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6 months ago
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Why does Duke have so few majors?

It seems less than most schools

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@mponeill056 months ago

I think the main reason is because most of their majors are somewhat broad so they can be used in a lot of careers. :)

@ShaquilleOatmeal
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6 months ago

Hey @LUCIA, I moved your post into the Duke prospective students community because I think you'll be able to get more relevant answers!

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6 months ago

Hi Lucia,

At Duke you choose a broad major and later have the opportunity to specialize and receive a further concentration in the area you pick. For example I majored in Biology but could pick from a concentration in Pharmacology, Biochemistry, Molecular Bio.... I ultimately picked a concentration in Pharmacology. It also has fantastic resources in the majors it has so they definitely choose to devote themselves fully to what they are amazong at. Hope that helps

Amanda (Duke Class of 2020)

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6 months ago

The goal is to pick a general major, and then afterward Duke will help with narrowing that major to help you learn the most.

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