Our broad range of majors and minors gives you the flexibility to follow your interests and career goals.
In addition to our degree programs, we offer undergraduate certificate programs to enhance your academic experience.
Duke Marine Lab: Open to All Majors
For a summer or a semester, you can experience island living and hands-on learning, earnest faculty, small classes, low faculty-to-student ratios and the camaraderie of a close-knit community.
Students from all disciplines—not just marine science—shape their experience by mixing field courses, lab courses, lectures and research to meet curricular needs and match personal interests.
Faces of Hope: Three Future Environmental Leaders Who Inspire Us
Cameron Oglesby, Anjali Boyd and Avery Davis Lamb are three of the outstanding students the Nicholas School is proud to call its own. Their accomplishments, acumen, energy and passion for bringing about positive change inspire us and leave us just a little bit in awe.
Using Drones to Count Penguin Groups
For her independent study during her semester at the Duke Marine Lab, Clara Bird researched penguin populations using imagery from drones. Under the leadership of professor Dave Johnston at the Marine Lab’s Marine Robotics and Remote Sensing Lab, Clara and her classmate submitted their final work for publication.
Saving Endangered Hummingbirds
As an undergraduate, Andrea Kolarova joined the research team led by renowned conservationist Stuart Pimm at the Nicholas School of the Environment. They're working to find ways to save endangered hummingbird species in South America.
You’ll find Nicholas School alums pursuing their passion and making positive impacts worldwide. Our programs give them the foundational knowledge and practical skills to become leaders and innovators in a wide array of fields and sectors.
T'99, B.S., Earth & Ocean Sciences; B.S. Biology (concentration Marine Biology)
T'99, B.S. Geology