About Us

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Trinity College of Arts & Sciences is the heart of Duke University, second in faculty size only to Duke's top ranked School of Medicine. We award nearly 80 percent of undergraduate degrees and support deeply interdisciplinary exploration in our undergraduate and graduate curricula. We value ambition paired with meaningful goals, and we strive to give students exceptional access to our faculty and their research programs. We believe in the transformational possibilities of a Duke Education.

Our Mission

The mission of Trinity College of Arts and Sciences at Duke University has several dimensions. 

  • Provide a superior liberal education to undergraduate students, attending not only to their intellectual growth but also to their development as adults committed to high ethical standards and full participation as leaders in their communities.
  • Advance the frontiers of knowledge and contribute boldly to the international community of scholarship.
  • Promote an intellectual environment built on a commitment to free and open inquiry.
  • Promote a deep appreciation for the range of human difference and potential, a sense of the obligations and rewards of citizenship, and a commitment to learning, freedom and truth.