Academics

Trinity College of Arts & Sciences awards nearly 80 percent of undergraduate degrees at Duke, and nearly 40 percent of all graduate degrees in disciplines across the arts, humanities, natural sciences and social sciences. We offer bachelor of arts and bachelor science programs; master of arts, master of fine arts and master of science programs; doctoral programs; and specialized certificate programs for both undergraduate and graduate students.

Summer Session provides academic opportunities for Duke students, visiting college students from other universities, high school students, and international students. The Continuing Studies program offers youth programs (spanning arts to science to college prep), an extensive suite of professional certificates, two management training programs, lifelong learning courses and events, and online courses.

Arts & Humanities

Duke’s humanities departments represent some of the top-ranked programs in the nation. Particular areas of teaching and research strength abound in the broad areas of languages and literatures, religion and philosophy, cultural history and visual studies, using the full range of traditional and new digital modes of inquiry. In addition, research in the humanities is strongly allied with the interpretive social sciences. Duke is also a rich place to study, practice and perform art, creative writing, dance, media and visual arts, music and theater. Our programs are defined by the university’s culture of cross-disciplinary research and education.

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Natural Sciences

Natural Sciences

In Trinity College of Arts & Sciences, the biological sciences are studied in the departments of Biology, Evolutionary Anthropology, and Psychology and Neuroscience. The physical sciences are the focus of the departments of Chemistry and Physics. In addition, the mathematical sciences constitute natural sciences in and of themselves, but also provide a common language for the quantitative study of all aspects of nature. At Duke, such work is pursued within and across the departments of Mathematics, Computer Science and Statistical Science.

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Social Sciences

Social Sciences

Our social science disciplines apply both quantitative scientific and interpretive humanistic methodologies to study diverse patterns of human behavior, social structures and cultural and social change. Highly-ranked departments in the Social Sciences Division of Trinity College of Arts & Sciences, such as economics, history, political science, sociology, cultural anthropology, African and African American studies and gender, sexuality and feminist studies, produce research and scholarship that advance their respective fields and the university's goal of knowledge in service of society.

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