Duke University in Durham traces its origins to 1838 and was created in 1924 by James Buchanan Duke as a memorial to his father, Washington Duke. It is a diverse community committed to the principles of excellence, fairness, and respect for all people. The university actively value diversity in the workplace and learning environments. It’s mission is to provide educational programs, services and advocacy to Duke global community on campus as well as outreach to the greater Durham area. Duke’s commitment to global education begins with the students, faculty and staff from more than 100 countries who live and study in Durham. The university provides extensive resources to support research, education and engagement programs around the world.
Duke University offers 53 majors, 52 minors and 23 certificates. With the ability to create combinations of the three, students have 437,989 unique academic combinations available. It offers two undergraduate academic paths namely liberal arts and engineering. The curriculum reflects the university’s desire to prepare students for the challenging and rapidly changing global environment. It personalizes the learning experience for students while helping them understand the interdisciplinary approach to knowledge. Students can choose courses in nearly 100 different programs, including humanities, social sciences and natural sciences and mathematics.
The university’s home campus is situated on nearly 9,000 acres in Durham, N.C, and a city of more than 200,000 people.
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