Duke University - Bachelor's Degree

Duke University’s home campus situated on nearly 9,000 acres is located in Durham, North Carolina. The University offers programs in business, divinity, engineering, the environment, law, medicine, nursing and public policy. Duke University is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools to award baccalaureate, masters, doctorate, and professional degrees.

  • Average Tuition USD 49,341

School Description

Duke University was established in 1924 by James Buchanan Duke as a memorial to his father, Washington Duke. The University’s roots however, go as far back as 1838, when local Methodist and Quaker communities opened the Union Institute. The school was re-named Trinity College in 1892 when it moved to Durham. During this time Benjamin Newton Duke served as a primary benefactor and in December 1924, Benjamin’s brother, James B. Duke, created the family philanthropic foundation, The Duke Endowment, which provided for the expansion of Trinity College into Duke University; subsequent to this Trinity underwent both a physical and academic expansion. Hence, the small college developed into a complex university.

The School of Religion and Graduate School opened in 1926, the Medical School and hospital in 1930, the School of Nursing in 1931 and the School of Forestry in 1938. In 1930, the original Durham site became the coordinate Woman’s College, which was merged back into Trinity as the liberal arts college for both men and women in 1972. The new West campus became home to Trinity College for men, along with the hospital and the graduate and professional schools. The Law School, founded in 1904, was reorganized in 1930. Engineering, which had been taught since 1903, became a separate school in 1939. The last of James B. Duke's stated desires for the university was fulfilled when the School of Business Administration, now the Fuqua School of Business, opened in 1969.

Duke is committed to a need-blind admission policy; about 50 percent of all Duke students receive some form of financial aid, which includes need-based aid, athletic aid and merit aid. The University has a very robust athletics program Duke Athletics, which is part of the Atlantic Coast Conference; fields teams in 26 NCAA Division I varsity sports. The University’s athletics team, called the Blue Devils have won national championships in men’s basketball, lacrosse and soccer, and women’s golf and tennis.

Bachelor Programs

  • Durham, NC 27708, United States

    American Studies

    USD 49,498 Tuition Fee

    This program offers courses that focus on the study of American history, society, literature, and culture

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    Anthropology

    USD 49,498 Tuition Fee

    This program is designed to equip students with the conceptual knowledge of Anthropology. The program offers courses that focus on the study of human language, culture, societies, biological and material remains, biology, and the behavior of primates.

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    Art History

    USD 49,498 Tuition Fee

    This program is designed to equip students with the theoretical and practical knowledge of Art History. The program offers courses that focus on the study of the historical development of art; the theory of art; art history research methods; the conservation of works of art; and the study of specific periods, cultures, styles, and themes.

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    Biology

    USD 49,498 Tuition Fee

    This program is designed to equip students with the theoretical and practical knowledge of Biology. The program offers courses that focus on the study of cell growth, DNA expression, botany, parasitology and recombinant DNA technology.

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    Biomedical Engineering

    USD 49,498 Tuition Fee

    This program is designed to equip students with the theoretical and practical knowledge of Biomedical Engineering. The program offers courses that focus on the study of molecular and cellular biology, general physics, chemistry, mathematics, and engineering. The program will enable students to apply engineering principles to medicine and biology healthcare purposes.

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    Chemistry

    USD 49,498 Tuition Fee

    This program is designed to equip students with the theoretical and practical knowledge of Chemistry. The program offers courses that focus on the study of general chemistry, organic chemistry, and chemical analysis.

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    Civil Engineering

    USD 49,498 Tuition Fee

    This program is designed to equip students with the theoretical and practical knowledge of the fundamentals of Civil Engineering. The program offers courses that focus on the study of the application of mathematical and scientific principles to problems that arise from creating and maintaining structures; mechanics; hydraulics; geotechnics; materials science; and statistical analysis.

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    Computer Science

    USD 49,498 Tuition Fee

    This program is designed to equip students with the conceptual and practical knowledge of Computer Science. The program offers courses that focus on the study of artificial intelligence, cyber security, the blockchain, and big data.

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    Cultural Studies

    USD 49,498 Tuition Fee

    This program is designed to equip students with the concepts of Cultural Studies. The program offers courses that focus on culture; racial and ethnic issues; gender and popular culture; culture and media; and culture and globalization.

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    Dance

    USD 49,498 Tuition Fee

    This program is designed to equip students with the technical and practical knowledge of the elements of Dance. The program offers courses that focus on the study of dance as a cultural phenomenon; dance techniques and choreography; history of dance; and dance production.

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    Economics

    USD 49,498 Tuition Fee

    This program is designed to equip students with the theoretical and practical knowledge of the fundamentals of Business Economics. The program offers courses that focus on the study of the systematic and efficient allocation of resources; economic theory; micro and macroeconomics; comparative economic systems; banking systems; international economics; quantitative analytical methods; and public policy.

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    Education

    USD 49,498 Tuition Fee

    This program is designed to equip students with the theoretical and practical knowledge of the concepts of Education. The program offers courses that focus on the study of research, and administrative and support services related to learning and teaching.

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    Electrical Engineering

    USD 49,498 Tuition Fee

    This program is designed to equip students with the theoretical and practical knowledge of the fundamentals of Electrical Engineering. The program offers courses that focus on the study of mathematical and scientific principles and electrical power generation systems.

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    English

    USD 49,498 Tuition Fee

    This program is designed to equip students with critical, practical, and analytical knowledge of the fundamentals of English. The program offers courses that focus on three major objectives; reading, writing, and literature.

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    Environmental Engineering

    USD 49,498 Tuition Fee

    This program is designed to equip students with the theoretical and practical knowledge of Environmental Engineering. The program offers courses that focus on basic engineering principles and how they connect to the environment, engineering thermodynamics, the fundamentals of process engineering and chemistry.

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    Environmental Studies

    USD 49,498 Tuition Fee

    This program is designed to equip students with the theoretical and practical knowledge of the principles of Environmental Studies. The program offers courses that focus on renewable and non-renewable resources, ecosystems, pollution, and biodiversity.

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    Film Studies

    USD 49,498 Tuition Fee

    This program is designed to equip students with the conceptual and practical knowledge of Film Studies. The program offers courses that focus on the study of visual arts; the history, development, theory, and critical analysis of film; and the principles of filmmaking and film production.

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    French

    USD 49,498 Tuition Fee

    This program offers courses that develop students' French conversation, reading, and compositional skills.

  • Durham, NC 27708, United States

    Gender Studies

    USD 49,498 Tuition Fee

    This program is designed to equip students with the concepts of Gender Studies. The program offers courses that focus on women's studies, men's studies, and LGBTQ studies.

  • Durham, NC 27708, United States

    History

    USD 49,498 Tuition Fee

    This program is designed to equip students with comprehensive knowledge of History. The program offers courses that focus on developing an awareness of differing political, cultural, social, and economic structures in past societies and their interrelationship.

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    Latin

    USD 49,498 Tuition Fee

    This program offers courses that focus on Latin as a language; ancient history; classical art/archaeology; and classical literature.

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    Mathematics

    USD 49,498 Tuition Fee

    This program is designed to equip students with the theoretical and practical knowledge of Mathematics. The program offers courses that focus on algebra, calculus, functional analysis, geometry, number theory, logic, topology and other mathematical specializations.

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    Mechanical Engineering

    USD 49,498 Tuition Fee

    This program is designed to equip students with the theoretical and practical knowledge of the fundamentals of Mechanical Engineering. The program offers courses that focus on the study of the application of mathematical and scientific principles to the design, development and operational evaluation of physical systems used in manufacturing; the end-product systems used for manufacturing equipment; and hydraulic and electric systems for controlling movement.

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    Media Studies

    USD 49,498 Tuition Fee

    This program is designed to equip students with the conceptual and practical knowledge of Media Studies. The program offers highly interdisciplinary courses that combine the study of communications, technology, sociology, history and journalism.

  • Durham, NC 27708, United States

    Music

    USD 49,498 Tuition Fee

    This program is designed to equip students with the conceptual and practical knowledge of Music. The program offers courses that focus on the study of medieval, renaissance, classical, romantic, jazz, pop, and rock music.

  • Durham, NC 27708, United States

    Neuroscience

    USD 49,498 Tuition Fee

    This program is designed to equip students with the theoretical and practical knowledge of Applied Cognition and Neuroscience. The program offers courses that focus on cognition, artificial intelligence, human-computer interactions and neurological diagnosis and monitoring.

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    Philosophy

    USD 49,498 Tuition Fee

    This program is designed to equip students with the theoretical and conceptual knowledge of the fundamentals of Philosophy. The program offers courses that focus on the study of Eastern and Western philosophy, aesthetics, epistemology, ethics, logic, metaphysics, and contemporary philosophy.

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    Photography

    USD 49,498 Tuition Fee

    This program is designed to equip students with the conceptual and practical knowledge of Photography. The program offers courses that focus on the fundamental technologies and techniques in digital and analogue photography through a mix of practical workshops, lectures and independent projects.

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    Physics

    USD 49,498 Tuition Fee

    This program is designed to equip students with the theoretical and practical knowledge of Physics. The program offers courses that focus on the study of matter and energy at a fundamental level using mathematics as the primary language to communicate concepts.

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    Political Science

    USD 49,498 Tuition Fee

    This program is designed to equip students with the theoretical and conceptual knowledge of the fundamentals of Political Science. The program offers courses that focus on understanding political ideas, ideologies, institutions, policies, processes, and behavior. As well as groups, classes, government, diplomacy, law, strategy, and war.

  • Durham, NC 27708, United States

    Psychology

    USD 49,498 Tuition Fee

    This program is designed to equip students with the theoretical and practical knowledge of the fundamentals of Psychology. The program offers courses that focus on understanding and analyzing human behavior.

  • Durham, NC 27708, United States

    Religious Education

    USD 49,498 Tuition Fee

    This program is designed to equip students with the theological and practical knowledge of Religious Education. The program offers courses that focus on teaching the fundamentals of religion and different belief systems; doctrines; rituals; customs; rites; and religion in society.

  • Durham, NC 27708, United States

    Sociology

    USD 49,498 Tuition Fee

    This program is designed to equip students with the theoretical, conceptual, and practical knowledge of Sociology. The program offers courses that focus on the study of family; religion; media; global development; and methods of research.

  • Durham, NC 27708, United States

    Spanish

    USD 49,498 Tuition Fee

    The program offers courses that develop students' Spanish conversation, reading, and compositional skills.

  • Durham, NC 27708, United States

    Statistics

    USD 49,498 Tuition Fee

    This program is designed to equip students with the conceptual and practical knowledge of Statistics. The program offers courses that focus on the collection, analysis, and interpretation of data, as well as the effective communication and presentation of results relying on data.

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  • US News (National)
    US News (National) 9
  • SchoolApply Ranking
    SchoolApply Ranking 16
  • Forbes (USA)
    Forbes (USA) 8
  • Times World University Rankings
    Times World University Rankings 17
  • QS Rankings (Global)
    QS Rankings (Global) 26
  • ARWU - Shanghai Ranking
    ARWU - Shanghai Ranking 26
  • Financial Times (MBA)
    Financial Times (MBA) 19

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