Our broad range of majors, minors and concentrations give 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.
The Undergraduate Experience at the Duke Marine Lab
For a summer or a semester, you can experience island living and hands-on learning, passionate professors, 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.
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