)                                                                           degree, a bachelor of science degree,
                                                      Challenging academic programs are presented by a faculty            as develop plans for the preservation, prioritization, and eventual                                                                                                       or	a	bachelor	of	fine	arts	degree	in	Liberal	
                                                      of experienced information systems (IS) and information             reconstitution of government, security, and utilities.
                                                                                                                                                                                                       The	minor	in	Louisiana	Studies	gives	                                                        Arts and Sciences disciplines;
                                                      technology (IT) professionals. The combination of classroom
                                                                                                                                                                                                       students the opportunity to enhance                                                          several minors are also available.
                                                                                                                                                                                                       any	major	degree	program	offered	
                                                      presentation and practical, hands-on laboratory experience          The program’s flexibility allows advanced coursework relevant to
                                                      exposes the students to the conceptual and practical side of        individual interests and career goals. The successful student will be
                                                                                                                                                                                                       through the School of Continuing                                                             A	Master	of	Liberal	Arts	(MLA)	degree	is	
                                                                                                                                                                                                       Studies.	Louisiana	Studies	groups	                                                           also available. Interested students should
                                                      the discipline. The programs emphasize the development of
                                                      a student’s ability to think critically, communicate technical
                                                                                                                          well-prepared to formulate policy, develop plans, and make decisions in
                                                                                                                          preparing for and responding to natural disasters and acts of terrorism.
                                                                                                                                                                                                       together	classes	offered	throughout	the	
                                                                                                                                                                                                       university that relate to the immediate
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    contact	the	MLA	director,	Ronna	Burger,
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          SCS students earn
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          their degrees
                                                      information	effectively,	collaborate	in	a	team	environment,
                                                                                                                                                                                                       geographic region, encompassing the
                                                      and act professionally and ethically, while developing depth        Students may earn a bachelor of arts degree, a minor,
                                                                                                                                                                                                       disciplines of anthropology, architecture,
                                                      and breadth in the field.                                           or a post-baccalaureate certificate in Homeland Security

                                                      Students may earn a bachelor of science degree
                                                                                                                          Studies. A Master of Professional Studies (MPS) degree in Homeland
                                                                                                                          Security Studies is also available.
                                                                                                                                                                                                       English, history, and others.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          from Tulane, one
                                                      or an associate of science degree in Applied Computing
                                                      Systems and Technology; a minor and several
                                                                                                                                                                                                       Students may earn a bachelor
                                                                                                                                                                                                       of arts degree in Humanities                                                                                                                                                                                                       of the nation’s
                                                      post-baccalaureate certificates are also available.
                                                                                                                                                                                                       or Social Sciences or a minor
                                                                                                                                                                                                       in	Louisiana	Studies.                                                                                                                                                                                                              top universities.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 As with all degrees from Tulane,
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 a degree from SCS enjoys a
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 national and international
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 reputation that will continue to
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 grow in value and prestige.
Earn a degree                                                                                                                                           The School of Continuing Studies
that carries                                                                                                                                            enrolls all part-time undergraduate students
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         SCS students have access to all of the
a lot of weight nationally.                                                                                                  Uptown Campus
                                                                                                                                                        at Tulane University, as well as graduate students
                                                                                                                                                        pursuing a master of liberal arts degree or
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         facilities available to any Tulane student,
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         including libraries and athletic facilities.
                                                                                                                             125 Gibson Hall            a master of professional studies degree
                                                                                                                             Tulane University          in	Homeland	Security	Studies.	SCS	offers
                                                                                                                             New	Orleans,	LA	70118      several associate and bachelor degrees
                                                                                                                                                        and pre-and post-baccalaureate certificates.
                                                                                •   Open Admission: SCS’s open               (504) 865-5555             Some SCS students enroll purely for the pleasure
                                                                                    admission policy makes it easy                                      of learning or to enhance a particular skill.

                                                                                    for students to enroll with a high                  •               The Uptown, Elmwood, Mississippi Coast,                           •   Convenient Campuses: In addition to attending class on the
                                                                                    school	diploma	or	GED,	1-page	                                                                                                            historic	main	campus	in	Uptown	New	Orleans,	students	may	take	
 Tulane’s School of Continuing Studies                                              application, and $25 application
                                                                                                                                                        and Madison campuses, online courses, evening
                                                                                                                                                                                                                              courses at the Elmwood campus in Harahan (800 E. Commerce Rd.,
 is accessible, flexible, student-centered,                                                                                  Elmwood Campus             and Saturday classes, and a flexible approach                         Suite 100), at the Mississippi Coast campus in Biloxi (2600 Beach
                                                                                    fee. No standardized test scores are
                                                                                                                             800 East Commerce Road     to education are hallmarks of a tradition                             Boulevard, Suite 18), or at the Madison campus in Madison, MS (2115
 and surprisingly affordable.                                                       required. SCS has no application
                                                                                                                             Suite 100                  of innovative community outreach that dates

                                                                                    deadlines; students may apply                                                                                                             Main Street), as well as online.
                                                                                    year-round for the fall, spring,         Harahan,	LA	70123          to 1890. The diverse students and faculty at SCS
                                                                                    and summer semesters.                                               combine real-world experience with a commitment                   •   Concurrent Enrollment: Qualified high school students can get
                                                                                                                             (504) 865-5333             to the pursuit of knowledge.                                          a head start on their college careers by taking classes through the
                                                                                •   Earn Up to 13 Credits Per Semester:                                                                                                       concurrent enrollment program. In order to participate, a student
                                                                                    Although students enrolled in SCS                                                                                                         must have a GPA of 3.2 or higher, a SAT score of at least 1725 or an
                                                                                    are classified as part-time, they may               •                                                                                     ACT score of at least 25, and a recommendation from his/her high
                                                                                    earn up to 13 credits each semester.                                                                                                      school counselor.
                                                                                    (Most SCS courses are three credits).    Mississippi Coast Campus
                                                                                    This 13-credit maximum may qualify
                                                                                    students for continued coverage
                                                                                                                             Edgewater Mall                                                                               •   Flexible Schedules:	SCS	courses	are	offered	during	the	day,	in	the	        Our faculty are professionals
                                                                                    on parental health insurance policies,
                                                                                    and other such benefits available
                                                                                                                             2600 Beach Blvd.
                                                                                                                             Suite 18
                                                                                                                                                                                                                              evening (when most classes meet once a week), or on Saturdays.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                              Online	courses	provide	even	more	scheduling	flexibility.                   in their fields. Most are
                                                                                    to students who earn 12 or more
                                                                                    credits in a semester.
                                                                                                                             Biloxi, MS 39531
                                                                                                                                                                                                                          •   Extra Credit: Students can fast-track their college careers, earning       actively practicing, and all
                                                                                •   Tuition: Tuition for SCS courses is
                                                                                                                             (228) 388-5769                                                                                   a semester or more in credits from life experience, military training,
                                                                                                                                                                                                                              law enforcement training, or knowledge gained through on-the-              have graduate degrees.
                                                                                    surprisingly	affordable,		and	SCS	                                                                                                        job training. In some cases, students simply complete paperwork
                                                                                    students may apply to receive their                 •                                                                                     related to the training in order to receive the credits; in other cases,
                                                                                    seventh course free after completing                                                                                                      testing is required. Students should consult an academic adviser for
                                                                                    and paying for six three-credit          Madison Campus                                                                                   additional information.
                                                                                    undergraduate courses at Tulane.
                                                                                                                             2115 Main Street
                                                                                                                             Madison, MS 39110
                                                                                •   Financial Aid: Federal financial aid
                                                                                    is available to qualified part-time
      Programs are designed especially for part-time students with multiple
                                                                                    students. Eligible SCS students          (601) 605-0007
      campus	locations	(Uptown	New	Orleans;	Elmwood	in	Harahan;	Biloxi,	
                                                                                    who enroll for at least 12 credits
      MS; and Madison, MS), and daytime, evening, Saturday, and online
      courses taught by faculty who bring a mixture of practical experience
                                                                                    per semester can participate                                                                                                                 Visit our Web site at for more
                                                                                    in	Louisiana’s	Taylor	Opportunity	                                                                                                           information about any of the areas outlined in this
      and scholarly knowledge into the classroom.
                                                                                    Program	for	Students	(TOPS).
                                                                                    SCS also honors the Mississippi
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 brochure, including faculty and course listings.
      Explore the areas outlined in this brochure, then visit the Website for
      more information at
                                                                                    Tuition Assistance Grant (MTAG)
                                                                                    award for eligible students attending
                                                                                                                                                                                                     Not all degrees and programs are offered
                                                                                    the Mississippi Coast campus                                                                                                                 at each campus. Please consult an adviser
                                                                                    and Madison campus.                                                                                                                          or program director for details.

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