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Special Programs

What sets The University of Tulsa apart is our ability to personalize each student’s educational experience. Our goal is to prepare students to go out into the world with the tools they need to pursue their passions.

TU offers majors, minors, concentrations within majors and certificate programs to round out students’ academic interests. Recognizing learning also happens outside the classroom, we offer opportunities to connect our students with real-world experiences through internships and study abroad.

Here’s a look at some of the programs helping students realize their full potential.


Advanced Placement Credit

TU offers course credit for AP Advanced Placement classes taken in high school. TU offers course credit for AP Advanced Placement classes taken in high school. TU offers course credit for AP Advanced Placement classes taken in high school.

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Air Force ROTC Program

By agreement with the U.S. Air Force, eligible full-time students at The University of Tulsa may participate in Oklahoma State University Air Force ROTC. Cadets participating in the program maintain their status as students at The University of Tulsa and graduate with full TU credentials. Upon graduation, they receive commissions as second lieutenants in the U.S. Air Force.

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Early Careers in Community Medicine

The Early Careers in Community Medicine (ECCM) program provides highly qualified undergraduate students at The University of Tulsa with a unique opportunity to pursue an early provisional acceptance into the University of Oklahoma College of Medicine program, leading to an M.D. degree.

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Global Scholars

The TU Global Scholars program equips students with the skills and tools they need to thrive in any environment. The program focuses on big questions affecting the world today and helps prepare students to answer them though study abroad experiences, general eduation classes and monthly programming.

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Honors Program

The TU Honors Program engages students who possess a spirit of intellectual curiosity in a lively and sustained conversation about the great ideas of the past and how they influence the present. Skills learned though the TU Honors Program include the ability to engage others thoughtfully and generously; the ability to judge for oneself the merits and liabilities of one_s own best thinking; and the ability to imagine the consequences of that thinking.

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International Baccalaureate Credit

The University of Tulsa recognizes the rigor of the International Baccalaureate curriculum by offering credit to students who earn the IB Diploma or achieve certain scores in the IB program

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JumpStart TU

JumpstartTU Abroad is a short term intensive experience designed to prepare new TU students for the challenges and opportunities that distinguishes a TU education and provides an introduction to studying abroad.

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Pre-Law

The TU Pre-Law Program offers students ample resources to learn about and to prepare for law school and careers in the law. From political science to psychology, students are admitted to law school from almost every academic discipline.

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Pre-Med

Housed within the Department of Biological Science, The University of Tulsa has provided exceptional preparation for the healthcare professions for more than 60 years. Although a majority of pre-health professional students at TU choose to major in one of the sciences, students can major in any discipline.

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Presbyterian Leaders and Scholars Program

Presbyterian Leadership Scholars, through weekly luncheon meetings gather to pursue the knowledge and understanding of the Reformed life of faith as it challenges and encourages them to live out their calling (vocatio) in servant leadership.

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Presidential Leaders Fellowship

The Presidential Leaders Fellowship program is taught by TU President Gerard Clancy and prepares students to maximize their TU experience through research, community service, global education and internships.

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Presidential Scholarship

The TU Presidential Scholarship is the most prestigious academic merit award given by the University. The award is based on a number of factors, including exceptional performance in a rigorous college preparatory curriculum, ACT/SAT scores, demonstrated leadership and/or service.

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Tulsa Undergraduate Research Challenge (TURC)

The Tulsa Undergraduate Research Challenge (TURC) is an innovative program that enables undergraduates to take challenging courses and conduct advanced research with the guidance of top TU professors.

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Progressive Research and Study Facilities

Our research and study facilities include computer security labs in TU’s Center for Information Security, the Williams Communications Fiber Optic Networking Laboratory, the Genave King Rogers Center for Business Law, the Williams Risk Management Center and the digital video production labs in Chapman Hall.

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