All incoming students are assigned a college advisor—a faculty or staff member to advise you about academic pathways, help choose courses, provide guidance on curricular issues and opportunities, and connect you with other advisors at Duke.
Once you declare your major your sophomore year, you’ll be assigned an advisor within your major to be utilized alongside your existing college advisor.
Duke offers specialized advising for students considering graduate or professional schools in law, health, and business. Preprofessional advisors counsel students on applying to programs and provide information on career opportunities.
Directors of Undergraduate Studies
Every department at Duke has a director of undergraduate studies who works with all Duke students, not just those who have declared a major. Their mission is to help students learn more about specific majors, get engaged in research, and more.
Faculty mentors in the sciences, social sciences, and humanities provide guidance to undergraduates participating in research projects, no matter the size or scope. As students advance in their research, they become more independent as they advance skills in inquiry, problem solving, and analysis.
Directors of Academic Engagement
Directors of Academic Engagement (DAE) work with students to define their academic goals and seek opportunities for academic exploration within and beyond the traditional classroom such as a Bass Connection project.
Global Ed Advisors