About Us

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.

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Undergraduate Class of 2013/2014 By the Numbers

  • Students: 1424
  • Men: 44%
  • Women: 56%
  • Students of color: 52%

Diversity of Academic Choices

  • One major: 16%
  • Second major: 11%
  • Major(s) with minor(s) 46%
  • Major(s) with certificate(s) 15%
  • One major, one minor, one certificate 12%

Academic Engagement

  • Undergraduate Research: 55%
  • Graduation with Distinction: 24%
  • Study Abroad: 47%
  • Service Learning Classes: 40%
  • DukeEngage: 26%

Graduate Class of 2013/2014 By the Numbers

  • 391 Graduating Students
  • Men: 52%
  • Women: 48%
  • Students of color: 47%

Credentials

  • 156 Ph.D. graduates
  • 207 Master's degree graduates
  • 13 Master of Fine Arts graduates
  • 15 Master of Arts in Teaching graduates

Undergraduate Programs

Class Size

  • 75% of classes under 20 students
  • 6% of class have more than 50 students

Majors & Minors:  See Listing

Ten largest major programs: economics, public policy studies, biology, psychology, computer science, political science, neuroscience, mathematics, evolutionary anthropology, English

Ten largest minor programs: chemistry, economics, global health, psychology, biology, Spanish, computer science, Asian and Middle Eastern studies, history, financial economics

Certificates: See Listing

Five largest certificate programs: Markets & Management; Energy and the Environment; Policy Journalism & Media Studies; Politics, Genome Sciences and Policy; Philosophy & Economics

Growth in Undergraduate Research

  • 2004-2005: 39% of graduating class participated
  • 2013-2015: 55% of graduating class participated

Growth in Graduation with Distinction Senior Thesis

  • 2003-2004: 13% of graduating class participated
  • 2013-2014: 24% of graduating class participated

Knowledge in Service to Society

  • 27 Departments offer service-learning courses
  • 64 service learning course sections offered

Graduate Programs

Doctoral Programs

Ten largest doctoral programs: economics, psychology, political science, English, chemistry, mathematics, physics, computer science, statistical science, religious studies

Master's Programs

Ten largest master's programs: economics, statistics and economics modeling, computer science, East Asian studies, political science, liberal studies, religion, history, Slavic & Eurasian studies, English

Certificate Programs

Ten largest graduate certificate programs: teaching, women's studies, cognitive neuroscience, nanoscience, Latin American and Caribbean studies, African & African American Studies, developmental psychology, East Asian studies, teaching college biology, interdisciplinary Medieval and Renaissance studies

Faculty

  • 646 Faculty Members
  • Women: 38%
  • 36 Departments & Programs

Research

  • $58M in 2013/2014
  • 458 research grants

Research Sponsors

  • National Science Foundation: 31%
  • National Institutes of Health: 26%
  • Non-federal sources: 22%
  • Department of Defense: 6%
  • Department of Energy: 13%
  • Other Federal Agencies: 2%