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Duke Academics

Duke University requires at least 34 courses to graduate with a bachelor's degree. There is no accelarated degree program, . Additionally, Duke has a summer session, so students can earn credits during the summer. Around 95% of students who started college at Duke finish the requirements for graduation within six years. Duke offers an orientation program before the start of fall classes to prepare new students for college life.

Which Courses Are Required at Duke?

Duke has a core curriculum, which means there are certain classes or types of classes all students must take to graduate. Students are required to fulfill a lanuage requirement as well as a math and science requirement. Students do not have to take a computer class.

Majors at Duke

When choosing a major, Duke students have several choices to make. Scroll down to see a full list of majors offered at Duke below. Student struggling to choose just one area of study may consider a double major. Double majoring may mean taking more courses, but it can provide an interesting mix of experience that helps students stand out when job searching or applying to a graduate program.

If students would like to study something that is not offered as an official major, they can design their own major. Duke does not require all students to complete a senior project.

Does Duke Offer Learning Disability Services?

Duke offers services for students with disabilities. Prospective students can contact the college's Office of Disability Services to learn more about any support and accomodations offered. These conversations are usually kept confidential and will not be shared with the admissions office if you do not wish to share.

Does Duke Offer Online Classes?

Duke does not have distance learning options or fully-online programs, so students must be able to attend classes on-campus.

Does Duke Give AP Credit?

Duke offers some credit for Advanced Placement (AP) classes taken in high school. Schools have different requirements for what AP scores they accept, so some students may not receive AP credit.

Does Duke Have An Honor's Program?

Duke does not offer an honors program for highly-qualified applicants, but does not offer a Freshman Honors College.

Does Duke Require Internships?

Duke does not require an internship for all students Students can still look for internships during the summer, or gain work experience with a part-time job.

Duke Majors & Subject Areas

Natural Resources/Conservation, General
Environmental Studies
Natural Resources Management and Policy
Forest Management/Forest Resources Management
African Studies
East Asian Studies
Area Studies, Other
Women's Studies
Journalism, Other
Computer and Information Sciences, Other
Computer Science
International and Comparative Education
Teacher Education, Multiple Levels
Bioengineering and Biomedical Engineering
Civil Engineering, General
Computer Engineering, General
Electrical and Electronics Engineering
Materials Engineering
Mechanical Engineering
Environmental Engineering Technology/Environmental Technology
Engineering/Industrial Management
Foreign Languages and Literatures, General
Slavic Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics, General
Russian Language and Literature
German Language and Literature
Romance Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics, General
French Language and Literature
Italian Language and Literature
Portuguese Language and Literature
Spanish Language and Literature
Romance Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics, Other
Classics and Classical Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics, General
Legal Research and Advanced Professional Studies, Other
English Language and Literature, General
English Language and Literature/Letters, Other
Humanities/Humanistic Studies
Liberal Arts and Sciences, General Studies and Humanities, Other
Biology/Biological Sciences, General
Biomedical Sciences, General
Molecular Biology
Cell/Cellular Biology and Histology
Molecular Genetics
Genome Sciences/Genomics
Pathology/Experimental Pathology
Biomathematics, Bioinformatics, and Computational Biology, Other
Marine Biology and Biological Oceanography
Mathematics, General
Statistics, General
Medieval and Renaissance Studies
Religion/Religious Studies
Christian Studies
Religious Education
Theology/Theological Studies
Chemistry, General
Geology/Earth Science, General
Geological and Earth Sciences/Geosciences, Other
Physics, General
Optics/Optical Sciences
Physics, Other
Psychology, General
Public Policy Analysis, General
Public Policy Analysis, Other
Economics, General
Econometrics and Quantitative Economics
International Relations and Affairs
Political Science and Government, General
Visual and Performing Arts, General
Dance, General
Drama and Dramatics/Theatre Arts, General
Art/Art Studies, General
Art History, Criticism and Conservation
Fine Arts and Art Studies, Other
Music, General
Visual and Performing Arts, Other
Health/Health Care Administration/Management
Health Information/Medical Records Administration/Administrator
Physician Assistant
Ophthalmic Technician/Technologist
International Public Health/International Health
Physical Therapy/Therapist
Medical Informatics
Bioethics/Medical Ethics
Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse
Nursing Administration
Adult Health Nurse/Nursing
Nurse Anesthetist
Family Practice Nurse/Nursing
Maternal/Child Health and Neonatal Nurse/Nursing
Nursing Science
Pediatric Nurse/Nursing
Critical Care Nursing
Nursing Education
Nursing Practice
Women's Health Nurse/Nursing
Business Administration and Management, General
Entrepreneurship/Entrepreneurial Studies
International Business/Trade/Commerce
History, General
History, Other

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