Duke's Focus Program for first-year students provides clusters of courses designed around an interdisciplinary theme, taught by faculty from diverse academic departments who are leading researchers in their fields. Courses in each cluster fulfill Duke’s general education curriculum requirements and may contribute to a major, minor or certificate. The program features small seminars, shared housing among Focus students, and integrated learning experiences on campus and in the community. Field work, faculty/student research, research-service learning and volunteer work are just a few options.
Read student experiences and "Why Focus?"
Explore Focus Course Clusters for 2013 (including Visions of Freedom, Genomes in our Lives, the Middle East in Global Contexts, Cognitive Neuroscience and Law, and Ethics, Leadership & Global Citizenship).
Learn about the application process.