Application deadline for Regular Decision is Thursday, January 2, 2020.

Academic Possibilities

Academic Possibilities

Curriculum for the Curious

There’s no right or wrong way to navigate the Duke academic experience within our two undergraduate schools—Trinity College of Arts & Sciences and Pratt School of Engineering. You can combine disciplines or delve into a specialized study. You can research, write, act, compete, create, calculate, or champion—because at Duke, we believe that growth comes from exploration.
students walking across West Campus in the fall
Students make their way through West Campus during an afternoon class change.
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Patrick Douthit, aka 9th Wonder, teaches Introduction to Hip-Hop Production.
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Dance class in The Ark on East Campus.
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Duke undergraduate students in Bio 202 tour the Duke greenhouses.
two students racing in a self-built motor car

Majors

African and African American Studies
Art History
Asian and Middle Eastern Studies
Biology
Biomedical Engineering*
Biophysics
Brazilian and Global Portuguese Studies
Chemistry
Civil Engineering*
Classical Civilization
Classical Languages
Computer Science
Cultural Anthropology
Dance
Earth and Ocean Sciences
Economics
Electrical and Computer Engineering*
English
Environmental Engineering*
Environmental Sciences
Environmental Sciences and Policy
Evolutionary Anthropology
French Studies
Gender, Sexuality, and Feminist Studies
German
Global Cultural Studies
Global Health**
History
Interdepartmental Major
International Comparative Studies
Italian Studies
Linguistics
Mathematics
Mechanical Engineering*
Medieval and Renaissance Studies
Music
Neuroscience
Philosophy
Physics
Political Science
Program II (self-designed degree, BA or BS)
Psychology
Public Policy Studies
Religious Studies
Romance Studies
Russian
Slavic and Eurasian Studies
Sociology
Spanish, Latin American, and Latino/a Studies
Statistical Science
Theater Studies
Visual Arts
Visual and Media Studies


Minors

African and African American Studies
Art History
Asian and Middle Eastern Studies
Biology
Brazilian and Global Portuguese Studies
Chemistry
Classical Archaeology
Classical Civilization
Computational Biology and Bioinformatics
Computer Science
Creative Writing
Cultural Anthropology
Dance
Earth and Ocean Sciences
Economics
Education
Electrical and Computer Engineering
Energy Engineering*
English
Environmental Sciences and Policy
Evolutionary Anthropology
Finance
French Studies
Gender, Sexuality, and Feminist Studies
German
Global Cultural Studies
Global Health
Greek
History
Italian Studies
Latin
Linguistics
Mathematics
Medieval and Renaissance Studies
Music
Neuroscience
Philosophy
Photography
Physics
Polish Culture and Language
Political Science
Psychology
Religious Studies
Russian Language and Culture
Russian Literature in Translation
Sociology
Spanish Studies
Statistical Science
Theater Studies
Turkish Language and Culture
Visual Arts
Visual and Media Studies


Certificates

A certificate is an interdisciplinary program of study similar in its requirements to a minor.
Aerospace Engineering*
Architectural Engineering*
Arts of the Moving Image
Child Policy Research
Civic Engagement & Social Change
Decision Sciences
Documentary Studies
East Asian Studies
Energy and the Environment
Global Development Engineering*
Human Development
Human Rights
Information Science + Information Studies
Innovation and Entrepreneurship
Jewish Studies
Latin American Studies
Latino / Latina Studies in the Global South
Marine Science and Conservation Leadership
Markets and Management Studies
Marxism and Society
Philosophy, Politics and Economics
Policy Journalism and Media Studies
Science and Society
Study of Ethics
Sustainability Engagement
*Only offered to students pursuing an engineering degree from the Pratt School of Engineering.
**Only available as a second major.


Academic Possibilities

83%
of Duke students pursue more than one major

Create Your Own Degree Program

Program II

an individualized degree program where students design their major
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Research Opportunities

53%
undergraduates graduate with research experience

Research Funding

$800
million spent on Duke research each year

Service

393
DukeEngage participants in 2019

Global Learning

43
Duke-In programs taught by Duke faculty

Research

249
Bass Connections partnerships across 33 countries
duke students walking and talking through the New College campus in Oxford, England
Duke students on the campus of New College in Oxford, England.