Two schools at Duke University are devoted to undergraduates: Trinity College of Arts and Sciences and Pratt School of Engineering. Combined they offer fifty majors, fifty-two minors, and the ability for students to design their own interdisciplinary majors. Students have the option to pursue three minors, certificates, and a second major.

A majority of those attending will go to Trinity College, but the top five majors within Duke are Public Policy Analysis, General, Econometrics and Quantitative Economics, Biology/Biological Sciences, General, Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse, Bioengineering and Biomedical Engineering. Every student will work with the advising staff to choose courses and decide on a major. This also includes selecting classes that will strengthen their skills and help them explore different career tracks.

Top Majors and Programs - Most Popular Degrees in 2019 (1st majors)

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My Majors Major # Students # Female % Female # Male % Male
African Studies 3 2 67% 1 33%
Anatomy 42 27 64% 15 36%
Anthropology 25 21 84% 4 16%
Area Studies, Other 13 12 92% 1 8%
Art History, Criticism and Conservation 8 7 88% 1 13%
Bioengineering and Biomedical Engineering 122 46 38% 76 62%
Biology/Biological Sciences, General 168 104 62% 64 38%
Biophysics 2 0 % 2 100%
Biostatistics 3 0 % 3 100%
Chemistry, General 34 12 35% 22 65%
Civil Engineering, General 16 9 56% 7 44%
Classics and Classical Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics, General 2 0 % 2 100%
Computer Science 112 35 31% 77 69%
Computer and Information Sciences, Other 2 1 50% 1 50%
Drama and Dramatics/Theatre Arts, General 4 1 25% 3 75%
Econometrics and Quantitative Economics 192 66 34% 126 66%
Economics, General 1 1 100% 0 0%
Electrical and Electronics Engineering 96 18 19% 78 81%
English Language and Literature, General 33 24 73% 9 27%
Environmental Engineering Technology/Environmental Technology 4 3 75% 1 25%
Environmental Studies 38 24 63% 14 37%
Foreign Languages and Literatures, General 5 4 80% 1 20%
French Language and Literature 11 8 73% 3 27%
Geological and Earth Sciences/Geosciences, Other 12 7 58% 5 42%
German Language and Literature 2 2 100% 0 0%
History, General 32 14 44% 18 56%
History, Other 5 1 20% 4 80%
International and Comparative Education 37 32 86% 5 14%
Journalism, Other 1 0 % 1 100%
Linguistics 6 4 67% 2 33%
Mathematics, General 31 7 23% 24 77%
Mechanical Engineering 78 18 23% 60 77%
Medieval and Renaissance Studies 2 2 100% 0 0%
Music, General 4 3 75% 1 25%
Neuroscience 76 42 55% 34 45%
Philosophy 10 4 40% 6 60%
Physics, General 12 6 50% 6 50%
Political Science and Government, General 94 44 47% 50 53%
Psychology, General 105 84 80% 21 20%
Public Policy Analysis, General 194 125 64% 69 36%
Public Policy Analysis, Other 1 1 100% 0 0%
Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse 137 120 88% 17 12%
Religion/Religious Studies 2 1 50% 1 50%
Romance Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics, Other 1 1 100% 0 0%
Sociology 41 15 37% 26 63%
Spanish Language and Literature 6 6 100% 0 0%
Statistics, General 29 12 41% 17 59%
Visual and Performing Arts, General 3 2 67% 1 33%
Visual and Performing Arts, Other 17 13 76% 4 24%
Women's Studies 5 5 100% 0 0%
Degree data from 2016-2017
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