Duke Summer Opportunities

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Duke Summer College/Academy alumni: Where Are They Now?
Check out the notable colleges and universities Alumni are currently attending:
Duke University (24 currently enrolled), Harvard, Princeton, Stanford, Columbia, University of Pennsylvania, Brown, University of Chicago, Northwestern, Dartmouth, University of California – Berkeley, Wellesley, Amherst, Swarthmore, Bowdoin, Middlebury, Vanderbilt, Notre Dame, John’s Hopkins, Cornell, Emory, Washington University, Carnegie Mellon, University of Virginia, and New York University.

Have you ever dreamed of becoming a scientist?  Make that dream a reality this summer at Duke Summer College!  Whether you want to study black holes or the human genome, we have a course for you.  See the list below for just a few examples of Duke classes we are offering this summer:

  • Love and Hate Between Humans and Micro-Organisms
  • The 3-D Genome and Human Disease
  • Mathematics of the Universe
  • Sensory Biology: Sight, Smell, Taste, Touch, Sound and Beyond
  • Introduction to Evolutionary Anthropology
  • The Ecology of Urban Environments
  • Introductory Seminar on Big Questions in Physics
  • The Hard Truth of Evolution
  • Microbes and Our World
  • Language and the Media: The New York Times to Twitter
  • Classics of American Literature, 1915-1960
  • Social Psychology
  • Adolescence
  • Introduction to Philosophy
  • Game Theory
  • Logic
  • Existentialism
  • Public Speaking

For a full list of the classes we are offering this summer, click here.

We are accepting applications starting TODAY for your unforgettable summer at Duke University!  We invite you to Duke Summer College for High School Students (grades 10 & 11) to earn academic credit or Duke Summer Academy for High School Students (grades 9-12) to enroll in personal enrichment courses with a global perspective.  Make friends from all over the world as you learn in a classroom environment that is intimate enough to gain the individual attention you need to thrive.


Nicki Charles, Ed.D.
Duke University
Director of Summer College and Summer Academy for High School Students


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