About Us

Trinity College of Arts & Sciences is the heart of Duke University.

Our three academic divisions – the Arts & Humanities, Natural Sciences and Social Sciences – offer a robust and contemporary liberal arts education in a world-class research environment. That setting enables us to provide a transformational experience for every student, and offers a stimulating and rewarding community for faculty and staff.

The college serves 80 percent of the Duke University’s undergraduate population as well as hundreds of graduate students in a wide array of master’s degree and PhD programs. Our inherently interdisciplinary culture means our faculty and students regularly collaborate with and study alongside their peers in the Pratt School of Engineering, the School of Medicine, the Sanford School of Public Policy, the Nicholas School of the Environment, and more.

We value ambition paired with meaningful goals, and we strive to give students exceptional access to our faculty and their research programs.

Our Mission

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

  • Provide a world-class liberal arts education to undergraduate students, attending not only to their intellectual growth but also to their development as adults who are committed to high ethical standards and full participation as leaders in their fields and 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.