Welcome to Biology!

The Undergraduate Studies program in the Department of Biology offers many options for study, research and intellectual enrichment. We encourage you to develop a program that is appropriate for your particular scientific interests, academic schedules and career objectives. The biology faculty are available to provide advising and assistance throughout the course of a student's academic career.

Departmental website: https://biology.duke.edu/


Once declared, you will be assigned a faculty advisor by the Undergraduate Studies office. The assignments may be based on a student's interest in a particular area of biology or a preference for a particular advisor. Students may indicate their preferences by filling out an Advisor Request Form, however some advisors may not be available to due a full roster or sabbatical leave. New majors are encouraged to fill out an advisor request form in parallel with submitting their declaration. Advisor assignments may be changed on the student's request and may also change because of sabbatical leaves and other demands on faculty time. You can see the list of available advisors.

Note that Duke's Office of Health Professions Advising is the best source for advising and questions related to pre-health.

Requirements and General Information

Learn more about major and minor requirements, and general information for new majors.