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SoPA and Tulane University are excited to announce the transition back to campus for the fall semester. While we encourage students to continue to meet with advisors, faculty and staff remotely, our offices will be open for limited in-person visits. Beginning Monday August 3, Elmwood offices are open 8:30A.M.– 5:00P.M. Gibson Hall offices will remain closed as Tulane renovates new space for SoPA on the Uptown campus. All faculty and staff are working and available.

Please continue to check your Tulane email, Canvas, the SoPA COVID-19 FAQ, and the Tulane Return to Campus page for updates.

Distribution Requirements

Undergraduate degree distribution requirements are courses selected from the humanities, social sciences and sciences; degree programs generally require between two and four courses from each area in order to assure a well-rounded education. The courses listed below fulfill general distribution requirements; please consult your program of interest to determine the number of courses to be taken and, in some cases, the specific classes to be completed.


Africana Studies (ADST)
Architecture (PAAR) **
Art (ARHS, ARST) *
Business Ethics (BSMT) 3380 **
Classics (CLAS)
Communication (COMM, PACM) **
Digital Design (DDSN) 1100, 1101, 1102, 1400, 1500, 1501, 1502, 1503
Dance (DANC) *
English Literature (ENLS) (PAEN) **
Foreign Language (see class schedule)
General Legal Studies (GLSP) 4190 **
Information Technology (CPST) 3050 **
Jewish Studies (JWST)
Journalism (JOUR) 2010, 3140, 3200 **
Kinesiology (KINE) 4050 **
Linguistics (LING)
Music (PAMU, MUSC) **
Philosophy (PHIL)
Public Relations (PRPA) 1010, 2010, 2050, 2100
Religious Studies (PARL) **
Theater (PATR, THEA) **
Speech (SPEC) 1400, 3110 **


Social Sciences

Anthropology (ANTH, PAAN **)
Consumer Behavior (BSMK) 3300 **
Digital Design (DDSN) 2100 **
Earth & Environmental Sciences (EENS) 2060 **
Economics (ECON, PAEC **)
Gender & Sexuality Studies (GESS)
General Legal Studies (GLSP) 2010, 4050, 4070, 4350 **
Homeland Security Studies (HMLS) 2750, 3250, 3500, 4500 **
Kinesiology (KINE) 2010, 3220, 3250, 3500, 3600, 4010, 4250 **
Latin American Studies (LAST)
Political Economy (PECN)
Political Science (POLA, POLC, POLI, POLS, POLT)
Sociology (SOCI, PASO) **



Anthropology (ANTH) 1010 **
Astronomy (ASTR)
Biology (PABI) **
Cell Biology (CELL)
Chemistry (CHEM)
Earth & Environmental Sciences (EENS)
Ecology & Evolutionary Biology (EBIO)
Homeland Security Studies (HMLS) 3150 **
Information Technology (CPST)
Kinesiology (KINE) 1800, 2220, 2230, 2330, 3110, 3120, 3130, 3200, 3330, 4030, 4070, 4110, 4200 **
Mathematics (MATH)
Physics (PHYS, PAPY)
Psychology (PSYC)

*Satisfies the Liberal Arts/Sciences Fine Arts requirement

**Satisfies distribution requirement for students majoring in SoPA disciplines only