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 Economics, General, Biology/Biological Sciences, General, Public Policy Analysis, General, Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse, Psychology, General. 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 2018 (1st majors)

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My Majors Major # Students # Female % Female # Male % Male
African Studies 3 3 100% 0 %
Anatomy 55 40 73% 15 27%
Anthropology 30 19 63% 11 37%
Area Studies, Other 10 6 60% 4 40%
Art History, Criticism and Conservation 6 4 67% 2 33%
Bioengineering and Biomedical Engineering 99 36 36% 63 64%
Biology/Biological Sciences, General 176 109 62% 67 38%
Biophysics 7 4 57% 3 43%
Chemistry, General 36 14 39% 22 61%
Civil Engineering, General 12 6 50% 6 50%
Classics and Classical Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics, General 5 1 20% 4 80%
Computer Science 93 24 26% 69 74%
Computer and Information Sciences, Other 1 1 100% 0 %
Dance, General 2 2 100% 0 %
Drama and Dramatics/Theatre Arts, General 5 2 40% 3 60%
Economics, General 180 57 32% 123 68%
Electrical and Electronics Engineering 89 13 15% 76 85%
English Language and Literature, General 34 18 53% 16 47%
Environmental Engineering Technology/Environmental Technology 2 1 50% 1 50%
Environmental Studies 40 23 58% 17 43%
Foreign Languages and Literatures, General 8 5 63% 3 38%
French Language and Literature 9 7 78% 2 22%
Geological and Earth Sciences/Geosciences, Other 7 4 57% 3 43%
History, General 39 15 38% 24 62%
History, Other 2 2 100% 0 %
International and Comparative Education 43 39 91% 4 9%
Linguistics 5 4 80% 1 20%
Mathematics, General 38 15 39% 23 61%
Mechanical Engineering 71 25 35% 46 65%
Music, General 5 3 60% 2 40%
Neuroscience 87 49 56% 38 44%
Philosophy 13 5 38% 8 62%
Physics, General 20 8 40% 12 60%
Political Science and Government, General 69 32 46% 37 54%
Psychology, General 109 82 75% 27 25%
Public Policy Analysis, General 158 100 63% 58 37%
Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse 139 121 87% 18 13%
Religion/Religious Studies 7 1 14% 6 86%
Romance Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics, Other 2 1 50% 1 50%
Russian Language and Literature 2 1 50% 1 50%
Sociology 33 16 48% 17 52%
Spanish Language and Literature 6 5 83% 1 17%
Statistics, General 23 11 48% 12 52%
Visual and Performing Arts, General 2 2 100% 0 %
Visual and Performing Arts, Other 23 15 65% 8 35%
Women's Studies 5 5 100% 0 %
Degree data from 2015-2016
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